Hilton Smythe is delighted to welcome to the market this well-established and very popular fish & chip shop business, which is ideally located within the town of Leyland, Lancashire.
The business was originally established in the 1950s and has been in our client’s careful ownership since 2002. Only now is the business being offered to the market, due to family reasons. The business currently operates 5 days per week and generates a turnover in the region of £41,600 per annum, with a gross profit of approximately 60%.
Our client offers traditional chip shop fayre including fish & chips, puddings, pies, sausages, burgers, fishcakes and fritters, as well as a variety of beverages. The property boasts 76 sq. metres of floor space, with a large customer area, spacious preparation/kitchen area, potato store room and stock room. The premises are very well maintained and decorated to a very high standard.
The business has built up an enviable reputation within the area for the high quality of the goods and services offered, which has resulted in a very loyal client base, with a high volume of repeat trade and word of mouth recommendations.
We feel there is scope to increase the turnover by extending the opening hours, perhaps by offering weekend trading. A new owner could also embark on a modest marketing campaign to highlight the excellent fayre and service offered. The business already takes advantage of social media, with a popular page on Facebook, which has 191 likes.
This is an excellent opportunity for a new owner, perhaps a husband and wife team or partnership, to take this already busy business to the next level; therefore, early viewing must come highly recommended to avoid disappointment.
Anna’s Plaice occupies substantial ground floor premises, ideally located within the town of Leyland, Lancashire. The business is situated within a small parade of complimentary shops and businesses, therefore, benefiting from a high volume of footfall and passing trade. The property is surrounded by densely populated residential areas, from which the business derives much of its trade.
Leyland is a town in the South Ribble district of Lancashire. According to the 2011 census, the town has a residential population of 35,600. The town is primarily famous for the bus and truck manufacturer Leyland Motors, which between the 1950s and 1970s expanded and grew to own several British motor manufacturers.
The area of the business is well served by the public transport system, with several bus stops within easy walking distance of the property. Leyland railway station is less than one mile away. The area is also well served by the road networks, with junction 28 of the M6 being within easy driving distance. Chorley is approximately 6 miles away and Preston is 6½ miles away.
Substantial ground floor premises, in a prime trading location, briefly comprising:
Large display window.
Large customer service area, with some chairs, permitting either internal or external seating.
3-pan range and stainless steel counter (7 years old – cost £21,000).
Large serving area behind with fitted units, sink and equipment.
Spacious preparation area/kitchen to rear with sink.
Large potato store room/preparation area.
WC and washroom.
Rear entrance to car park – permitting deliveries to rear.
Stainless steel serve over counter and units.
2 x refrigerators.
2 x bug zappers.
4 x burner hob.
Bain Marie with four small pans, two large pans and pudding container.
Excellent clear signage.
Estate CCTV to front and rear.
We are advised Leasehold:
As of 2016 our client is signing a new 10-year lease.
Rent: £4,200 per annum.
The business is open:
Monday – Friday: 11.30am – 1.30pm and 4.30pm – 7.00pm
Saturday – Sunday: Closed
The business is owner run and managed.
The business generates a turnover in the region of £35,000 as per 2016 accounts with a gross profit circa of 64%.
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