Sandwich Shops for sale in Accrington

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Leasehold Price: £17,500 Turnover: £32,788 Gross Profit: £15,725
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Business Description
Hilton Smythe is delighted to welcome to the market this well-established and popular sandwich bar/takeaway business, ideally located in Accrington, Lancashire.

The business was originally established in 1990 and has been in our clients’ careful ownership since 2012. Only now is the business being offered to the market due to our clients’ family commitments. The business operates 6 days per week and generates a turnover in the region of £33,000 per annum, with a gross profit of approximately 48%.

Our clients offer a variety of fayre including hot and cold sandwiches with various fillings, full English breakfasts, lunches, chips, Paninis, soup, pies and jacket potatoes to name a few, as well as a selection of hot & cold beverages. Our clients’ also offer a delivery service within the area. The premises are well maintained and decorated to a high standard with a good size service area offering 12 covers. The business boasts a food hygiene rating of 5.

The sandwich bar has built up an enviable reputation within the area for the high quality of the food 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 and taking advantage of the late afternoon/early evening trade. A new owner could also expand on the range of food offered and embark on a modest marketing campaign to highlight the goods and service offered.

This is an excellent opportunity for a new owner to take this already busy business to the next level; therefore early viewing must come highly recommended to avoid disappointment.

The Butty Box occupies substantial ground floor premises, ideally located within the town of Accrington in Lancashire. The business is located on the very busy Abbey Street and is surrounded by a wealth of complimentary shops and businesses, therefore benefiting from a very high volume of footfall and passing trade. The business further benefits from on-street parking facilities to the front of the premises.

Accrington is a town in the Hyndburn borough of Lancashire and is situated on the River Hyndburn. According to the 2001 census, the town had a residential population of 45,600. Accrington is famous for manufacturing the hardest and densest building bricks in the world.

The area of the business is well served by the public transport system, with several bus stops being within easy walking distance of the property. Accrington railway station is approximately ½ mile away. The area is also well served by the A-roads, with the business being located just off the A680, which links to the national A-road and motorway networks. The town is approximately 6 miles east of Blackburn, 13 miles east of Preston and 20 miles north of Manchester.

Substantial ground floor premises, ideally located in a prime trading location, briefly comprising:

Main sales and display area.

3 x tables for 12 covers.

Serve over counter with electronic cash register.

Open kitchen behind counter.

Staff WC to rear of property.

Small storage area.

Equipment included:

Cold drink refrigeration unit.

Pie warmer.

Chiller display unit.


3 x deep fat fryers.

2 x griddles.

2 x tea urns.

2 x microwave ovens.

2 x toasters.

2 x chest freezers..

2 x under counter refrigerator/freezers.

Tables and chairs.

Stainless steel preparation tables.


Off street parking facilities.

We are advised Leasehold:

Original lease length:   5 years

Remaining lease length:  2 years

Rent:     £100 per week

The business is open:

Monday – Friday:   6.30am – 2.30pm

Saturday:    8.00am – 2.00pm

Sunday:    Closed

The business is owner run and managed with 2 x staff members.

The business generates a turnover in the region of £33,000 per annum, with a gross profit of approximately 48%.

Tenure: Leasehold

Listed by: Hilton Smythe
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