Trading Since 2011
Projected Annual Turnover (2019/20) £75,000
Projected Gross Profit (2019/20) £37,500
Large Hotel and Government Contracts in Place
Would Suit Buyer Looking for Lifestyle Business
'Pop-Up' Catering Pod Used For Festivals
Includes Over £32,000 Worth of Equipment
Retail Ready Product and Distributor Partner
EPC - D
Blacks Brokers are delighted to bring to the market this exciting relocatable dessert manufacturer and retailer.
Love Cheesecakes has been operated from an impressive website that has been promoting its products since 2011. This website has been developing the database and creating a brand identity that has led on to the business currently preparing a franchise model. The business has it's own website: www.lovecheesecakes.co.uk and has pages on a variety of social media including Facebook & Twitter. The new owner will have full control of the entire franchise, and is only being offered for sale due to our clients desire to emigrate and therefore this has created a phenomenal opportunity for a new owner to enjoy this exciting and lucrative business.
The business started as a small handcrafted cheesecake company based in the picturesque setting of the Lake District and has based its reputation striving for perfection and aiming for customer delight. Its usual routes to market include food markets, festivals, shows in a variety of large outdoor events and was also previously listed in Selfridges. All the cheesecakes are freshly made by hand and supplied directly to their customers either by collections for the owners show stand or through deliveries to the door. The business has enough equipment to be able to produce 10,000 cheesecakes a week, and to attend 4 events/shows a week, which should the new owner choose to do so, would have a huge impact on the income. The Cheesecake Emporium also has a variety of distribution partners who provide their customers with their products and has been approached by major companies such as British Airways looking to have a contract with them.
The businesses most recent investments have meant that they now also have a new retail kiosk and catering pod which have increased the revenue by drastically, and also a sign written Vauxhall Vivaro van to assist with transportation. The owners have also invested into packaging of the products so they are retail ready, this was launched at the specialty food show in London in 2017 and was also featured as a new product on page 3 of the new product trade publication. The sale of the business includes over £7,000 worth of packaging and labels, and thus represents a business which is ready to go, with no other major outlays expected.
Since the recent addition of the kiosk and catering pod to the business, it is now both a cheesecake producer and high street retailer which is perfectly transferable and mobile for shopping centres, festivals, retail outlets and is easily relocatable.
This wonderful business has an impressive turnover of £41,650 which is gradually increasing with the introduction of the catering pod and kiosk and is a fantastic opportunity for a new owner to take on this ready to retail business, with the possibility of franchising it out also. Other income streams for the business include online, direct wholesale, wedding orders and now developing packaging for national delivery service and export. It is rare that a business of this calibre becomes available on the open market and early completion is anticipated.
The business had a record breaking Christmas in 2018 with wholesale business increasing from 900 cheesecakes sold to over 2,600 sold over a 3 week period. The business also has a franchise consultant in place for 2019 launch - for more details just ask!
Sale of the business includes the following equipment which is valued at over £32;000:
Vauxhall Vivaro van 61 plate
Mobile catering pod
2 serving counters
4 prep tables
4 metre retail kiosk
3 stand mixers
2 chest freezers
1 upright freezer
And many other objects too numerous to list