After 7 years, our much loved shop on Braintree High Street is being offered for sale due to our relocation.
The shop was an already well established business when we took it over and it continues to thrive. It offers any new owner the opportunity to further expand with a strong customer base already in place. The shop also benefits from Small Business Rate Relief.
Shake Express specialises in milkshakes, ‘hot’ shakes, hot chocolate, smoothies, teas and coffees, and ice cream using well known branded chocolate bars, fruit, sweets, cakes, biscuits and choice of toppings. The menu offers healthier alternative including drinks made with soya milk as well vegan friendly options. There is a choice of over 130 flavours which is changed and evolved constantly to keep customers interested and happy!
The milkshake and ice cream parlour business model are enjoying incredible growth again with many larger branded concepts dominating the high street, this business allows any new owner the opportunity to capitalise upon this whilst managing units with lower costs. The popularity of the shop has only increased with Kaspas joining the high street - probably due to the competitive pricing - accounts demonstrate the businesses year on year growth.
The main focus is the extensive milkshake menu, ingredients are mainly sourced from wholesalers and independent businesses where possible. All packaging is either biodegradable PLA plastic or compostable with a choice of either paper cups or a reusable cup. The branding is colourful and easily recognisable on the High Street.
There is an up to date active Facebook page, with 1500 followers and excellent customer feedback on Facebook, Google and Tripadvisor.
The business would suit an owner-manager and they would be able to walk straight in and continue trading. There are also a number of different avenues available to boost current sales levels/ profitability -
Open longer hours - including evenings and Sundays
Offer deliveries - using delivery partners such as ‘Deliveroo’ or ‘Just Eat’.
Apply a price increase - menu prices are average £1 cheaper than other comparable business types
Add more dessert choices - high demand for hot waffles.
Offer meal deals
We believe adopting some of the improvements above could quite easily increase existing sales levels.
The business holds a lease for the whole building which not only includes the shop space and underground cellar but it also comes with a 2 double bed flat which can either be used by the business owners or rented for at least £700pcm.
The business is currently under a lease with a private landlord. Under this purchase a new lease will be agreed with the landlord. However the landlord would also be open to selling the building to a new tenant too.
MONDAY to FRIDAY - 11am - 5.00pm, SATURDAY - 10am - 5.00pm
SUNDAY - 11am - 3.00pm
We run the business ourselves as a mother and daughter combo and it would suit another owner/manager. We also have one other staff member that helps out at peak times.
We have fully audited accounts to produce on application which demonstrate the reasonably priced nature of the advert.
If you are interested please do give us a call on 07980901191 for more information.
Mon-Fri 11-5 Sat 10-5 Sun 11-3
Is accommodation included?:
2 double bed maisonette with separate access
Support and Training:
A full and detailed handover can be provided
High Street location surrounded by other independent businesses