Based on a 1961 VW Split Screen single cab ‘Frankie’ is a highly profitable mobile bar company with a difference.
Able to flex its presentation to meet many different functions, the current owners have almost exclusively worked in the wedding market, with some corporate work and shopping centre presence.
No expereince is needed to run the bar, the current owners have very little previous expereince and can offer a full handover. One of the new owners will need to hold or obtain and personal licence in order to serve alcohol from Frankie.
The business is sold with ‘Frankie’ our professionally converted VW splitscreen van, a 6mt trailer and an Iveco tow/stock van, two sign written gazebo's.. All equipment is also included, basically the business is ready to go (and continues to trade whilst on sale).
The business is branded as 'The Split Screen Bar' and the sale includes all the graphics, website and Face Book page (currently around 1,000 likes).
The majority of our bookings come through either word of mouth or 'Add to Event', we do one wedding fair each year to help drive enquiries. We have currently restricted ourselves to 12 weddings each year due to other commitments.
We currently run two ‘taps’ served through an onboard beer cooler and in warmer weather we utilise secondary keg cooling jackets. This ensures ice cold beer & cider even when working in a marquee in the summer. A LED lit beer fridge cools Ales, bottled ciders, Wines, Prosecco and soft drinks. On the rear of the front mounted roof rack is a custom spirit rack holding eight bottles of spirits operated by push measures and the speed rail for cocktail equipment.
At the side of the beer fridge are shelves used to display a large range of premium gins.
Inside the bar area are shelves where glassware and the money box are placed. The current owners use i-zettle to enable them to take card payments without being tied to a monthly contract.
We have a gas powered generator which means we can turn up to any venue, including the middle of a field and set up independently.
For winter and colder months we have a Franchino coffee machine which we use to provide hot drinks including hot cocktails and naughty hot chocolate!
Current trading terms are £250 deposit which is returned once the bar spend reaches £1,500. We operate on a high profit margins which we can discuss with prospective purchasers.
Corporate clients and Universities often spend £2,500+ per evening event with us.
We dry hire Frankie and staff at a base rate of £1,500 per four hour event.
We have not exploited the VW show scene which clearly would be very lucrative.
We have not attended any festivals and clearly Frankie would be a hit at any festival.
We have not exploited the County Show market place where again Frankie would be a massive hit.
(we have not done any of the above purely because we do not have the time!)
We turn up on site and can be up and running within 90 minutes, less if the weather is cool or the kegs have been pre-chilled.
At the end of the night we pack up and are on the road within 60 minutes.
Most of our weddings are from 3pm - 11pm on a Saturday.
The current owners all have full time jobs and the growth of The Split Screen Bar is unsustainable for them and it needs someone with the time and energy to push the company forward, we currently run a maximum of 12 weddings each year but there is the option of many more if the new owners wish.
We already have 8 bookings for next year, each date is held with a deposit, which would be handed over to the new owners.
The current owners are willing to offer an extended handover period subject to negotiation.
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The current owners are willing to offer an extended handover, subject to negiations.
Currently based and operating within the South West the business is transferable to any area in the country.
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