Franchise retail gourmet cookie bakery operated for 2 decades with custom design and decoration is available for acquisition. Established in early 1988, this location has had 2 ownership changes before the current owner took over the operation in 1995. Customer base is currently still on the rise through the online customer base and a steady wave of local customers. Consistent sales of $400,000 - $425,000 a year along with the business being a low cost driven operation of only 15% cost of sales let it thrive in the market. Few competitors are within the immediate market area, but the exclusive sale of gourmet cookies allows the business to separate itself from its competitors. The business has 50% or more room to grow in sales at the current capacity without the need of additional space and equipment. Most form of marketing done at this business is through online marketing which can be used to stem outward to local marketing to increase overall sales. Products this business offers is gourmet cookies, custom decorated cookies for parties/events, cookie cakes, and cookie bouquets all hand-crafted to perfection. Included in the acquisition of the business is the 2 delivery cars, 1 of which with decals of the store design and logo. This is a one-of-a-kind business with great margins and potential to grow in sales immensely with a little more proactive marketing.

Furniture, Fixtures & Equipment: $60,000 (Included in listed price)
Inventory: $8,000 (Not Included in listed price)
Financing: 100% down at the time of closing or 50% cash down with SBA Financing for Qualified Buyers.
Year Established: 1988
Employees: 4FT/1PT

Facilities: Occupying 1,500 SF in an office building given extremely low rent and equipment all in excellent condition with no signs of need of replacements anytime soon. Two delivery cars are included in the sale of the business in which one of the cars given is wrapped in decal of the store design and logo.Support/Training: Owner will provide training during a 2-4 week period to allow for smooth transitioning into the business.
Reason Selling: Retirement after operating business for over 2 decades.
Competition: Several bakeries are located near the immediate market area of this business, but this operation is the only one in the area to specialize in cookies for a retail outlet store.
Growth And Expansion: At the current status that this business is in, the sales can be grown at a 50% or more rates with either proactive local marketing or more labor expenses. The franchise agreement grants exclusive territory where this operation can sell and deliver products. This area will cover 24 local cities with one million in population.

Posted Aug 26, 2016

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