Locally Treasured Café and Takeaway in Cheshire
- Excellent reputation with loyal customer base
- Recently refurbished & well-equipped premises with equipment included in sale
- Low overheads
- Locally sourced produce with strong supplier relationships
Operating for more than 40 years at its premises in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, Lunch Box Café & Takeaway has grown a loyal network of customers who visit the establishment time and time again. The café offers an extensive menu and is proud to source all its ingredients locally and cook its delicious food fresh onsite. It possesses a 5* hygiene rating, is capable of hosting 20 covers at any one time and provides a popular takeaway option for complete flexibility. The brand is highly well-known and respected in the local area due to its long history.
Nestled in a busy shopping precinct in Ellesmere Port, the café benefits from a high footfall of new, regular, and periodic visitors which helps to continually grow the its customer base. The vendor recently completed a £17,000 refurbishment of the premises which has seen the café transformed to meet modern consumer demands, presenting another key asset for the buyer.
The café makes a minimum of £1,900 in revenue each week which could be grown further, and benefits from having low overhead costs. Combining this with its outstanding location in a busy retail area makes this a low-risk acquisition which will deliver an immediate return on investment. Overall, this is an exquisite opportunity to take on a beloved local food business and brand which is only on the market due to the vendor’s relocation.
Customers enter the pastel blue double-door into the main café space. Immediately in front of them is a glass drinks counter where visitors can place their order. To the left of the counter is a table with various condiments. Tables and chairs are spaced to the left and right of the entrance and counter, whilst comfy leather seats are available for takeaway guests. Chalkboards and tonal wooden wall panels provide a cosy ambience.
Behind the counter is the kitchen area. To the rear of this is a W/C to the left and freezer area to the right, whilst storage space is found immediately ahead. The property's back door is also located in this zone and leads to the premises' yard area.
All the café's equipment is included in the sale, valued at approx £20,000. Unfortunately, a transitional period is not available with this acquisition.
The ideal buyer for Lunch Box Café & Takeaway is a local start-up food establishment or a competitor who is already operating in the sector and wants to expand their business activity. With a fantastic reputation that has truly stood the test of time, the buyer will have an incredible platform from which to grow their culinary entrepreneurship further.
The new owner will be able to continue this longstanding business, principally by expanding its trading hours. This will increase its overall working capacity and offer superb convenience to customers, two factors which should see an increase in turnover levels.
The café operates a Facebook page and an informative website with a detailed menu offering and online ordering for takeaway and delivery, two platforms which could be leveraged for further digital and financial growth.
- High street location
- Shops nearby
- High footfall
- No local competition
- Nearby car parking
- Good transport links