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Business There has been a food based business on this position for at least twenty years and the current owner has run it successfully for the last 12 months. This is a reluctant sale made necessary only by the owners wish to concentrate on her other catering businesses.
The business sells freshly made food using locally sourced ingredients wherever possible; including breakfasts, hot and cold sandwiches, jacket potatoes with a choice of hot and cold fillings, toasties, boxed breakfasts, burgers and daily specials.
The business has good visibility on the internet and has a 4 star hygiene rating and lots of regular customers.
Scope to improve Advertising and marketing campaign Maximise the use of social media Extend the opening hours, this business could be incredibly lucrative if it stayed open until late in the evenings to serve students, clubbers and people returning from the pub. Introduce a loyalty card/ scheme Improve the exterior signage perhaps with illumination (subject to normal planning permissions) Develop outside catering particularly corporate i.E. Business buffets etc. Demand in this area for a Dessert offering i.E. Cakes, ice creams, puddings, milkshakes etc.
Location The business is perfectly situated in an attractive grade 2 listed, period building in a main road position with high levels of footfall and passing trade and with an inexpensive car park just to the rear of the premises. The business is surrounded by complimentary retail businesses and a large number of other food based businesses which makes this a destination venue for customers looking for freshly prepared and reasonably priced traditional food.
Over 90 bus routes operate in Walsall. Walsall railway station is on Station Street in the town and there are 4 trains per hour to Birmingham and one per hour to Rugeley.
Walsall is close to the M6 with three junctions (J7, J9 and J10). The town is also served by the A34 road which connects Manchester and the M42 motorway towards London and is connected regionally by the A454.
Premises The business occupies part of the ground floor of an impressive period property and is presented in immaculate order following a recent renovation.
Cafe - Newly decorated with suspended ceiling and concealed lighting, new vinyl flooring, brick effect feature wall and window to rear with Venetian blind. Serving hatch and doorway leads to the rear kitchen.
Equipment includes: Menu boards Double glass fronted drinks chiller Glass topped ice cream freezer Beech effect table Faux leather seats currently providing 4 covers but room for more. Glass fronted serve over counter Run of worktop with space for till Pork station Chest freezer Under counter fridge Under counter freezer Buffalo grill Swan stainless steel urn Hand wash basin
Equipment includes: 3 x under counter fridges Stainless steel sink and drainer Free standing Beko cooker with 4 electric rings and oven beneath Panasonic microwave 3 pot Bain Marie Buffalo griddle Twin basket fryer Perimeter shelving Stainless steel splash backs
Staff WC - With hand wash basin.
Tenure We are advised this is a leasehold sale.
The current lease being a rolling lease although we are advised that the landlord would be happy to negotiate a suitable lease for the new purchaser.
For more information about this property, please contact Hilton Smythe Commercial, BL1 on +44 1204 351867 * (local rate)
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