No CompetitionProfitable IceCreamShop #1 Franchise

Mercer Island, WA
King County

only ice cream store on the whole island


Asking Price: Annual Revenue:
$110,000 $240,000

Food & Beverage: Coffee, Cafe, Dessert


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RE: No CompetitionProfitable IceCreamShop #1 Franchise Broker: David Smith

Quick Facts

Asking Price: $110,000
Annual Revenue: $240,000
Net Profit: $1
Cash Flow: Not Disclosed
Total Debt: Not Disclosed
FF&E: Not Disclosed
Real Estate: Not Disclosed
Year Established: 1968
Employees: 8
BBN Listing #: 577951531
Broker Reference #: ds/basmerc

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Business Overview:

Profitable ice cream store Mercer Island, only ice cream store on the whole island so captive customer base and no competition. Wait, it gets sweeter this is a top-rated ice cream and frozen yogurt shop franchise so the winning recipe is already set up for you. As a matter of fact, this ice cream shop has been established, turnkey and deliciously profitable since 1968 at this spot. To be here since 1968, that must mean that this is a successful franchise business. So, all the training, support and safety nets are just a phone call or an email away. This is a very simple business to learn and to operate. Most food-related businesses are greasy, messy, definitely not clean, but in the ice cream business, there is no messy cleanup every day, no extensive menu and no major food to order or maintain. Even the work atmosphere is a happy one. I don’t recall ever seeing too many sad faces in an ice cream shop. Current owner has been chilling here since 2003. Beside the simplicity of this business and the big name franchise the lease here is also pretty sweet. Only $3,000 for a such a hot spot. Lots of life left on the lease too. About 1200 square feet, seating capacity is 12 and has plenty of parking. Seller works about 20 hours a week at this store. This business lends itself well to absentee or semi-absentee ownership. Also, a great business for a spouse to operate as they have a lot of freedom with their work hours. Location of this business is in the downtown area so very convenient for your customers. The signage and visibility are good, but the whole island already knows who you are and the sweet treats that you serve. Hence the term, “Captive Customer Base.” People on the island do not want to travel too far for an ice cream cone. So, you’re the only business in town. Some other nice toppings to note, this type of business is more recession-proof than most businesses. Ice cream is considered a treat by most families and even when the economy is not doing so good most people can still afford to treat their kids to an ice cream cone. Another way to increase the sales is to get more involve in the making and promoting of ice cream cakes currently at this store very little is being done in that regard. Seller motivated as he wants to move out of the country so all serious offers will be considered. If you’re looking for a winning business opportunity with a cherry on top to invest in you should check this one out.

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Market Competition and Expansion:

A way to increase the sales is to get more involved in the making and promoting of custom design ice cream cakes currently at this store very little is being done in that regard. So current owner is missing out on big $$$ as this store is located in an area that would probably like and can afford that type a thing. Other than the franchise advertising no local advertising or marketing is being done. If a new owner wanted to or could work fulltime that too would add profits as the labor costs would go down. No other ice cream shops on Mercer Island so no ice cream competition to deal with. Established at this spot since 1968, so know this must be a successful business.

Reason for Selling:

Seller wants to move back to his home country.

Additional Details:

  • The property is leased.
  • The owner is willing to train/assist the new owner.
  • This is not a homebased business opportunity.
  • This is a franchise resale opportunity.

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