What are the day to day operations of this route?
To summarize, you will deliver product to existing accounts that include convenience stores, gas stations, and truck stops, usually starting in the morning hours. Preferred service hours for the customers are Monday through Friday, between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., however independent operators may set their own schedules within these parameters. Your responsibilities will include the following: evaluating and creating an order of product needed for the shelf, pull the order from your inventory, receive the order through the back door, and then fill the order to the shelf.
What are the current average sales for this route?
Currently this route averages 5,238 units per week in sales/purchases or 272,351 units per year. Documentation will be provided to all serious buyers.
How do I get paid?
As an independent distributor you purchase product at cost and sell it to retail accounts at wholesale. Product has a markup of $.27 per unit purchased for existing corporate accounts. Current distributor receives an estimated gross profit of $1,414 per week not including rebates and incentives. Distributors are also free to add cash accounts and sell product to customers without existing Bon Appetit accounts.
How much can I make?
$1,414 per week is the routes weekly average, or a gross of $73,535 per year! This number can be increased, by up selling within your designated territory, soliciting new accounts, and earning rebates and incentives from Bon Appetit. Route values can also be increased by new stores opening, new product lines being added, and simple inflation. There are at least 2 stores under construction that will be serviced by this route upon completion.
Can I finance the route?
Need Money? You can review additional Financing Options Here. There is no seller financing for this route, and unfortunately banks will NOT write business loans against route based businesses for several reasons.
What are my expenses and overhead?
Expenses include, but are not limited to: fuel, vehicle repair, handheld computer software, and insurance. The current owner estimates $95 per week or $4,940 per year in expenses/overhead (Note: Expenses represent a cash purchase and do not account for finance payments if requiring a loan to purchase).
What type of insurance do I need?
Typically a single owner operator of a route distributorship will need commercial insurance for their delivery vehicle and business liability insurance. Owners with multiple employees will need a multiple vehicle policy and workers compensation. Routes For Sale now offers discounts on insurance! Through our size and volume, we have partnered with some of the largest insurance brokers in the nation to offer the best rates. Request Your Free Insurance Quote Here.
What type of vehicle do I need?
The current owner services this route using an efficient diesel-powered 2011 Isuzu NPR w/ Reefer Unit (165,000 miles) that is included in the purchase. Estimated total value is $20,000. Common delivery vehicles used for this type of business are step vans, box trucks and cargo trailers. When considering purchasing an additional truck, Routes For Sale recommends MAG Trucks.
What is the Gross vs the Net income?
The gross income for the route is $73,535 per year, minus your $4,940 estimated yearly expenses as mentioned above gives you the net of $68,595 before incentives and rebates per year!
How does the selling price of the route get determined?
On average Bon Appetit routes determine the selling price of their route by using up to a 2 multiple of their yearly cash flow/net income.
Do I have to pay for inventory or purchase product up front?
No, you do not have any out of pocket expenses when purchasing your inventory. You are however responsible for any inventory that cannot be accounted for through your sales. As long as you run the business as it is designed to operate, you will not have any out of pocket expenses or losses.
Do I have to sign a contract?
Yes, as an independent distributor you sign a service agreement to represent Bon Appetit. In turn the company agrees to promote and assist you in growing your business. The contract is to protect both the company and its distributors.
Why is the distributor selling?
Owner is relocating.
How many accounts does the route have where is the warehouse located?
The route consists of 50 accounts including gas stations, convenience stores, and truck stops. The locations of the accounts and the warehouse will be disclosed upon execution of a signed Non Disclosure Agreement.
How long has the seller owned the route?
Current owner has owned the route for less than 1 year. The route has been established for years prior.
How many days a week, and what hours do distributors work?
Current owner services accounts 4 days a week with Friday, Saturday, and Sunday off.
What about vacation time or personal days?
As an independent distributor/business owner you are responsible for servicing the route. It is our recommendation that you hire or train someone for additional time needed off. Additionally there are previous distributors for hire that are familiar with route distributorship type businesses.
What is required in order to qualify for purchase?
Typically, most company routes or distributorships will require you to attend an interview for approval from the company, background check, and in most cases require the buyer to form some type of entity such as an LLC or Corporation. This not only protects the company, but also ensures protection of your business. If you need help forming this, we recommend that you Form A Corporation Here.
What else should I know?
The company continues to be aggressive promoting growth and adding new product lines. Established route with endless potential! Hesitate on this one and it will be gone! Priced to sell quickly at $105,000! Contact Us About This Route Here!
How can I learn more about these type of routes?
For additional Consulting Services with one of our route specialists Request A Consultation Here.