What are the day to day operations of this route?
To summarize, you will deliver product to existing accounts that include gas stations and convenience stores, 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 6,172 units per week in sales/purchases or 320,991 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 $.33 per units purchased for charge accounts and $.38 per unit purchased for cash accounts. Current distributor receives an estimated gross profit of $1,923 per week.
How much can I make?
$1,923 per week is the routes weekly average, or a gross of $99,979 per year! This number can be increased by up selling within your current accounts or 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.
Can I finance the route?
There is no seller financing for this route, and unfortunately banks will NOT write business loans against route based businesses for several reasons. You can review additional Financing Options Here.
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 $182 per week or $9,464 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 a 2004 Ford E350 Extended Cab Truck (225,000 miles) that is included in the purchase. Estimated total value is $5,000. 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 $99,979 per year, minus your $9,464 estimated yearly expenses as mentioned above gives you the net of $90,515 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 89 accounts including gas stations, cash accounts, and convenience stores. 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 4 years.
How many days a week, and what hours do distributors work?
Current owner services accounts 5 days a week (approximately 35-40 hours per week) with 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, you can network and hire distributors with previous route experience at RouteReliefDrivers.com. Route Relief Drivers is a nationwide network that allows independent route distributors and vacation relief drivers to connect with each other. Each party negotiates its own terms and compensation.
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 form an 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 $110,000! Contact Us About This Route Here!