Food & Ice Cream Route For Sale – New York City, New York

Food & Ice Cream Route for sale in the New York City, Albany, New York and surrounding areas including parts of New Jersey and Pennsylvania for $450,000! Currently grossing an estimated $554,580 in sales per year and nets $150,176 as an owner operator! This is a well established route with flexible hours. There are currently more than 15 accounts including grocery stores, restaurants and ice cream stores, some accounts are seasonal.  Huge growth potential. A refrigerated vehicle is included. For a video presentation of this listing GO HERE.

Frequently Asked Questions:


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What are the day-to-day operations of this route?

To summarize, you will visit your suppliers to purchase product. You will then visit each of your accounts during the week to fulfill their orders.

What are the current average sales for this route?

Currently this route averages $10,665 per week in sales or $554,580 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. Current distributor receives an estimated gross profit of $4,293 per week.

How much can I make?

$4,293 per week is the routes weekly average, or a gross of $223,236 per year! This number can be increased by up selling within your current accounts or soliciting new accounts. 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, toll fees, helper’s salary and insurance. The current owner estimates $1,405 per week or $73,060 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?

Included in the purchase is a refrigerated 2012 Freightliner. Estimated value is $40,000. Common delivery vehicles used for this type of business are step vans, box trucks and cargo trailers. If you are considering purchasing, leasing or financing a vehicle you can review additional information here.

What is the Gross vs the Net income?

The gross income for the route is $223,236 per year, minus your $73,060 estimated yearly expenses as mentioned above gives you the net of $150,176 before incentives and rebates per year!

How does the selling price of the route get determined?

To determine a business’s price, a standard formula is to multiply 2 years of the net plus consideration of business assets.

Do I have to pay for inventory or purchase product up front?

Yes, the business requires you to purchase product at wholesale through your supplier.

Why is the distributor selling?

Owner is retiring.

How many accounts does the route have where is the warehouse located?

The route consists of 15 plus accounts including grocery stores, restaurants and ice cream shops. Some of the accounts are seasonal. The locations of the accounts 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 15 years.

How many days a week, and what hours do distributors work?

Current owner services accounts 5 days a week with Saturday and Sunday off. Hours and days worked can vary depending on sales that week and the season. The current owner also hires a helper.

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  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?

When purchasing this type of business we recommend forming some type of entity such as an LLC or Corporation to do business under. This not only offers protection for your personal assets, 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?

Be Your Own Boss with flexible hours! Well established route with endless potential! Priced at $450,000 including a vehicle! Contact Us About This Route Here!

Disclaimer: Routes For Sale® is a Broker that brings buyers and sellers together. Routes For Sale® does not represent, or is not affiliated with the company the distributorship is being offered. All agreements are made between the buyer and seller and not Routes For Sale®. It is the prospective Buyer’s duty and obligation to verify the accuracy of the Seller’s representations and if necessary retain attorneys, accountants, business appraisers, or other professionals. The representation of income is based on a current 52 week sales average generated by the efforts of the current owner. As with any business you can make more or less.

Food & Ice Cream
New York
New York New York United States