A franchise business started 25 years ago, featuring a wide range of frozen desserts and treats, is available for sale in the Pittsburgh, PA area. The business is up 30% YTD over 2019 despite the impact of the Coronavirus and having reduced operating hours. This high-volume store offers walk-up and drive-thru service, allowing customers to continue safely taking treats home to their families during this time of personal distancing. The business normally employs 20 part-time staff but is currently able to run at reduced hours with just 5 people. Normal operating months are March-October, so this business presents a couple or individual with the opportunity to work with the shop for 7-9 months and then have a change of pace to recharge before the next season.
The cost of purchase is less than the cost of starting a new franchise. Growth opportunities include expanding the months open, increasing marketing efforts, and formalizing relationships with local companies to provide weekly or monthly treats for their employees. The business recently signed national contracts with DoorDash, Uber Eats and Grubhub, so continued growth exists in these delivery options. Located in a prime, high-traffic area with convenient access and a highly visible LED advertising sign, the store is a staple within the community with loyal, repeat customers who visit on a regular basis.
The treats are prepared fresh daily, with all necessary equipment included in the purchase. The top-rated franchise offers training and support for new owners, along with proprietary recipes and products, meaning the business can transition seamlessly to new ownership. There are no special licenses required, making this a good opportunity for a hands-on owner passionate about customer service and quality products. The owners are retiring but will provide personal training along with the ongoing training and support provided through the national franchise.
This is an established business. This is neither a new franchise nor a start-up opportunity.
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