Owner-absentee full-service 30+ year established, the original Italian restaurant under its name in the metroplex is available for acquisition. Due to its popularity, multiple locations have opened up since its establishment 30+ years ago. This business is operating in a 3,021 SF retail strip on the intersection of busy roads in the area near a highway with heavy traffic and densely populated residential neighborhoods in all 4 directions. This business is fully staffed with competent employees who have been with the business and with a manager in place, the owner is able to tend to other businesses without too much involvement in the daily operations.
The current owner acquired the business in September 2018 and the overall sales have been consistent for the next few years despite the pandemic. The average gross annual sales for the last 3 years have been approximately $860,000/year. Since the owner owns multiple other businesses, the owner simply cannot dedicate his time on marketing to further grow the business. Since the majority of the customers are regular customers from the nearby area, not much direct marketing is necessary, but an active owner can be proactive on online and social media marketing to fully acquire new customers from the untapped area. Because it is an absentee-owner operation, sometimes the employees are not able to maintain consistent business hours. The owner-operator may enforce more strict guidelines for the employees to show up and close on time to have consistent business hours at all times and not lose out on potential sales.
This restaurant serves made from scratch NY-style pizza, homestyle pastas, salads, baked specialties, subs, traditional chicken, veal, and seafood dishes. There are multiple avenues to maximize potential growth. The owner-operator will definitely reduce the payroll expense, food cost, and maintain better customer relationships. The owner could promote the slower hours of the day by offering lunch specials and by obtaining a TABC license to sell alcohol, to increase overall sales. The in-house delivery service can be offered as well to serve the local clientele without unnecessary additional fees charged by the third-party companies. This well-known and established restaurant has everything in place and a great opportunity for an active owner to reap the financial benefits.