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Finest Food Store ReadyTo Eat Catering Services For Sale

Tennessee, US
Asking Price:
$2,000,000 Furniture / Fixtures and Inventory / Stock included
Sales Revenue:
$2,050,145
Cash Flow:
$577,580

For more than 40 years, this premiere custom kitchen and bakery has developed its reputation for the finest custom food and food service (catering) in Tennessee. Everything is made in-house, always fresh, using only the finest ingredients. Everything is prepared custom, from scratch— no food is ever brought in from commissaries or pre-made. The services offered are:
• Ready-to-eat meals, salads, sides, desserts
• full service catering
• food catering
• cocktail catering
• box lunch catering

Continuing in their premium location of the last 10 years, in one of the most exclusive neighborhoods in the state, the store is leased through June 2025 (lease actually available for longer). The business has built a very loyal following of “regulars” who patronize daily, and family and business customers who wouldn’t dream of having a wedding, party or event without them.

The team varies between 8-9 employees:
• Principal / administrative CEO (retiring)
• the “relationship manager” and GM
• head chef • 2 bakers
• assistant chef • dishwasher
• part time baker • part-time helper

Excellence and incredible variety have long been the benchmarks. For example, available DAILY are dozens of gourmet entrees, many side dishes, soups, salads, breakfast-brunch options, a variety of appetizers and fantastic desserts.
All dishes are from proprietary recipes developed over almost 5 decades! This is not even a comprehensive list; seasonal specials also available in store.

The asking price of $2,000,000 includes $350k of FF&E (including 3 walk-in coolers and a 2015 GMC van), and all inventory ($15 - 20K)

Property Information

Real Estate:

Lease

Lease Terms:

New lease was signed in February, goes through July 2025, but a longer term is available and a negotiable option.

Leasehold Rent:

$142,000 per annum

Location:

The business is the anchor tenant in a strip center in a premium location, in one of the most upscale neighborhoods in the state of Tennessee.

Premises Details:

4000 sf space with approximately 1000 sf retail frontage and offices, 3000 sf bakery, and a fully equipped kitchen, including 3 walk-in coolers (1 at each end and 1 in the middle). New lease was signed in February through July 2025, but a longer term is a negotiable option.

Size in square feet:
4,000

Business Operation

Expansion Potential:

The business is limited only by the availability of personnel and perhaps supply chain limitations as yet unforeseen.

Competition / Market:

This business has no parallel. Considering competitors of comparable size, other caterers may not offer as extensive food-service, or ready-to-go gourmet meals. Other food service companies do not deliver the same level of catering.

Reasons for selling:

Retirement

Trading hours:

10-6 Tuesday - Friday
10-5 Saturday
Closed Sunday and Monday

Employees:
9
Years established:
1978

Other Information

Support & training:

Principal will step down immediately, but the general manager, point person, and employee organizer, has been involved for many years, and can step up with a little training for a negotiable period. She also wears the "relationship manager" hat, and can introduce the buyer to many return customers whose wants and needs she knows intimately.

Furniture / Fixtures value:
$350,000 - included in the asking price
Inventory / Stock value:
$20,000 - included in the asking price

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