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Highly Profitable Mobile/festival Catering Business For Sale

Medway Town, Kent, UK
Asking Price:
£129,500 Furniture / Fixtures and Inventory / Stock included
Sales Revenue:
£100K - £200K
Cash Flow:
£50K - £100K

Ever fancied being part of the UK's festival scene? Feeding the thousands?

2022 is all set to be a hugely profitable festival season - the pent up demand for festival attendance because of the Pandemic is going to be massive!

The Fryer Engine is a highly professional and unique festival catering rig that is hugely popular with festival goers and organizers alike. Our 1975 Mercedes-Benz Kurzhauber Fire Engine is the only one in the world operating as a food truck and we have a completely unique street food type on the festival circuit that people just love. "Battered Chips" topped with pulled meats, cheese, crispy onion bits, jalapenos, gherkins and sauces. Our customers absolutely love us. You only need to check our reviews on Facebook.

Something that a lot of new entrants to the industry do not realise is how difficult it is to get onto the really profitable shows. For instance there are 450 food pitches at Glastonbury and in excess of 1200 applicants for each pitch - that's more than half a million applicants in total! And that is the real strength of our business - we get into the shows!

The Fryer Engine has been offered and have accepted a pitch at Glastonbury in 2022. Some people try for years without success. "Bella" appeared on the Food and Market Traders front page of Glastonbury's website in 2019.

Here are a list of the festivals we have attended:

Electric Picnic (Ireland's version of Glasto)
Underneath The Stars
Harlequin Fayre
Bespoke VDubs
Teddy Rocks
Irlam Live
Acoustic Festival
The Long Road
A New Day
Sausage and Cider

So as you can see The Fryer Engine has already demonstrated to be hugely popular with further opportunities going forward.

We leave home at the end of April and go from one festival to the next until returning in Mid September. 'Bella' is very low mileage and tows the kitchen trailer beautifully. We even run her on the waste rapeseed oil from our fryers and never have to fill her up with dirty diesel, which literally saves thousands of pounds a year.

We have a fabulous website and popular Facebook page which will be transferred to the successful buyer.

The sale includes:

1975 Vintage Mercedes-Benz Kurzhauber Fire Engine Food Truck (25k miles from new!). Inside Bella's kitchen there are 4x 22.5kw fryers, large extraction canopy with fan, gas interlock system, chip scuttle, Zebrano worktops, 4 pot Bain Marie, stainless steel handwash basin with low ampage electric water heater, a custom built fridge 3m long fridge, Sales till with battery backup, counter cache note safe, stainless steel soap and hand towel dispensers, 3kw inverter and a total of 900 amp hours of battery storage to power fridges and freezers when no power is available, 120amp 24v battery charger, spare alternator and starter motor.

5m 3.5 ton Kitchen Preparation Trailer (2019) which includes: Bold 56Kg Potato Rumbler, Bold Chipper, LPG Burco water boiler and washing up station, stainless steel 3 door fridge with stainless steel worktop, Blue Seal oven and 4x 8kw burners on hob, 6 pot LPG Ban Marie.

Because of the pandemic we are currently trading from a fixed site in Medway, Kent. You are welcome to come and view our rig and will have the opportunity to taste our food and see if this opportunity is for you. Please don't waste our time if you just want to go on a 'jolly'.......we're open to sensible offers from serious buyers.

For more information, please contact us by using the form below.

Property Information


Currently located in Medway, Kent.

Business Operation

Expansion Potential:

There are certainly opportunities for expansion with additional units, although we recommend that you complete a year of trading before expanding.

Competition / Market:

The festival catering industry is hugely competitive, which is why our business is so compelling - we get on to the shows!

Reasons for selling:

This is not a distressed sale. One of the two business partners' health has deteriorated, but we will continue to trade if a reasonable offer is not accepted.

Trading hours:

A busy summer season would be around 22-24 festivals. There are between 2-4 days trade at each event.

Years established:

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