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Takeaway for sale

Sturry Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT1

56 sq. m.

Property Description

Commercial information

  • Business for sale
  • 602 sq ft (56 sq m)

Key features

  • REF: 14189 J

Full description

Tenure: Leasehold

Hilton Smythe are delighted to offer to the market a very successful Tops Pizza franchise, opened in this location by our client in 2015 and now only offered for sale due to ill health.

The Tops Pizza franchise is one of the country's fastest growing pizza chains and currently has over 40 stores within the southeast and southwest parts of the country. They offer a full franchise support including training, marketing and full store set up.

They offer a full engage of pizza types, bases and toppings with weekly deals, sides, drinks and desserts.

Our client informs us currently 40% of sales come through JustEat orders, 15% through HungryHouse, 10% through Tops Pizza own website and 35% from own deliveries and walk in customers.

There is a very large student customer base in the area who feel at ease ordering through the many food delivery apps.

A full handover period will be offered to the purchaser if required.

Tops Pizza occupies a highly visible trading position on Sturry Road in central Canterbury, Kent.

The corner unit enjoys a CT1 postcode trading position and sits alongside other takeaways and retail shops on the busy road into the heart of Canterbury.

Canterbury is a historic English cathedral city and UNESCO world heritage site, famous for its prestigious universities. It's breath taking architecture and museums attracts tourists throughout the whole year.

Canterbury sits in between Maidstone 28 miles to the west and Margate 18 miles to the east, it can be reached by the A2 link road which connects drivers to the nearby M2 cross country motorway.

The local rail station is less than 10 minutes' walk away and there is a bus stop outside the business leading to the city centre. There is free parking also directly to the side of the business.

The business boasts a corner position; with excellent clear signage.

On entry is the waiting area with service counter and seating.

Equipment includes:
3 x computer ordering terminals
2 x large tv screens with menu details and offers
Customer waiting area and table
Full width service counter
Coke Cola drinks fridge
Haagan dazs freezer
2 x chest freezers
Stainless steel chilled pizza preparation unit
3 x stainless steel preparation tables
Lincoln pass through pizza oven with 32-inch trays (able to cook 3 regular pizzas in 6 minutes)
Large extraction unit
4 x camera CCTV system

There is a second preparation area.

Equipment includes:
Double stainless steel sink unit
Hand wash sink
Large pizza dough mixer
Large walk in chiller

Stockroom comes fully shelved; there is also a dry store room with storage racking, staff changing and seating area.

Outside to the rear includes a secure storage area and staff toilet.

This is a leasehold sale.

Original 15 year lease.
13 years remaining as of 2017.
Rent 21,600 per annum.

Zero rates payable.

Sunday to Wednesday: 11.30am - 1.00am
Thursday, Friday and Saturday: 11.30am - 4.00am

5 part time staff as well as the owner.

The business generated a healthy turnover of circa 312,000 as of 2017 accounts; with a gross profit of 53%.

Asset value 65,000.

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