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Profitable Restaurants for Sale

Profitable Restaurants for Sale

Profitable Restaurants for sale are defined as any business opportunities that generate positive cash flow.  The opportunities we show below generate very high earnings of six figures or more for an owner-operator after paying all expenses associated with the business.   For those searching to find business opportunities, it's not unusual to focus on those with the greatest earnings.  Profitable restaurants for sale like this collection of listings have the following points in common:

  • Sales of $1.0 million or more 
  • Earnings of $100,000 or more 
  • Opportunity for new buyers to acquire
Controlling costs and driving sales are the two key elements to generating a strong return like these profitable restaurants for sale.  For the food industry, the following are the key cost lines to control to generate the greatest earnings.
  • Food Costs 
  • Labor Cost
  • Occupancy Costs
How are these defined and best controlled when finding profitable restaurants for sale? Food Costs are the direct costs to produce the food sold at the customer level.  For most CPA's that means the cost of raw ingredients and paper sleeves to hold the food are direct costs.  For most, it does not include the direct labor costs of those preparing the food. On average, food costs should range from 28 - 32% of sales as a rate to sales but that varies based on the concept and type of food.  Mexican and Italian restaurants have lower food costs as they use fewer proteins than a steakhouse for example. 

Labor costs are the costs in any profitable restaurant for sale reflecting both the hourly and salaried employees- the entire workforce.  When reviewing profitable restaurants for sale, it's important to make sure that all the workers in the restaurant are being paid legally and all the hourly workers needed are reflected in the payroll.  For the most part, you can count on labor costs being about 25% as a rate to total sales.

The last huge component of a profit and loss statement for any business and, profitable restaurants for sale like these, are the occupancy costs.  Occupancy includes rent, CAMS (Common Area Maintenance Charges), Taxes, and Insurance paid to the landlord. The entire amount is counted in occupancy.  As restaurant brokers, those of us at We Sell Restaurants, like to see occupancy costs at no more than ten percent as a rate to total sales.

If you are in the market to find profitable restaurants for sale, it's a good idea to become familiar with these common ratios and apply them to the business opportunities you review.  This is an industry where high earnings can be found but doing your homework upfront is a good way to be ready to sort out the best from the rest.

Want more information on buying profitable restaurants for sale?  Visit us online at this link to see our restaurants for sale or at this link for articles and information on buying a restaurant.

Profitable Restaurants for Sale

Pizzeria for Sale Grosses $1.3 M and Nets $185K for Semi-Absentee Owner

Pizzeria for Sale Grosses $1.3 M and Nets $185K for Semi-Absentee Owner

Listing Id:8698 Lease Term:Expires Septemb.. Monthly Rent$4617.69, Sq.ft.1660,
Firehouse Subs Franchise for Sale with Six Figure Earnings!

Firehouse Subs Franchise for Sale with Six Figure Earnings!

Listing Id:8687 Lease Term:Valid through S.. Monthly Rent$5365, Sq.ft.3000,
Bar and Restaurant for sale near Downtown Denver

Bar and Restaurant for sale near Downtown Denver

Listing Id:8678 Lease Term:2.5 years + (2).. Monthly Rent$10800, Sq.ft.4200,
3- Store Franchises For Sale Package makes over $200,000 SDE

3- Store Franchises For Sale Package makes over $200,000 SDE

Listing Id:8673 Lease Term:Multiple Leases.. Monthly Rent$7473.00,7373.52.. Sq.ft.2400,2400,1800,
Juice Bar Franchise for Sale - Six Figure Owner Benefit

Juice Bar Franchise for Sale - Six Figure Owner Benefit

Listing Id:8662 Lease Term:10yr lease expi.. Monthly Rent$7826.30, Sq.ft.1300,
Two Juice Franchises For Sale With Six Figure Owner Benefit

Two Juice Franchises For Sale With Six Figure Owner Benefit

Listing Id:8661 Lease Term:5yr and 10yr Monthly Rent$4509,7826, Sq.ft.1005,1300,
Clean Juice Franchise for Sale - Six Figure Owner Benefit

Clean Juice Franchise for Sale - Six Figure Owner Benefit

Listing Id:8660 Lease Term:10 year lease Monthly Rent$3084.28, Sq.ft.907,
South Denver Subway Franchise for Sale.  Nets Owner Six Figures

South Denver Subway Franchise for Sale. Nets Owner Six Figures

Listing Id:8656 Lease Term:Expires 2029 Monthly Rent$3300, Sq.ft.1150,
Multi Unit Firehouse Subs Franchises for Sale Earnings of over $275,000!

Multi Unit Firehouse Subs Franchises for Sale Earnings of over $275,000!

Listing Id:8642 Lease Term:All leases Vali.. Monthly Rent$7198.88 ,3047,2.. Sq.ft.2714,1842,1600,..
Multi Unit Firehouse Subs Franchises for Sale with Earnings over $280k!

Multi Unit Firehouse Subs Franchises for Sale with Earnings over $280k!

Listing Id:8641 Lease Term:Valid through 9.. Monthly Rent$7198.88 ,3047,2.. Sq.ft.2714 ,1842,1600..
Profitable Established Full-Service Restaurant for Sale in Fort Myers

Profitable Established Full-Service Restaurant for Sale in Fort Myers

Listing Id:8635 Lease Term:Expires June 20.. Monthly Rent$11333, Sq.ft.5000 ,
Pizza Franchise for Sale in South Metro Denver Nets Owner Over $176,000!

Pizza Franchise for Sale in South Metro Denver Nets Owner Over $176,000!

Listing Id:8634 Lease Term:Expires 2025 wi.. Monthly Rent$6200-, Sq.ft.2350-,
Firehouse Subs Franchise for Sale with over $250,000 in Earnings

Firehouse Subs Franchise for Sale with over $250,000 in Earnings

Listing Id:8625 Lease Term:Valid until Oct.. Monthly Rent$6811.39, Sq.ft.2741,
Sports Bar for Sale with Six Figure Earnings-Full Liquor License included!

Sports Bar for Sale with Six Figure Earnings-Full Liquor License included!

Listing Id:8621 Lease Term:Lease valid thr.. Monthly Rent$9823, Sq.ft.4000,
Multi-Unit Jimmy John's Franchises for Sale, Tremendous Owner Benefit!

Multi-Unit Jimmy John's Franchises for Sale, Tremendous Owner Benefit!

Listing Id:8614 Lease Term:10 Monthly Rent$3669.17,2525,55.. Sq.ft.1190,1500,1638,
Six Unit Jimmy John's Franchises for Sale In Charlotte Area!

Six Unit Jimmy John's Franchises for Sale In Charlotte Area!

Listing Id:8613 Lease Term:10 Monthly Rent$8431,3944.99,50.. Sq.ft.1300,1315,1600,..
Profitable Italian restaurant for sale in Broward County Returns $175,000

Profitable Italian restaurant for sale in Broward County Returns $175,000

Listing Id:8612 Lease Term:expires January.. Monthly Rent$5892- Sq.ft.1993-
Landmark restaurant for sale in well-known Central Texas town!

Landmark restaurant for sale in well-known Central Texas town!

Listing Id:8610 Lease Term:expires April 3.. Monthly Rent$3400, Sq.ft.2500,
Bagel Shop for Sale in Margate, Florida – Operator Nets Six Figures

Bagel Shop for Sale in Margate, Florida – Operator Nets Six Figures

Listing Id:8605 Lease Term:May 31, 2025 + .. Monthly Rent$3418, Sq.ft.2000,
$203,000 in Earnings on Multi-Unit Sandwich Franchise for Sale in Tucson

$203,000 in Earnings on Multi-Unit Sandwich Franchise for Sale in Tucson

Listing Id:8600 Lease Term:Expires 2022 & .. Monthly Rent$7121,7139.67, Sq.ft.2200,2300,
Two Austin Bakeries for sale! $250,000 SDE in 2021.

Two Austin Bakeries for sale! $250,000 SDE in 2021.

Listing Id:8598 Lease Term:expires June 20.. Monthly Rent$2500,4421, Sq.ft.850,1200,
Six-Figure in Owner Earnings of this Tucson Sandwich Franchise for Sale

Six-Figure in Owner Earnings of this Tucson Sandwich Franchise for Sale

Listing Id:8597 Lease Term:Expires 2022 wi.. Monthly Rent$7121, Sq.ft.2200,
$123,000 in Earnings at Profitable Sandwich Franchise for Sale in Tucson

$123,000 in Earnings at Profitable Sandwich Franchise for Sale in Tucson

Listing Id:8596 Lease Term:Expires August .. Monthly Rent$7139.67-, Sq.ft.2300 -,
Multi-Unit Jimmy John's Franchise Opportunity, Massive Owner Benefit !

Multi-Unit Jimmy John's Franchise Opportunity, Massive Owner Benefit !

Listing Id:8575 Lease Term:15 Monthly Rent$8431,3944.99,50.. Sq.ft.1300,1315,1600,
Two Pizzerias for Sale Earning Over $300,000 on the Books! Won't Last!

Two Pizzerias for Sale Earning Over $300,000 on the Books! Won't Last!

Listing Id:8564 Lease Term:Up for renewal .. Monthly Rent$4306,5332, Sq.ft.2700,2800,
BBQ Franchise For Sale Producing Six Figure Income For Owner

BBQ Franchise For Sale Producing Six Figure Income For Owner

Listing Id:8561 Lease Term:Expires in 2024 Monthly Rent$5100, Sq.ft.2175,
Upscale Chinese Restaurant for Sale! Over a Million in Revenue!

Upscale Chinese Restaurant for Sale! Over a Million in Revenue!

Listing Id:8557 Lease Term:New 5 year Leas.. Monthly Rent$10000, Sq.ft.3000,
Package of Two Sandwich Franchises for Sale in the Phoenix Market

Package of Two Sandwich Franchises for Sale in the Phoenix Market

Listing Id:8553 Lease Term:August 2023 and.. Monthly Rent$6757,4450, Sq.ft.1785,1525,
Long Standing High Volume Successful Italian Restaurant for Sale!

Long Standing High Volume Successful Italian Restaurant for Sale!

Listing Id:8550 Lease Term:Lease extension.. Monthly Rent$12000, Sq.ft.9000,
Approx $300K in Owner Earnings, Marietta GA Restaurant for Sale

Approx $300K in Owner Earnings, Marietta GA Restaurant for Sale

Listing Id:8540 Lease Term:Remainder of Cu.. Monthly Rent$2075, Sq.ft.1630,
High volume Mexican Restaurant for Sale

High volume Mexican Restaurant for Sale

Listing Id:8537 Lease Term:5 Years Monthly Rent$5583, Sq.ft.1800,1000,
Fast Casual Cafe for Sale in Wilton Manors, FL

Fast Casual Cafe for Sale in Wilton Manors, FL

Listing Id:8527 Lease Term:May 2022 Monthly Rent$3300, Sq.ft.1200,
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