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.
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Profitable Restaurants for Sale
Listing Id:8700 Lease Term:April 2026 Monthly Rent$8124.00, Sq.ft.5000,
Listing Id:8698 Lease Term:Expires Septemb.. Monthly Rent$4617.69, Sq.ft.1660,
Listing Id:8687 Lease Term:Valid through S.. Monthly Rent$5365, Sq.ft.3000,
Listing Id:8685 Lease Term:1, 5 Monthly Rent$2900, Sq.ft.1800,
Listing Id:8678 Lease Term:2.5 years + (2).. Monthly Rent$10800, Sq.ft.4200,
Listing Id:8673 Lease Term:Multiple Leases.. Monthly Rent$7473.00,7373.52.. Sq.ft.2400,2400,1800,
Listing Id:8662 Lease Term:10yr lease expi.. Monthly Rent$7826.30, Sq.ft.1300,
Listing Id:8661 Lease Term:5yr and 10yr Monthly Rent$4509,7826, Sq.ft.1005,1300,
Listing Id:8660 Lease Term:10 year lease Monthly Rent$3084.28, Sq.ft.907,
Listing Id:8657 Lease Term:2026 Monthly Rent$2325.44, Sq.ft.2400,
Listing Id:8656 Lease Term:Expires 2029 Monthly Rent$3300, Sq.ft.1150,
Listing Id:8643 Lease Term:5 Monthly Rent$7000,8000, Sq.ft.2500,2500,
Listing Id:8642 Lease Term:All leases Vali.. Monthly Rent$7198.88 ,3047,2.. Sq.ft.2714,1842,1600,..
Listing Id:8641 Lease Term:Valid through 9.. Monthly Rent$7198.88 ,3047,2.. Sq.ft.2714 ,1842,1600..
Listing Id:8635 Lease Term:Expires June 20.. Monthly Rent$11333, Sq.ft.5000 ,
Listing Id:8634 Lease Term:Expires 2025 wi.. Monthly Rent$6200-, Sq.ft.2350-,
Listing Id:8631 Lease Term:0 Monthly RentNA Sq.ft.3792,
Listing Id:8625 Lease Term:Valid until Oct.. Monthly Rent$6811.39, Sq.ft.2741,
Listing Id:8621 Lease Term:Lease valid thr.. Monthly Rent$9823, Sq.ft.4000,
Listing Id:8617 Lease Term:January 2030 Monthly Rent$6195, Sq.ft.3100,
Listing Id:8614 Lease Term:10 Monthly Rent$3669.17,2525,55.. Sq.ft.1190,1500,1638,
Listing Id:8613 Lease Term:10 Monthly Rent$8431,3944.99,50.. Sq.ft.1300,1315,1600,..
Listing Id:8612 Lease Term:expires January.. Monthly Rent$5892- Sq.ft.1993-
Listing Id:8610 Lease Term:expires April 3.. Monthly Rent$3400, Sq.ft.2500,
Listing Id:8605 Lease Term:May 31, 2025 + .. Monthly Rent$3418, Sq.ft.2000,
Listing Id:8601 Lease Term:Up for renewal .. Monthly Rent$1000,2480, Sq.ft.2100,2080,
Listing Id:8600 Lease Term:Expires 2022 & .. Monthly Rent$7121,7139.67, Sq.ft.2200,2300,
Listing Id:8598 Lease Term:expires June 20.. Monthly Rent$2500,4421, Sq.ft.850,1200,
Listing Id:8597 Lease Term:Expires 2022 wi.. Monthly Rent$7121, Sq.ft.2200,
Listing Id:8596 Lease Term:Expires August .. Monthly Rent$7139.67-, Sq.ft.2300 -,
Listing Id:8591 Lease Term:Current seller .. Monthly Rent$2600, Sq.ft.1200,
Listing Id:8585 Lease Term:4 years on curr.. Monthly Rent$8300, Sq.ft.11200,
Listing Id:8582 Lease Term:5 Monthly Rent$6400, Sq.ft.3178,
Listing Id:8581 Lease Term:5 Monthly Rent$3474.25, Sq.ft.3500,
Listing Id:8575 Lease Term:15 Monthly Rent$8431,3944.99,50.. Sq.ft.1300,1315,1600,
Listing Id:8568 Lease Term:2, 6 Monthly Rent$4500 Sq.ft.1800
Listing Id:8564 Lease Term:Up for renewal .. Monthly Rent$4306,5332, Sq.ft.2700,2800,
Listing Id:8562 Lease Term:Negotiable Monthly Rent$5375, Sq.ft.1439,
Listing Id:8561 Lease Term:Expires in 2024 Monthly Rent$5100, Sq.ft.2175,
Listing Id:8560 Lease Term:2 Monthly Rent$4850-- Sq.ft.1500--
Listing Id:8559 Lease Term:1, 4 (April 1, .. Monthly Rent$$4098 Sq.ft.2500
Listing Id:8557 Lease Term:New 5 year Leas.. Monthly Rent$10000, Sq.ft.3000,
Listing Id:8554 Lease Term:6 Monthly Rent$8780, Sq.ft.3050,
Listing Id:8553 Lease Term:August 2023 and.. Monthly Rent$6757,4450, Sq.ft.1785,1525,
Listing Id:8550 Lease Term:Lease extension.. Monthly Rent$12000, Sq.ft.9000,
Listing Id:8548 Lease Term:Sept 2022 Monthly Rent$5300, Sq.ft.1750,
Listing Id:8540 Lease Term:Remainder of Cu.. Monthly Rent$2075, Sq.ft.1630,
Listing Id:8537 Lease Term:5 Years Monthly Rent$5583, Sq.ft.1800,1000,
Listing Id:8528 Lease Term:Expires August .. Monthly Rent$10503, Sq.ft.4000,
Listing Id:8527 Lease Term:May 2022 Monthly Rent$3300, Sq.ft.1200,