With the love that Americans have for sandwiches, it's no wonder that sandwich shops for sale are among some of the most popular listings at We Sell Restaurants. Sandwiches are perfect to eat on the go. That's been true ever since they were invented in 1762. The sandwich is named after John Montagu, the 4th Earl of Sandwich. Legend has it that in 1762, during a 24-hour gambling game, he asked for meat to be served between slices of bread. This way he could eat with one hand, leaving the other free to continue the game. Today, we eat our sandwich with one hand while driving, working or reading, still multi-tasking just like the 4th Earl of Sandwich.
Sandwich Shops for Sale are among the most popular listings offered by the restaurant brokers. They are simple to operate and typically fall into the quick casual category. Few sandwich shops for sale come with an alcohol or beer license so the ease of operation makes them a great candidate for those seeking an E2 Visa or investment visa. Since they typically don't include any kind of alcohol or beer license, they have less licensing and permitting requirements. Most sandwich shops for sale in our inventory don't do any frying. Equipment is limited to just a grill which means often a hood and grease trap are not required for the space. We have sold restaurants operating as a sandwich shop from as small as 750 square feet to as large as 3000 but typically a large space is not required.
There are a number of easily recognizable franchise brands, with Subway leading the way as the largest restaurant chain the world. They have over 44,000 locations worldwide proving that the hunger for this simple meal is truly international.
One seller relayed to me that his reason for buying on of our sandwich shops for sale was the variety of the menu. According to this gentleman, he considered buying a pizza restaurant, a quick casual burrito concept before deciding on one of our sandwich shops for sale. His reasoning? People may not eat pizza or burritos more than once a week but they would return to a sandwich shop since they could get a cold sandwich one day and a hot one the next. He seems to be onto something as research conducted by menu research firm Dataessential shows a lot of variety in choices.
They found the most popular choice of sandwich among Americans is turkey, followed by ham. Peanut butter and jelly came in fifth. With Americans craving unique and personalized food they can eat on the go, our sandwich shops for sale will continue to be strong sellers.