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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

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Established Texas BBQ Restaurant for Sale! Over $200,000 in Earnings

Established Texas BBQ Restaurant for Sale! Over $200,000 in Earnings

Listing Id:9203 Lease Term:Three Five Year.. Monthly Rent$2250, Sq.ft.2800 Sqaure Fee..
$141,000 in Earnings on South Georgia Firehouse Subs Franchise for Sale

$141,000 in Earnings on South Georgia Firehouse Subs Franchise for Sale

Listing Id:9183 Lease Term:Negotiable , 5-.. Monthly Rent$4683, Sq.ft.2200,
$152,000 Earnings Burger Restaurant for Sale In Miami Nearby College

$152,000 Earnings Burger Restaurant for Sale In Miami Nearby College

Listing Id:9180 Lease Term:Expires Decembe.. Monthly Rent$4815, Sq.ft.1250,
Popular Bakery for Sale in Denver Metro Area makes $140,000

Popular Bakery for Sale in Denver Metro Area makes $140,000

Listing Id:9178 Lease Term:08/31/2023 Monthly Rent$3085, Sq.ft.1207,
Texas Multi-Unit Fast Food Franchises for Sale -  Revenue of Nearly $1.5MM

Texas Multi-Unit Fast Food Franchises for Sale - Revenue of Nearly $1.5MM

Listing Id:9137 Lease Term:, 7.5 years Monthly Rent$5200,6560,3930, Sq.ft.1200sqft, 1600s..
Popular Bagel Shop for Sale in Charlotte Market!!

Popular Bagel Shop for Sale in Charlotte Market!!

Listing Id:9131 Lease Term:1 year remainin.. Monthly Rent$2700, Sq.ft.1200,
Chocolate Shop for Sale- Palm Beach County nets $142k SBA Qualified

Chocolate Shop for Sale- Palm Beach County nets $142k SBA Qualified

Listing Id:9124 Lease Term:Expires Decembe.. Monthly Rent$3956.53,20083.8.. Sq.ft.2570,749,
Cafe for Sale in Plantation, Nets Six Figures for Husband-and-Wife

Cafe for Sale in Plantation, Nets Six Figures for Husband-and-Wife

Listing Id:9122 Lease Term:Expires Decembe.. Monthly Rent$6495, Sq.ft.1828,
Pizza Franchise for Sale in South Metro Denver Nets Owner Over $215,000!

Pizza Franchise for Sale in South Metro Denver Nets Owner Over $215,000!

Listing Id:9121 Lease Term:Expires 2026 wi.. Monthly Rent$6200-, Sq.ft.2350-,
Poke Bowl Restaurant for Sale in Miami nets $144K for Absentee Owner

Poke Bowl Restaurant for Sale in Miami nets $144K for Absentee Owner

Listing Id:9113 Lease Term:Expires July 31.. Monthly Rent$8506, Sq.ft.1310,
Pizza Franchise for Sale - Strong Sales and Profitable!

Pizza Franchise for Sale - Strong Sales and Profitable!

Listing Id:9111 Lease Term:month to month .. Monthly Rent$5041, Sq.ft.3344,
$480,000 Operator Earnings on Multi-Unit Franchises for Sale in Minnesota

$480,000 Operator Earnings on Multi-Unit Franchises for Sale in Minnesota

Listing Id:9110 Lease Term:Expires Aug, 20.. Monthly Rent$6206,4239, Sq.ft.633,1992,
Over $100,000 in earnings on this Cafe for Sale in Down Town Fort Worth!

Over $100,000 in earnings on this Cafe for Sale in Down Town Fort Worth!

Listing Id:9109 Lease Term:4 years left on.. Monthly Rent$less than 10% o.. Sq.ft.2600,
Profitable Firehouse Subs Franchise for Sale in Dover, New Hampshire

Profitable Firehouse Subs Franchise for Sale in Dover, New Hampshire

Listing Id:9103 Lease Term:Expires 2029 wi.. Monthly Rent$5425.73, Sq.ft.1824,
$111,000 in Earnings for Biddeford Maine Firehouse Subs Franchise for Sale

$111,000 in Earnings for Biddeford Maine Firehouse Subs Franchise for Sale

Listing Id:9102 Lease Term:Expires 2023 wi.. Monthly Rent$6395.92, Sq.ft.1800,
Four Restaurants for Sale Generate $1.9 Million in Earnings!  Amazing Group

Four Restaurants for Sale Generate $1.9 Million in Earnings! Amazing Group

Listing Id:9088 Lease Term:Expires 2032 wi.. Monthly Rent$10907,8866,9436.. Sq.ft.3293 ,4835,3638..
$144,000 Owner Earnings at Houston Area Tropical Smoothie Cafe for Sale

$144,000 Owner Earnings at Houston Area Tropical Smoothie Cafe for Sale

Listing Id:9085 Lease Term:Expires 2029 wi.. Monthly Rent$6762.22, Sq.ft.1600,
Just $79,900 for this recently started Restaurant for Sale in Dallas

Just $79,900 for this recently started Restaurant for Sale in Dallas

Listing Id:9076 Lease Term:Valid through N.. Monthly Rent$5000 , Sq.ft.2000,
Award Winning Upscale Bistro Restaurant for Sale Cherry Creek Neighborhood

Award Winning Upscale Bistro Restaurant for Sale Cherry Creek Neighborhood

Listing Id:9070 Lease Term:3-1/2 years lef.. Monthly Rent$4600, Sq.ft.1200,
$130,000 in Earnings at San Antonio Pizza Franchise for Sale

$130,000 in Earnings at San Antonio Pizza Franchise for Sale

Listing Id:9068 Lease Term:Expires on Octo.. Monthly Rent$5588, Sq.ft.1500,
Sandwich Franchise for Sale with Six Figure Earnings!!

Sandwich Franchise for Sale with Six Figure Earnings!!

Listing Id:9066 Lease Term:Expires 2031 wi.. Monthly Rent$4927.17, Sq.ft.1500,
$289,000 Owner Earnings at this Sub Franchise for Sale in Mobile

$289,000 Owner Earnings at this Sub Franchise for Sale in Mobile

Listing Id:9065 Lease Term:Valid through A.. Monthly Rent$2117.50, Sq.ft.1200,
Multi Unit Subway Franchises for Sale With Earnings Over $210,000

Multi Unit Subway Franchises for Sale With Earnings Over $210,000

Listing Id:9063 Lease Term:Up for renewal .. Monthly Rent$1600,2098.72,13.. Sq.ft.2000,1200,2000,
Authentic Italian Restaurant For Sale With Beer Wine License

Authentic Italian Restaurant For Sale With Beer Wine License

Listing Id:9047 Lease Term:Expires in 2027.. Monthly Rent$3430.00, Sq.ft.1300,
$166,000 in Owner Earnings at this Cedar Rapids Sub Franchise for Sale

$166,000 in Owner Earnings at this Cedar Rapids Sub Franchise for Sale

Listing Id:9043 Lease Term:Expires Novembe.. Monthly Rent$6200.00, Sq.ft.2500,
Profitable 2-Store Moe's Franchises for Sale Located in Southern New Jersey

Profitable 2-Store Moe's Franchises for Sale Located in Southern New Jersey

Listing Id:9040 Lease Term:, July 2026 / F.. Monthly Rent$6500,8300, Sq.ft.2400,3000,
Restaurant for Sale in Jupiter, Florida –  Revenue of $1.4 M in 2021

Restaurant for Sale in Jupiter, Florida – Revenue of $1.4 M in 2021

Listing Id:9036 Lease Term:expires January.. Monthly Rent$9585, Sq.ft.6300,
Earnings of $305,000 on 3 Store Franchises for Sale Opportunity. Act Now!

Earnings of $305,000 on 3 Store Franchises for Sale Opportunity. Act Now!

Listing Id:9035 Lease Term:All leases come.. Monthly Rent$9268.50,5005.32.. Sq.ft.543,874,499,
Broward County Deli and Bagel Shop for Sale - Gross sales of $982K

Broward County Deli and Bagel Shop for Sale - Gross sales of $982K

Listing Id:9029 Lease Term:Expires on Apri.. Monthly Rent$7101.85, Sq.ft.3200,
Profitable Cafe for Sale in Miami , Florida!

Profitable Cafe for Sale in Miami , Florida!

Listing Id:9025 Lease Term:March 2025 Monthly Rent$7000, Sq.ft.1494,
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