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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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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,
$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$2200, 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,
$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:1, 5 Monthly Rent$$5000 Sq.ft.2000 square fee..
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 - Six Figure Earnings

Broward County Deli and Bagel Shop for Sale - Six Figure Earnings

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,
Upscale Bistro Nets Owner $433,000.  Up to 70% Seller Financing!

Upscale Bistro Nets Owner $433,000. Up to 70% Seller Financing!

Listing Id:9017 Lease Term:5-1/2 years rem.. Monthly Rent$8233, Sq.ft.1550,
Brewery, 2 Successful Brewpubs & Restaurants, Waterfront Real Estate!!

Brewery, 2 Successful Brewpubs & Restaurants, Waterfront Real Estate!!

Listing Id:9015 Lease Term:Real Estate Inc.. Monthly Rent$Real Estate inc.. Sq.ft.12800-10053-
Waterfront Bar and Grill for Sale - Very Profitable, Real Estate Included!

Waterfront Bar and Grill for Sale - Very Profitable, Real Estate Included!

Listing Id:9003 Lease Term:Real Estate Inc.. Monthly Rent$Real Estate inc.. Sq.ft.2328,
Sub Franchise for Sale with Six Figure Earnings and Drive Thru!!

Sub Franchise for Sale with Six Figure Earnings and Drive Thru!!

Listing Id:8977 Lease Term:Valid through A.. Monthly Rent$5823.58, Sq.ft.2025,
Popular Sub Franchise for Sale brings almost $200,000 in Earnings!!

Popular Sub Franchise for Sale brings almost $200,000 in Earnings!!

Listing Id:8969 Lease Term:Valid through A.. Monthly Rent$4040.25, Sq.ft.2100,
Profitable Williamsburg Brooklyn Restaurant & Bar for Sale  7 Figure Sales

Profitable Williamsburg Brooklyn Restaurant & Bar for Sale 7 Figure Sales

Listing Id:8959 Lease Term:One Year Plus 2.. Monthly Rent$9211.47, Sq.ft.3800 on 2-level..
Turnkey Restaurant & Bar For Sale with Liquor License!!

Turnkey Restaurant & Bar For Sale with Liquor License!!

Listing Id:8956 Lease Term:3/31/2027 Monthly Rent$7000, Sq.ft.5400,
Sub Franchise for Sale. Owner took home Six Figure Earnings in 2021!

Sub Franchise for Sale. Owner took home Six Figure Earnings in 2021!

Listing Id:8954 Lease Term:Valid through J.. Monthly Rent$3800, Sq.ft.1950,
$110,000 in earnings on craft burger restaurant for sale in Fort Worth!

$110,000 in earnings on craft burger restaurant for sale in Fort Worth!

Listing Id:8949 Lease Term:expires 10/31/2.. Monthly Rent$2000, Sq.ft.1500,
Cobb County Bar and Restaurant for Sale - $1 Million in Annual Sales

Cobb County Bar and Restaurant for Sale - $1 Million in Annual Sales

Listing Id:8946 Lease Term:reaminder of cu.. Monthly Rent$9208, Sq.ft.6000,
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