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High-Volume Destination Bakery & Café Whiteside County - In Its Charming Downtown District Along The Mississippi River!

Whiteside County, Illinois
High-Volume Destination Bakery & Café Whiteside County - In Its Charming Downtown District Along The Mississippi River!
Asking Price:$249,000
Gross Sales: $531,656
Cash Flow: $124,865
Monthly Rent: $1,200
Value Of FF&E: Included In Asking Price
Real Estate: Leased
Year Established: 2005
Status: For Sale

Contact Details

Contact Name: Ted Aretos

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Contact Phone: 815-761-8334

Contact Fax: 847-620-2934

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Business Description

Offering a delicious menu that includes everything from fresh, made-to-order breakfasts and pastries, to homemade soups, daily specials, specialty sandwiches, gourmet wraps, flatbread pizzas, fresh salads, hearty hot dishes, pasta entrees and divine desserts.

Plus delicious handcrafted bakery items. Along with outstanding coffee drinks, hot chocolates, fruit smoothies, juices, fresh brewed iced tea and specialty drinks such as Italian sodas, hand dipped milkshakes/malts & old-fashioned sodas.

Huge professional kitchen. Coffee bar with an espresso machine. Great refrigerated bakery display case. Large spacious dining room with high top and table seating along with counter seating and a lounge area by the expansive windows. Also, a private dining room available for parties and special events.

Equipment in excellent condition. And landlord does all the preventive maintenance on the HVAC.

Beautiful modern build-out. Warm and inviting interior.

Full service and carryout. Family owned and operated. All recipes included (all written down). Loyal, knowledgeable and well-trained staff.

Feel free to stop by the location as a customer first. This is a highly confidentially listing, please DO NOT talk to any of the employees or patrons. If interested, contact EatZ for more information. Showings by appointment only.


Detailed Information

County: Whiteside

Location: Prime corner retail space in a freestanding building in the heart of a charming downtown business district along the Mississippi River. Ample city lot and street parking. Perfectly sandwiched between two campgrounds and near a major bike trail. Also along the I-84 corridor!

Facilities: Leased space - cheap $1,200/mth gross. Current lease expires in May 2020. Flexible landlord willing to renew. Square Feet: 4,100. Seating: 85. Days/Hrs of Operation: Mo-Fr 6a-4p & Sa 8a-2p.

Competition: Amazing food and drinks. Decadent desserts. Pies, cookies and cakes to die for. No other bakery, cafe or restaurant like it nearby. Best homemade food around. Everything made from scratch, including the breads, sauces and jams. Great small-town flare. Also known for their friendly service.

Growth and Expansion: A destination restaurant. An American Pickers Favorite Restaurant. A real gem. A wonderful place for breakfast, brunch or lunch. Highly promoted through the Illinois & Iowa Tourism Bureaus. Located on the well-travelled I-84 corridor. The “go-to” spot for anyone near the area. Local and tourist favorite. Loved by many. Tons of fans. Rave reviews. Huge following and loyal customer base. Lots of regulars. Also, lots of visitors and travelers. Great reviews and reputation to continue to build upon. Many more opportunities to continue to grow the business. Current hours limited, can increase hours of operation by opening for dinner and on Sundays!

Support/Training: Negotiable on # of weeks of on-site comprehensive training. Current owner willing to stay on for transition period.

Number of Employees: 12

Seller Financing: No

Reasons For Selling: Retiring.

Gross Sales: $531,656

Value Of FF&E: Included In Asking Price


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