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Reputable Mobile Catering Business For Sale

Epsom, Surrey

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£134,995 +SAV

Ref: B06414

Business Only

Overview

Please quote reference B06414

Hilton Smythe is delighted to offer to the market Paddy’s. London, a very special mobile event catering company offering excellent freshly cooked food for both corporate clients, music festivals and private functions.

The exciting business opportunity was developed by our client over 3 years who identified there was a gap in the market for good quality fish and chips available at outside events and parties. The business is now being made available for sale due to our clients decision to accept an exciting new job opportunity.

The Land Rover Defender is one of the few catering vans in the country that has 4-wheel drive, guaranteeing service at any event whatever the terrain, be it a muddy field for a festival, a bespoke wedding or in the snow for a winter birthday party.

The Defender was converted by our client and his team and comes with a Food Hygiene rating of 5 stars.

Paddy’s offers a choice of 4 menu options -

  • The Chippy - sustainable Icelandic cod, jumbo sausage or battered halloumi served with their signature chips
  • Burgers - classic, bacon or vegan
  • Breakfast Bagels - sausage, bacon or smoked salmon and scrambled egg
  • The Wraps/Salads - Italian, Greek, the Turkish with choice of chicken or sweet potato
Our client advises the Chippy menu is the most popular.

One of the key selling points of this business model is that 95% of the events are all pre-paid, allowing the business to avoid the handling of cash and concentrate on a quick efficient service. It also allows our client to order the correct amount of ingredients required for the number of meals requested.

Our client advises he concentrates on events mainly at the weekend and there is an opportunity to further increase the weekday trade with either regular pitches, more corporate work and birthday parties.

Currently the sales are split 70% from private events such as weddings and festivals with 30% coming from the Corporate sector.

Key advertising platforms include -

  • Own website
  • Instagram - 409 followers
  • Facebook - 158 followers
  • YouTube
Our client is proud to work alongside sustainable suppliers from fishmongers to organic farmers.

Customers love the freshness, quality and excellent customer service which allows every event they attend to be a memorable one. Majority of the workload comes from either repeat or recommended customers.

Key selling points -

  • Ethical in its sourcing approach
  • Socially conscious
  • Environmentally aware
  • Fully equipped Land Rover van
  • Excellent customer reviews - 5 star rated on Trust pilot
  • Unique and quirky brand name
  • Handover period offered
  • High profit margins
  • Low running costs
The business is currently run by our client with the help of 3 x part time staff when required.

The following is included in the sale:

Land Rover defender fish and chip van

Equipment on board:

3 x pitco fryers

Extraction unit

Gas interlock unit

Freezer

Gazebo cover for 3x3m

Total Value - £45-£50,000

Very rarely do exciting catering businesses of this type come on to the open market and we therefore highly recommend early viewing to avoid disappointment. 

Turnover
We are advised the business generated a turnover of circa £75,000 as of 2021, further financial information can be made available on request.

Please quote reference B06414

The business is currently run by our client with the help of 3 x part time staff when required.

The business trading hours varey.

Paddy’s. London is a unique mobile event catering business covering London, Surrey, Berkshire & Sussex.

The events attended cover the Corporate work in central London to food festivals in parks to private weddings/parties held at people’s homes.

The location is key to attracting the larger London events however as the catering unit has been built to travel comfortably on the road, events in Reading are very easy to attend.

The business is 100% transferable to any new owner's location however having easy access to the events organised in London would be a considerable advantage.

Relocatable.

Tenure
Business Only.

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