Business Overview

Unusually profitable specialty bakery business located in heart of major college district. This is a branded baker of high margin donuts, crullers, vegan donuts, and other products. This is not a “chain donut or coffee company” but a profitable and very interesting business and community of customers. Coffee is 10-15% of annual sales.

Three major colleges within walking distance and located across from large municipal office.

Financial performance strong.

A large number of orders placed through the client’s completely custom online on-line order form. This assists in determining daily planning and reducing waste which improves margins.

Nine full-time employees and twelve part-time employees

In house delivery via a custom wrapped van. The van can also used for pop up events and weddings.

This company has an interesting “Donut Wedding” strategy and provides specialty donuts as an alternative to traditional wedding cake. This high margin wedding segment has already grown to 100-150 weddings annually. Upside here.


  • Asking Price: $969,000
  • Cash Flow: $324,130
  • Gross Revenue: $1,555,201
  • FF&E: N/A
  • Inventory: N/A
  • Inventory Included: N/A
  • Established: N/A

Detailed Information

  • Property Owned or Leased:N/A
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  • Total Number of Employees:9
  • Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment:N/A
About The Facility:

Two story facility. Interestingly painted and decorated. Large windows with lots of natural light.

Is Support & Training Included:

Two weeks equivalent management transition

Purpose For Selling:

Other business interests

Pros and Cons:

No similar business model in this geographic market. Only chain donut shops.

Opportunities and Growth:

1. Grow special events and weddings. 2. Grow coffee sales by adding a high-speed espresso machine. 3. Grow kosher product line with second oven. 4. Expand complementary sales such as ice cream and add other products.

Why is the Current Owner Selling The Business?

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Existing Debts and Future Obligations

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Understanding the Customer Base, Competition and Area Demographics

How do operating businesses in the location bring in new clients? Often times, companies have repeat customers, which develop the core of their day-to-day revenues. Certain elements such as brand-new competitors sprouting up around the location, road building, as well as employee turn over can impact repeat consumers as well as negatively impact future profits. One essential thing to take into consideration is the location of the business. Is it in a very trafficked shopping mall, or is it concealed from the highway? Clearly, the more people that see the business often, the better the possibility to construct a returning client base. A last idea is the basic location demographics. Is the business placed in a largely populated city, or is it situated on the outside border of town? Just how might the regional median home earnings influence future earnings potential?