Business Overview

Very profitable cafe style restaurant with a great reputation for 20 plus years in a beautiful community. Perfect type restaurant for individual desiring evenings off and most of the weekends off since they are only open Monday through Saturday 6am – 2pm. Seller is willing to finance up to 20% of purchase price.


  • Asking Price: $199,000
  • Cash Flow: $114,448
  • Gross Revenue: $595,223
  • FF&E: $100,000
  • Inventory: $7,500
  • Inventory Included: Yes
  • Established: 2003

Detailed Information

  • Property Owned or Leased:N/A
  • Property Included:N/A
  • Building Square Footage:N/A
  • Lot Size:N/A
  • Total Number of Employees:10
  • Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment:N/A
About The Facility:

Restaurant seats 80 and has plenty of parking with an adjacent parking lot and street parking on two sides. The dining area and kitchen were designed to efficiently serve up to 400 meals per day.

Is Support & Training Included:

Will train for 2 weeks @ $0 cost. Restaurant and management skills recommended. A food license is required and easily obtained through the State of Iowa.

Purpose For Selling:


Pros and Cons:

There are many restaurants in the surrounding area, but only two serving full breakfast menus and this restaurant has the best reputation by far.

Opportunities and Growth:

A new buyer could add Sunday service and substantially increase sales and bottom line since Sunday service is in high demand.

Additional Info

The business was established in 2003, making the business 19 years old.
The transaction shall include inventory valued at $7,500, which is included in the asking price.

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

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