Hilton Smythe are pleased to have been given the opportunity to manage the sale of Curry Flame Bristol which is a well established business with a renowned reputation amongst local residents. This is a superb opportunity to take on a high turnover local business in an area teeming with customers.
There has been a food based business at these premises for over 25 years and Curry Flame has been operating for the last three years or so, during which time the business has built up an enviable reputation and gained an impressive number of regular customers. The current owner worked in the business for a number of years before buying it himself in 2018.
This great little takeaway is now being sold, albeit reluctantly and with a heavy heart only due to other business interests. The owner is keen to see his beloved business pass to an ambitious and entrepreneurial new owner who can take it to the next level.
- Curry Flame as the name may suggest is an Indian Takeaway and delivery restaurant and offers a comprehensive menu including;
- Tandoori Dishes
- Chefs Special Dishes
- Classic Dishes
- Side Dishes
- Biryani Dishes
- Rice and Breads
- English dishes
- Cold Drinks.
The business prides itself on the quality of its food which is freshly prepared on the premises using local ingredients wherever possible.
The sale will include the company website () and Facebook page and the business enjoys great visibility on the via websites such as , , , , etc.Scope to improve
Reasons to BuyA well established business with an enviable reputation and many existing customersIdeal trading position on a main road with loads of footfallAll fixtures and fittings included making this a real Turnkey business opportunityIdeal owner managed or partnership businessLow running costs with inexpensive rent and no business ratesCurrent owner happy to offer a handover to ensure the continued successA real opportunity to increase turnover significantly, current owner has been running at a pace to suitPriced to facilitate a quick sale
- Advertising and marketing campaign (perhaps a leaflet drop locally)
- Maximise the use of social media particularly Twitter and Instagram
- Extend the opening hours
- Introduce a customer loyalty card/ scheme
Hilton Smythe highly advise early viewing to avoid disappointment.Location
Curry Flame is located in Bristol.
Bristol is a city and county in South West England with a population of 459,300. The wider area has the 10th largest population in England. The urban population of 724,000 is the 8th largest in the UK. The city borders North Somerset and South Gloucestershire, with the cities of Bath and Gloucester to the south-east and north-east, respectively. South Wales lies across the Severn Estuary.
One of the uk’s most popular tourist destinations, Bristol was selected in2009 as one of the worlds’ top ten cities by international trade publishers Dorling Kindersley. The Sunday Times named it as the best city in Britain in which to live in 2014 and 2017.
The M4 motorway connects the city on an east-west axis from London to West Wales and the M5 is a north-south west axis from Birmingham to Exeter. The M49 motorway is a shortcut between the M5 in the south and the M4 Severn Crossing in the West, and the M32 is spur from the M4 to the city centre. The Portway connects the M5 to the city centre and was the most expensive road in Britain when opened in 1926.
Curry Flame is situated in a prominent main road position in an unusually busy and vibrant shopping parade alongside other complimentary retail businesses such as a convenience store, newsagents and a tattoo parlour. The area surrounding the business is one of densely populated residential housing with a mix of housing types comprising of privately owned, rented and local authority and thus, benefits from high levels of footfall, regular custom and passing trade.
The business is nicely presented and fastidiously maintained with clear visible signage and distinctive livery. There is free off street parking immediately outside the premisesPremises
The business occupies the ground floor of an inner terraced retail unit and briefly comprises;Shop
Windows to front and a glazed door creating a light airy and inviting interior, generous customer area with vinyl flooring and suspended ceiling, feature menu boards, leather effect sofa providing customer seating, serving hatch with epos till with bespoke software package.Kitchen
Generous and comprehensively equipped catering kitchen, non slip vinyl flooring, Bush upright fridge, Murphy Richards microwave, Full extraction system with stainless steel canopy (newly installed at a cost of over £4000), 9 burner range cooker with oven beneath, stainless steel splashbacks, twin basket fryer, tandoor oven, stainless steel hand wash basin, stainless steel preparation tables and wall cupboards.Dry Goods / Freezer Room
Stainless steel preparation tables, window to side, Candy fridge freezer, Bush upright fridge, Russell Hobbs Chest freezer, perimeter shelvingStaff WC
With close coupled toilet and hand wash basin.Secure Yard
With entrance to rear and an allocated car parking space.Tenure
We are advised that Curry Flame is being sold as a leasehold business opportunity. The existing 15 year lease has approximately 14 ½ years remaining.
The rent is £10,800 which is reasonable given the size and location of the premises.
We are advised that the business benefits from being exempt from business rates.Hours
Monday to Saturday 16.00 to 22.30.Staff
Curry Flame is run and managed by our client with the help of three full time and one part time member of staff.Financial Profile
Curry Flame generates an advised current turnover of circa £78,000 per annum but it needs to be appreciated that the business is currently being run at a pace to suit.