Listing Number: 76931-449869
This unique franchise dessert store in Richmond (Southwest Houston) is the only one of its kind in the Houston area. House of Chimney Cakes opened in April of 2023, and in only four months, the business has generated over $90,000 in revenue, with sales growing each month with zero dollars in paid marketing. The brand and the concept are both so popular that customer reviews, pictures posted on Instagram and word of mouth have all driven ample traffic to this store. While only open four months, the SDE is already $40,134. Annualized and estimated revenue for 2023 is $270,000 with SDE estimated at over $100,000, but that implies steady sales with no continued growth. With the addition of even minimal paid advertising and more owner involvement, the numbers should be even better. All needed inventory can be easily purchased at local grocery stores and/or big box wholesale stores, and the day-to-day operations of the business are straightforward and simple.
Chimney cakes are a traditional Hungarian dessert that are hand crafted and freshly baked at the store and then topped with soft serve ice cream. Customers can choose from options like the original chimney cakes with traditional glaze or cinnamon or take it up a notch with one of the shop’s signature creations—decorated with items like Oreo wafers, Twix, other candies, fresh fruit and custom designer, handmade chocolates. Even though this special shop has only been open since April, they have over 166 Google reviews with stunning pictures and an average of 4.7 stars. House of Chimney Cakes also serves premium coffee, lemonades and organic teas.
It only takes one or two employees to work the store at any given time, and with payroll rates averaging $9/hour, the margins are fantastic. Due to personal reasons, the current owner must sell the business and step away, but any buyer will be able to come in and easily manage operations, staff and continue to grow sales and profitability. The store is the first House of Chimney Cakes franchise location in Houston, so there is ample opportunity to expand the brand in the Houston area.
- Price: $ 200,000
- Down Payment: $140,000
- Sellers Discretionary Earnings: $ 100,000
- Total Sales: $ 270,000
- Location: Fort Bend County, Texas
- Inventory: $ 18,000
- FF&E: $ 55,000
- Employees: 6
- Year Established: 2023
- Reason for Selling: Personal
- Category: Ice Cream Yogurt Ice