CHEAP AS CHIPS: Burnley takeaway on sale for £9k

Brunshaw Fish and Chips

CHEAP AS CHIPS: Burnley takeaway on sale for £9k

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A CHIP shop in Burnley has gone on sale for just £9,000.

Brunshaw Fish and Chips is amongst the cheapest chippies in the country, with many being sold for between five and 10 times the price.

The National Fish Friers Federation said the successful business in Brunshaw Avenue should be on the market for at least £16,000 and called the asking price an ‘absolute bargain’.

The offer, which includes all the kitchen and dining equipment needed to run the shop, salad bar and restaurant, was prompted by owners the Francioli family, from Crawshawbooth, after a member of the family was struck down with a terminal illness.

Siblings Abigail, 30, and Ben, 28, who ran the shop together, began to have to take time out from running the business to care for their father Louis, 65, who fell seriously ill with cancer 18 months ago.

In February, Abigail put the shop on the market for £16,500 as a going concern.

Their mother Michaela, 59, also helped out with the shop while looking after her husband and working full-time.

When Louis died last month, the family were no longer able to keep running the shop and shut it for good.

They dropped the asking price to £9,000 in the hope of attracting a quick sale.

Abigail, who also runs a nursery in Radcliffe, said: “We built the shop up from the ground, turning it from an out-of-date chip shop to a thriving business and increasing the profit 400 per cent, turning over between £500 and £800 a week.

“We loved running it as a family. My dad did the accounts, mum helped out after work, and me and Ben ran the place. I’m really sad to have to give it up, but we just can’t afford the time to run it any more.

“We’d love it to remain a fish and chip shop.”

Andrew Crook, treasurer of the National Fish Friers Federation, said: “Burnley’s gone through a lot of changes, including the demographic no longer all being the usual fish and chip-eating people.

“But this is an absolute bargain and would be a brilliant start-up business for someone willing to put the time into making it successful again.”

For more information about the shop, call Michelle at Empire Estates on 01282 449922.

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12:50pm Mon 18 Aug 14

slopes says...

i see a kebab shop in the making
i see a kebab shop in the making slopes
  • Score: 17

2:00pm Mon 18 Aug 14

Davelyn says...

slopes wrote:
i see a kebab shop in the making
Yeah made with halal meat.
[quote][p][bold]slopes[/bold] wrote: i see a kebab shop in the making[/p][/quote]Yeah made with halal meat. Davelyn
  • Score: 10

3:04pm Mon 18 Aug 14

It's a spade! says...

This doesn't add up! I can understand the business struggling if they were taking time out to look after their father but once he had passed away why were they no longer able to keep it open?

There is also a big difference in the turnover figure of £500pw and £800pw, what' s the annnual figure? If it's only £25,000 per year and they then had all their overheads and at least 2 wages then it's hard to see it making anybody a worthwhile living.

The profit increase is also irrelevant, 400% could mean that it increased from £1 to £4. Looks like a dead duck and they are looking for some mug to cough up the cash.
This doesn't add up! I can understand the business struggling if they were taking time out to look after their father but once he had passed away why were they no longer able to keep it open? There is also a big difference in the turnover figure of £500pw and £800pw, what' s the annnual figure? If it's only £25,000 per year and they then had all their overheads and at least 2 wages then it's hard to see it making anybody a worthwhile living. The profit increase is also irrelevant, 400% could mean that it increased from £1 to £4. Looks like a dead duck and they are looking for some mug to cough up the cash. It's a spade!
  • Score: 10

4:10pm Mon 18 Aug 14

DaveBurnley says...

It's a spade! wrote:
This doesn't add up! I can understand the business struggling if they were taking time out to look after their father but once he had passed away why were they no longer able to keep it open?

There is also a big difference in the turnover figure of £500pw and £800pw, what' s the annnual figure? If it's only £25,000 per year and they then had all their overheads and at least 2 wages then it's hard to see it making anybody a worthwhile living.

The profit increase is also irrelevant, 400% could mean that it increased from £1 to £4. Looks like a dead duck and they are looking for some mug to cough up the cash.
It's a good area though for a chippy, there's no real competition and there's a ready made group of hungry locals to feed.
[quote][p][bold]It's a spade![/bold] wrote: This doesn't add up! I can understand the business struggling if they were taking time out to look after their father but once he had passed away why were they no longer able to keep it open? There is also a big difference in the turnover figure of £500pw and £800pw, what' s the annnual figure? If it's only £25,000 per year and they then had all their overheads and at least 2 wages then it's hard to see it making anybody a worthwhile living. The profit increase is also irrelevant, 400% could mean that it increased from £1 to £4. Looks like a dead duck and they are looking for some mug to cough up the cash.[/p][/quote]It's a good area though for a chippy, there's no real competition and there's a ready made group of hungry locals to feed. DaveBurnley
  • Score: 4

4:10pm Mon 18 Aug 14

DaveBurnley says...

It's a spade! wrote:
This doesn't add up! I can understand the business struggling if they were taking time out to look after their father but once he had passed away why were they no longer able to keep it open?

There is also a big difference in the turnover figure of £500pw and £800pw, what' s the annnual figure? If it's only £25,000 per year and they then had all their overheads and at least 2 wages then it's hard to see it making anybody a worthwhile living.

The profit increase is also irrelevant, 400% could mean that it increased from £1 to £4. Looks like a dead duck and they are looking for some mug to cough up the cash.
It's a good area though for a chippy, there's no real competition and there's a ready made group of hungry locals to feed.
[quote][p][bold]It's a spade![/bold] wrote: This doesn't add up! I can understand the business struggling if they were taking time out to look after their father but once he had passed away why were they no longer able to keep it open? There is also a big difference in the turnover figure of £500pw and £800pw, what' s the annnual figure? If it's only £25,000 per year and they then had all their overheads and at least 2 wages then it's hard to see it making anybody a worthwhile living. The profit increase is also irrelevant, 400% could mean that it increased from £1 to £4. Looks like a dead duck and they are looking for some mug to cough up the cash.[/p][/quote]It's a good area though for a chippy, there's no real competition and there's a ready made group of hungry locals to feed. DaveBurnley
  • Score: 0

4:47pm Mon 18 Aug 14

andy1 says...

That chippy has always done well with the right people in. I can only remember one bad owner who really wasnt up to it and ran the place down It was also once a thriving Chinese take away the family moved to be near relatives and return to the family restaurant in the 1980's nice people never any racism shown to them. Big population that need feeding like DaveBurnley says.
That chippy has always done well with the right people in. I can only remember one bad owner who really wasnt up to it and ran the place down It was also once a thriving Chinese take away the family moved to be near relatives and return to the family restaurant in the 1980's nice people never any racism shown to them. Big population that need feeding like DaveBurnley says. andy1
  • Score: 4

8:11am Tue 19 Aug 14

2 for 5p ridesagain says...

Davelyn wrote:
slopes wrote:
i see a kebab shop in the making
Yeah made with halal meat.
Ye so what if that is what sells. What would you pair of mupets rather have a working shop or a boarded up shop
[quote][p][bold]Davelyn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slopes[/bold] wrote: i see a kebab shop in the making[/p][/quote]Yeah made with halal meat.[/p][/quote]Ye so what if that is what sells. What would you pair of mupets rather have a working shop or a boarded up shop 2 for 5p ridesagain
  • Score: 4

8:40am Tue 19 Aug 14

DaveBurnley says...

For once 2 for 5p makes sense. Halal meat is fine, tastes just the same as the meat slaughtered in traditional methods.
For once 2 for 5p makes sense. Halal meat is fine, tastes just the same as the meat slaughtered in traditional methods. DaveBurnley
  • Score: 2

11:19am Tue 19 Aug 14

TONY WALES says...

I should go and watch for or a few hours in the evening the area around this shop.

Some of the people living in the area when it goes dark, are shall we say not the most desirable neighbours.

Check the police crime map for the area.
I should go and watch for or a few hours in the evening the area around this shop. Some of the people living in the area when it goes dark, are shall we say not the most desirable neighbours. Check the police crime map for the area. TONY WALES
  • Score: 4

11:39am Tue 19 Aug 14

TONY WALES says...

During the period June 2013 to June 2014 for the area .....

Calls to the police ....1775

Calls about anti social behaviour.... 372

Make sure you buy a good baseball bat.
During the period June 2013 to June 2014 for the area ..... Calls to the police ....1775 Calls about anti social behaviour.... 372 Make sure you buy a good baseball bat. TONY WALES
  • Score: 1

3:58pm Wed 20 Aug 14

Davelyn says...

2 for 5p ridesagain wrote:
Davelyn wrote:
slopes wrote:
i see a kebab shop in the making
Yeah made with halal meat.
Ye so what if that is what sells. What would you pair of mupets rather have a working shop or a boarded up shop
If the shop sells Halal Meat I'd rather see it boarded up. I wouldn't use it anyway.
[quote][p][bold]2 for 5p ridesagain[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Davelyn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slopes[/bold] wrote: i see a kebab shop in the making[/p][/quote]Yeah made with halal meat.[/p][/quote]Ye so what if that is what sells. What would you pair of mupets rather have a working shop or a boarded up shop[/p][/quote]If the shop sells Halal Meat I'd rather see it boarded up. I wouldn't use it anyway. Davelyn
  • Score: -1

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