November 20th, 2014 by Neil Williams
FROZEN YOGURT STORES FOR SALE – USED EQUIPMENT – See Complete Listings Below. We work with both buyers and sellers.
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Welcome to the largest used frozen yogurt store equipment market place in the world. We offer more brands than any other supplier. And there are brands we don’t offer, because we know better. Shop with us and sleep comfortably knowing you are covered 100% by our buyer protection plan. Unlike the ebay style protection (which is doubtful at best) or craigslist (no protection and you might get swindled) we guarantee everything arrives as advertised and in working condition. If there are any mechanical malfunctions, we will pay 100% of the costs to get it fixed as long as you report the issue within the 14 day inspection period. NOBODY offers this type of protection. Other dealers make promises, but read the small print and you’ll see they always give themselves an out to avoid paying for any serious mechanical problems. You won’t find any internet “dirt” on TurnKeyParlor.com because we deliver on our promises.
“Is opening a frozen yogurt store still a good idea? Can I make money doing this”? The short answer is yes, you can still make really good money if you play your cards right. Frozen yogurt stores are like any other business. Some open, some close. Why do they close? Bad location, bad management, or simply spent way too much to get open and didn’t do the math on how much they needed to sell to support that investment. Buying lightly used equipment at a fraction of the cost, will limit your investment and shorten your payback term, increasing your chances of success in a big way. There are still many places across the country where there is a lot of opportunity. The timing is actually perfect to open a store at a fraction of the typical investment and make it a little money machine. If you want to read more on the subject, click HERE
When you buy used equipment from TurnKeyParlor.com you will you get a great deal and your risk is much lower than buying from an individual seller. TurnKeyParlor.com makes the transaction as painless as possible for both parties. We manage shipping on both ends with fully insured, reputable carriers. We take the time to answer buyer questions and make sure the deal is right for them. Our experience matching buyers and sellers spans more than 10 years and nobody does it better. We are the “go to” company in this business and have plenty of verifiable references to prove it. Also have some pretty good general customer reviews you can see HERE
LOCATION NOT QUITE READY? Ask us about our storage space cost sharing program. Prices are the lowest at this time of the year…and waiting until just before your location is ready is not a great idea. Get the best price now and we will help pay part of your storage fees. Have questions? Unlike other equipment websites, we look forward discussing the business on the phone and actually helping you make the best decisions for your specific concept and most importantly, budget
Note: We are constantly updating this page with new deals, so if you don’t see what you are looking for, call us.
$29,990 plus shipping- Four (4) Taylor 791 Machines, new late 2013, in great shape, plus a full store worth of equipment. Machines are 3 phase, water cooled. Details HERE
$28,500 – TAYLOR MACHINE PACKAGE (6) Taylor 794-33 Machines, new in 2011, good working condition. 3 air cooled, 3 water cooled, all 3 phase. This combo is great because you don’t have to worry about the back room getting too hot like you do when they are all air cooled, and you don’t have to worry about a big water bill or having to install a glycol chiller because you only have 3 water cooled machines. We also have a 3 air, 3 water Stoelting (1 phase) F-231 six machine package for the same price.
$35,900 – Seven (7) Machine FULL Store with a ton of equipment. SORRY THIS DEAL HAS SOLD Seven Stoelting F-231 machines, 1phase, AIR cooled. The 7 machines alone are worth over $40k, but you get all 7 and a lot of other equipment. See details HERE
$27,500 Five (5) 3 phase, air cooled Stoelting F-231 machines made in 2013. Details soon. Call us if interested
$30K. Full Store with Five Stoelting F231 machines – SORRY THIS DEAL HAS SOLD – SINGLE PHASE, AIR COOLED plus all equipment, etc. Details
$28,500 – FULL STORE with 3 Taylor Model 794 3 phase, air cooled. SORRY THIS DEAL HAS SOLD eautiful stuff (option to make it 4 or 5 total machines). We will share shipping up to $1500. Details HERE
$6k – Partial Ice Cream Store – TREASURE CHEST for someone who wants to open an ice cream store. Here is the story: Seller paid over $30k for the equipment and never opened. 2 taylor machines, One is a 2008 with a flavorburst, 2 door fridge, topping fridge, double hot fudge warmer, mix & chill and more. Everything sat in storage and then seller decided they didn’t have time to make it happen, so they just want out and are tired of paying storage fees. This is a total giveaway at $6,000 plus shipping (figure $1k in shipping). Make an offer! The one machine with the flavorburst alone is worth more than $6k, but the deal comes with a few caveats: 1) equipment is as is, no warranties, but it was in working condition when it went into storage. Consider this like one of those storage bid shows, where you don’t know exactly what you are getting, yet you know if is a ridiculously great deal. See photos and details HERE
$6k each for Two (2) Taylor Model 336-33 single phase, water cooled machines made in 2015. Like new! $6k each, includes shipping. These machines were $14k per unit just last year. pics HERE
$40k – Full Orange Leaf Store. SORRY THIS DEAL HAS SOLD> This equipment is in great shape. Stoelting machines were made in 2014, new in 2015. Total of 8 machines and a chiller. Want the deal with only 6 machines instead? $35k. Let’s talk. Again, this is a full store worth of equipment. Topping bars, refrigerator, point of sale system, and more. Details HERE $25k – Five like new (2015) Donper BH7480 – SORRY THIS DEAL HAS SOLD – single phase, air cooled machines with assorted equipment including tables, chairs, POS system and more. Seller has to be out of space by end of the month and has priced it to move. We will pay half the shipping. Details HERE $45K Full Store with Seven SORRY THIS DEAL HAS SOLD (7) air cooled, single phase Stoelting F-231 machines. Equipment is in great shape. Machines brand new in 2013. Lots of good stuff. Don’t need 7 machines but like this deal? Lets talk. Might be able to keep two machines and reduce the total price. See pics and more details HERE
Three Stoelting 1ph air cooled machines made in 2012 – $17,900 includes shipping or $6,290 each. HERE
$30k plus shipping: SORRY THIS DEAL HAS SOLD=but we have another store closing shortly that will be priced in same area – just finalizing details. So if you like this deal, let us know and we will put you in line for the next store coming up. $30k plus shipping (and we will pay half) for Full ORANGE LEAF store. All equipment was new in 2013. Ships from Northeast. This is an incredible deal because seller has to be out of location by year end. Eight (8) Stoelting F-231 machines, single phase, water cooled, plus everything you need to open a store AND the glycol chiller (3 phase). This one is priced to sell and FAST. See pics and details HERE $25K full store Five (5) Taylor SORRY THIS DEAL HAS SOLD C723 new in 2012, 3 phase, water cooled, plus full store worth of equipment. Ships from PA. We will pay half the shipping. This one won’t last long. HERE Add a glycol chiller for $5k $19,900 Full Store Equipment featuring SORRY THIS DEAL HAS SOLD – Six (6) Donper BH 7456 machines. Single Phase, air cooled. Plus other equipment. Ships from West Virginia. See pics HERE $5,990 $4,990 up to Eight (8) Stoelting F-231 machines, made in 2012, first used in 2013. Single Phase, water cooled. $4,990 per unit includes shipping. Buy more than one, get a better per unit price. Call us.
$6,990 Single Phase Air Cooled Stoelting F-231 Machines – Single Phase, Air cooled. $6,990 per unit includes shipping. Buy more than one, price gets lower.
$45k for Six (6) Almost new 2015 SORRY THIS DEAL HAS SOLD Stoelting F-231 Machines – Single Phase, AIR Cooled. Cost $14k just last year. Your price is $7500 per unit if you buy all six. Want less than six? Let’s talk.
IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR SOMETHING SPECIFIC, OR FOR SPECIFIC MACHINES, PLEASE LET US KNOW. WE MIGHT BE ABLE TO SOURCE THEM FOR YOU. Call us 877-817-5716
January 17th, 2011 by Neil Williams
What’s the better option, making your own ice cream or buying and reselling 3 gallon tubs of a recognized brand? Truthfully, there is no right answer. Both could be great options. This post will simply to outline reasons why you would go in one direction vs. the other depending on your specific situation and your specific goals.
This question is frequently debated and asked by almost everyone planning to enter the ice cream store business. In my opinion, it depends on many factors. I encourage those of you who make your own or buy a national brand in 3 gallon cans to post what led you to your specific strategy.
I’ll start with the benefits of buying a national or strong regional ice cream brand that is pre-packaged in 3 or 2.5 gallon round tubs:
- People like to buy what they are familiar with
- Initial investment is lower – you only have to buy dipping cabinets and storage cabinets vs. a batch freezer, hardening cabinet, dipping cabinets, etc.
- Less machinery means less utilities expense
- Product consistency – making your own can also be consistent if you are the only one doing it, but once you have employees start making ice cream too, it can get tricky to maintain that consistency
- Simplicity – no manufacturing labor – you buy 3 gallon tubs from an ice cream distributor, you drop them in the dipping cabinet and scoop away
Ok, now we move on to why making your own ice cream might be the best choice:
- Cost – normal markup on ice cream you purchase from a distributor allows you to make around 70% gross profit when charging what the market will bear. In other words, if you charge $2 for a scoop, your cost is about $.60 for that scoop. When you make your own, the materials cost is much lower. That $2 scoop should cost you more like $.30-$.40. If you make Italian Ices, your cost is even less
- Exclusivity – Only YOU can sell your ice cream. Customers can buy national brands in many parlors and can also pick them up at the local grocery store
- Variety – With an Emery-Thompson Batch Freezer, you can make not only ice cream, but you can also make your own Italian Ice and Gelato.
- Homemade – People love homemade ice cream. Customers like the idea that the ice cream is made fresh and with a local twist to it. Customers like to see and know the owner of the business
- Creativity – You can invent new flavors. You can make changes to the product suit your region’s tastes. You can hold contests for new flavors using social media tools. The options are limitless
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As you can see, the decision to make your own or purchase a pre-made product depends on many factors. You can make good money with both options. For those who are on a tighter budget, the best option might be to start with a pre-packaged product. For those of you who are creative and have the necessary start-up financing, you might want to consider making your own.
Look forward to hearing the comments and stories of those who have made the decision one way or another.
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February 3rd, 2018 by Erik Vargas
Used Frozen Yogurt Machines – Good or Bad Idea?
So… you want to add soft serve ice cream or frozen yogurt, but starting to realize the machines aren’t cheap. Going new would be nice, but at an average cost of $15k for a two flavor machine you’re having second thoughts.
Hmm…doing the math, that is a lot of soft ice cream or frozen yogurt to sell before you achieve payback on the investment. So you start thinking about used and search google. This starts to give you a headache because there are so many choices, and you can’t tell what is a good deal and what isn’t. Or who you can trust not to sell you garbage. You also need to make sure the machines are the right model for the type of store you want to open. This can be tricky. There are companies out there who rebuild older machines, but the catch is that they have old technologies. This can be a huge problem. I wouldn’t buy an older model (I draw the line at 10 years old, anything within 10 years old is still a relatively new machine in machine years – they last a long time) machine for many reasons – higher electrical requirements, no refrigerated hoppers and a host of other problems. But these guys who rebuild machines won’t be up front about how old the machines are, and if you don’t know how to figure that out, you can be taken for a ride.
We all know that Frozen Yogurt machines can be expensive. In my opinion, the better road to take is to buy a good quality used machine if you are able to get one. You must make sure you buy it from a reputable dealer. Buying from individuals is taking a much bigger risk because most of them are interested in selling you the machine they own as quickly as possible. This means they won’t really be offering what you work best for your business and your customers. Individual sellers also don’t properly represent what they have, because most don’t even know the specs of their own machines! Buying from Craigslist or Ebay, is also very risky. At TurnKey Parlor, we will help walk you through the machine that makes most sense for your business AND your budget.
Two things that can help:
1) Download our free soft serve machine comparison guide HERE
2) Sign-up for our Used Equipment update list below, so you’ll receive a weekly email with the latest and greatest used machines each time our used inventory is updated.
August 18th, 2017 by TurnKeyParlor.com
Buying a New vs. Used Soft Serve Ice Cream Machine
Soft Serve machines are expensive. There is no way around that fact. In my opinion, the better road to take is to buy a good quality used machine if you can get your hands on one. Just make sure you buy it from a reputable dealer. Buying from individuals is taking a bigger risk because most of them are interested in selling you the machine they own, so they aren’t necessarily offering what you work best for your business and your customers. Buying from Ebay or Craiglist, is also very risky. At TurnKey Parlor, we will help walk you through the machine that makes most sense for your business AND your budget.
To learn more about machines, get our FREE Soft Serve Machine BUYING GUIDE! E-mailed to you instantly.
To learn more about machines, get our FREE Soft Serve Machine BUYING GUIDE! E-mailed to you instantly.
August 25th, 2014 by Neil Williams
USED Nelson BDCX with Canopy
Used Nelson BDC-8X cold plate cart with canopy. 2 years old. Normally close to $6k with shipping, your price is $3990. If you're looking to sell Frozen Novelties then the BDC8X Ice Cream Push Cart with a Canopy, this is the cart for you. This ice cream cold plate cart gives you the freedom to sell your novelties wherever you please. The cold plates can hold temp for up to 12 hours without the need for electricity or dry ice.
14 day warranty on ALL Used Equipment. We will fix any mechanical problems as long as they are reported within the first 14 days
- Lid locks standard on all models
- Base frame to be welded aluminum
- All exposed corners welded and polished smooth
- Finished exterior to be white Lexan, standard
- Wheels to be 6" or 8" diameter (2) swivel locks, (2) rigid
- Interior of cart is 24 gallons
- Bottom drain for defrost
- Condensing unit on glide-out base with service valves
- Carts to have 5 year limited warranty for cold plate failure, insulation failure or internal tubing leaks
Your price $2490.00 includes shipping Savings $650.00. Normal cost on this cart new is $3140. Call soon this one will not last. Seller purchased it last year and due to health problems had to retire. So it only saw a few days of action. EXCELLENT condition, like new. It's in perfect working order. We guarantee it. If for some reason it isn't working when you get it, we will send a tech out to fix it. No questions asked. Barely used 2013 Nelson BDC 8 Novelty Cold Plate Cart NSF approval
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August 24th, 2014 by Neil Williams
Super Cool New York City Themed Frozen Yogurt Store Equipment for Sale – Barely One Year Old – Featuring Six Electro Freeze SL-500 Machines and assorted equipment listed below. Seller paid over $130k just last year. Your price today is $65,900 with a $3,000 shipping credit (we pay up to $3k in shipping costs) plus a $2,500 warranty fund (90 days after machines are first operated or 6 months after you receive them, whatever comes first)
Store was beautifully done, sparing no expense, but the super high NYC rent makes profitability a real challenge.
See equipment list below and more pictures after that.
6 SL 500 Electro Freeze Water Cooled Machines
1 bally walk in refrigerator 5 10 by 7 6 wide stainless steel floor 30 inch super door
M9 POS System with 2 Ipads and 2 Scales
1 JBT-60 2 DOOR TOPPING UNIT PD
1 M3F24- SINGLE DOOR STORAGE FREEZER
ALL SNEEZE GUARDS
WIRED SHELVING ALL SHELVING INCLUDES WALL AND SELF
3 COMPARTMENT SINK, PREP SINK, HAND WASH SINK
TOPPING BAR HOLDS 36 TOPPINGS ALL STAINLESS STEEL
ALL POTTS, PANS, UTENSILS, TOPPING BAR STAINLESS STEEL PANS PD
LED DISPLAYS ( wraps around the whole store) PD 9500.00
Stainless steel storage looks like a train with 2 tvs inside PD 14,500
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO OPEN INCLUDES ALL FURNITURE NEEDED
August 15th, 2014 by Neil Williams
Seller paid over $140k for this equipment barely 1 year ago.
Your price is $75,900 and we will pay up to $3500 in shipping costs out of our own pocket. In addition, you get a 90 day warranty fund of up to $2500 for any parts or service or training needed within the first 90 days the machines are put into operation. You have a 6 month window to get the machines into operation.
8-Stoelting F231-30912-ADI 3 phase, air cooled soft serve machines
2 terminal Sunrise POS system. (scales, printers froyo specific software)
True T-49 double door Fridge
True T-49 double door freezer
Cadco ½ convection oven
JBT-48 Buffet with sneezeguard (18 cold topping bar – stand alone)
JBT-36 Buffet with sneezeguard (12 cold topping bar – stand alone)
2 –Server Hot fudge dispensers
2- Eagle group 48inch prep tables
Star Waffle cone maker 8inch
Wadden – 24 flavor system
Metalfrio glass door display freezer for frozen pies 8.6 Cubic feet
18- Rossetto wall mounted topping dispensers (6 sets of 3)
Furniture: paid about $6000.00 for all the furniture
2 custom booths, crimson red vinyl.
6 bar height werzalit top tables stone color
4@36 in dia
2@28 in dia
9 table height werzalit top tables stone color
28 in dia
36 – 3 slat metal ladder back chairs, frame finish, light silver..crimson red vinyl seats
24 – 3 slat metal ladder back bar stool, frame finish light silver, crimson red vinyl seats
Many other smallwares..
Topping bins, bins for the buffets, spoons,
4 boxes of 600 each, red 20 oz cups
2 boxes of 600 each, white 24 oz cups
August 14th, 2014 by Neil Williams
4 used taylor model c723 made in 2013 – $39,900
Excellent condition. We pay up to $1,000 in shipping costs + you get a $1500 warranty fund for any parts or service needed within the first 90 days. If you are interested, don’t delay. These will go fast. Buyer paid $60k less than a year ago.
August 13th, 2014 by Neil Williams
Six Taylor Model 794-33 water cooled three phase machines plus assorted equipment. $56,900 gets it all. Machines are in great condition. Made in 2011 and saw less than 3 years of operation. You get up to $3,500 in free shipping costs and a $2500 warranty fund for any parts and service needed on any equipment during the first 90 days after they are put into operation. Also included: Walk in refrigerator (9′ X 8′), Aloha POS system with scale and printer, sinks, refrigerated drop in and sneeze-guard.
August 13th, 2014 by Neil Williams
Note: The second store featured in this video is the one we are offering here. Starts at 3:19 into the video.
Five Stoelting F-231 Air cooled single phase machines plus a lot of other equipment. Details to come.
The video below was taken when the store opened, so the equipment was brand new in the video.
The equipment is still in great condition. Pictures of actual equipment will be posted shortly, but the video will give you a good idea of what is included.
Keep in mind that this offer is of the SECOND store in this video, 5 machine store starting at 3:19 in the video.
August 13th, 2014 by Neil Williams
Unlike other equipment dealers who gloss over the fact that the frozen yogurt business is cooling off, I’m here to give you the facts as I see them.
Is Frozen Yogurt dead? The short answer is No. It’s still a great business. But it is showing signs of slowing. And why not? All businesses reach a level where they are no longer “the new hot business to get into”.
The above said, there is still a lot of opportunity and cash to be made opening yogurt stores. You just need to be a little smarter than you needed to be in the past. A few years ago if you had money and some energy, you could make a lot of mistakes and still make money.
Today, there is still good money to be made for those who tread a little more carefully. No longer can you simply invest $300 to $400k in a franchise store and expect it to be a huge success. Too much competition in the larger markets. There are still pockets in large markets for good locations, but the biggest opportunity lies in smaller stores in smaller markets with less competition.
The positive to an industry reaching maturity is that it has now become a proven, money making business concept.
Many people ask me why some yogurt stores have been going out of business. This is a natural question to ask if you see our “full yogurt store” used equipment listings. The simplest answer is…all industries have locations that don’t make it. Frozen Yogurt is no different than a coffee shop or a restaurant or deli or any other business. Bad location, negligent management or a host of other issues can bring a store down. It is a basic business cycle. We sell used ice cream store equipment – and ice cream stores have been around forever. Many open, some close. Its “nature”.
The way I see it, there are a couple of ways you can protect your downside and have the best shot at being successful.
1) Purchase a full store worth of used equipment. This limits your investment and gives you a shorter period to reach payback on that investment. As you know by now, we help match up sellers with buyers and we build in protective measures for both parties. I mention this because you need to be very careful if you buy used equipment directly from a seller. It’s risky. Buying from TurnKeyParlor.com will not cost you a penny more and we will ensure that you are buying what makes sense for you. We hold 50% of a sellers $$ to ensure that you receive the equipment as advertised. We also manage shipping and fully insure it for damage. Lastly, we include a warranty for up to 90 days after you put the machines to work. I can’t tell you how many people bought used equipment only to come to me later wanting me to help them sell it. Why? One example – they bought 3 phase machines without realizing that their store location only had single phase power and no way to upgrade to 3 phase. This essentially rendered the machines useless to them. They took a big loss right off the bat. This is just ONE of at least 5 mistakes you can make buying used stuff on your own. Don’t expect a direct seller to help educate you. If you work with us, we will do our best to makes sure you don’t make rookie mistakes. See our latest deals HERE
2) Go new, but limit the # of machines – Its comforting to buy new equipment with full warranties. And sometimes there isn’t a used full store available that fits your needs. Going used isn’t for everybody. We can help you with brand new equipment packages that are reasonably priced helping keep the investment as low as possible.
Whatever path you choose, we are here to help you along. Our hope is that you value the fact that we are about as neutral a party as you will find in the business. We sell all the brands and will not push you one way or the other. We do our best to present unbiased information and hope that this translates into equipment sales for us. Its not a complicated strategy.