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Frozen Yogurt Stores For Sale – Full Contents and Equipment Package Deals

November 20, 2014

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


FEATURED LISTINGS

Note: We are constantly updating this page with new deals, so if you don’t see what you are looking for, call us. 

Available Now:

$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

$35k – Full Store with Six (6) Taylor Model 794 –  SORRY THIS DEAL HAS SOLD _ 3 phase, air cooled machines. These machines alone are worth $35k, but you get all 6 plus two 3 door refrigerators, cold topping bar, 3 comparment sink, furniture, etc. 

$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

 


Frozen Yogurt Store Machines – How many do you really need?

February 18, 2013

Frozen Yogurt Store Machines

How many do you really need?

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Find out how many frozen yogurt machines you will need to best serve your customers.

 

How many frozen yogurt machines do you really need for a self serve store to be successful? Is there a “right” number of machines?

Many people struggle with this question. The number of machines you use in a self serve yogurt store can vary from 3 to 10.

The bigger franchise stores like Yogurt Land, Menchie’s and Orange Leaf seem to like the 7 to 8 machine offering.

The real question is – will more machines really make you more profitable? I don’t think so. I can see many reasons why limiting the number of machines to 5 or less will in the end be the most profitable strategy. Other equipment dealers will hate me for saying this, but I really believe it. Sure, I would love to sell you 8 machines instead of 5. But I would prefer that you have a more profitable business, and open three stores that have 3 to 6 machines each. We both end up making more money this way.

As an independent, the number of machines you go with will be determined in part by the following factors:

1)  Size of location

  • Obviously, you can’t pack 10 machines into a 750 sq ft. space. The machines need about 12″ to 18” between them, and total space becomes a factor considering you need topping counters, register space, back room coolers, sinks, etc.

2)  Start up Money

  • If you don’t have enough $, you aren’t going with a high machine number. You might be forced to stick to 3-6 machines in order to keep your total investment under control.

3)  Competition

  • Who are you competing against? How many machines do they have? Again, just because you are competing against a nearby store that has 8 machines, do you really need to match the number of flavors they offer?

The question is…………is it really better to go with more machines?

There is a certain “WOW Factor” when a customer walks into a store that has 8 machine and 16 flavors of frozen yogurt. And if you have a super high volume location, more machines might be the best, most profitable choice. But going with 3-6 machines can also be wise for many reasons. This number helps minimize your investment, control your utilities cost and run a leaner store. And because this business model is still relatively young, there still isn’t enough data out there to tell me that having that 16 vs. 10 flavors means incremental sales that make up for the added overhead and investment.

Competition is heating up these days. I would rather be the guy with the manageable debt load and lower overhead than the guy that lets his fruit toppings go bad because he’s so worried about losing a nickel to pay his bills. When its all said and done, the lean will survive while the weeding out is happening.

Here is another reason you may want to consider limiting your number of yogurt machines.  If you line up more than 6 machines, you will need to spend more on air conditioning to ensure the machines don’t overheat. Or you will need to go with a glycol system, which adds about $15k to your investment. 6 or less machines, you can get away with air cooled machines.

What is the difference? Air cooled machines are fully self-contained. You don’t hook anything up to them, aside from the power cord. But they create more heat inside your back room. Water cooled machines are cooled by water – or a glycol system. They won’t make your store warmer, but they will cost you $ in water.

Air cooled machines cool themselves by blowing hot air out and away from the machines. This means more heat in your store. When 6 machines or less are blowing hot air into your location, the heat is manageable. You can either have your contractor put in an extractor fan, which helps pull the hot air up and outside your store, or you can buy a higher powered air conditioner and over power the hot air. Best bet is to CLEARLY discuss this with your A/C contractor prior to construction. A lot of times a split system A/C is the best idea – so that you don’t freeze the people inside your store while trying to keep the back room at a reasonable temperature.

But once you go past 6 machines, going air cooled is a tough call. At the 6 machine or more mark, you still might be able to go air cooled if you have enough space, but it is a little more challeging. So, you’re looking at plumbing 7 or more machines to city water, which means a substantial water bill. If you want to avoid a high monthly water bill, you have a glycol system installed. This is sort of like the radiator in your car and the glycol is the coolant that runs through it to keep the engine from overheating. This isn’t cheap. It can run about $15k or more depending on installation costs and what system you buy. Stores with 7 or more machines almost always go for the glycol system and the high initial investment.

In summary, the number of machines you decide to go with will depend on many factors and less machines doesn’t necessarily mean a less profitable store.

We are about to “unveil” our 3, 4, 5 and 6 machine “turnkey” package deals. They will include machines, a cooler, freezer, cold topping rail, dry topping containers and sneeze-guards. Not only that, but also included in these affordable package deals will be architectural design consulting as well as store operations consulting.  If this sounds like something you would be interested in, let us know by filling out the form below – first name and e-mail only. As soon as the packages are ready, which will be within the next 2 weeks, you will be the first to receive the offers.  We will also include a $250 “early bird” coupon for those who get on this list. We have 40 machines in stock, ready to ship as part of these turnkey package deals.

 

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