Mission Tortilla Route for sale south of Austin, TX (Kyle, TX)

Mission Logo - available route

Status: Sold (Other available routes here)
Asking: $55,000
Down Payment: N/A – No financing offered
Net Profit: $54,000
Trailer included
Location: Kyle, TX (A suburb of Austin, TX) 

Low stress. Consistent. Stable. Proof of income. 

Incredible opportunity to get an established, highly profitable, easy to run, well managed Mission Tortilla route. Excellent for first time route buyers!

After all expenses, the route nets approximately $80k and is still growing.

Gruma Corp (Stock Ticker: GMK) owns Mission Tortilla and has created an established, dominating, and growing brand of tortillas. There are hundreds of distributors across the US and only a very small percentage is ever for sale due to extremely low turnover for contractors.

Own an entire territory that is still continuing to grow in Kyle, TX (over 1000% population growth, in the fastest growing county in Texas) south of the highly acclaimed city of Austin. This is a very rare turn-key situation where the route:
a) Is NOT distressed
b) Runs in nice areas of town with established huge customers
c) Is dominating the competition
d) Provides over 100 different products to supermarkets to stabilize income

There’s other routes out there for sure. But you’re very unlikely to find one that is going to be as headache free as this one. 

Unlike routes like FedEx: 
a) There are no uniform requirements
b) No truck logo requirements
c) No 2-4 week delays while corporate approves your new employees.

If you’re new to routes completely, you’re in for a treat of discovering the perfect hybrid between the stability and corporate backing of franchise but with the known income history of an established business!

About RouteTycoon: RouteTycoon.com only sells routes that have provided extensive data and still show strong signs of profitability. Owners have provided some documentation of income before they’re even allowed to be listed. The routes listed here are very similar, as we like to only sell routes with a lot of positive attributes. 

FAQ: 

Q: Will the owner consider financing?

Due to the very low multiple (eg. the ratio between the asking price vs the net income) for this business, it’s being sold at a very competitive price and financing is not available at this time.

However, if your credit score is over 700 and you have $10,000 down, you may qualify for financing on this route. Please contact us if you’d like to learn more. 

Q: I’m new to routes. If I bought the route, is the stated net above what I’ll actually take home the first year if I just run the route myself with no employee?

Yes, route income changes slightly just like any business, but it’s a good estimate. It’s the route industry standard to show the routes net after all required and generally fixed/required expenses such as insurance, scanner rentals, terminal lease, etc. You should be generating cash flow as soon as you take over full operation of the business.  

Q: What sorts of startup/one time costs am I looking at on top of paying for the route(s)?

Any expenses you’d have if you bought a new truck. You will pay for property tax on the truck, registration and title fees on plates at the DMV (~$100). There’s no cost for training, no flying around to franchise corporation headquarters, or any other nonsense you’ll find with other businesses. Depending on your credit Mission may require a $5k deposit with them, however, this deposit isn’t really an expense as it’s fully refundable and not applicable to all buyers. No other food licenses, permits, truck refrigeration, or CDLs are required.

Q: Will the owner give any training?

Complete training. Between the employee and the owner knowing how this business works, you’ll find yourself up to speed in no time. If you bought the route, the seller will be committed to you succeeding by introducing you to the mechanics he’s used (although you can use whomever you’d like), introduce you to other helpful drivers, and also be training you on how to run the route yourself if you wanted. This is a very simple business and should only take a couple weeks to learn it completely.

Q: So if I have an employees running the route, I just sit back and let the cash come in?

Employees are allowed on Mission routes much more so than other types of bread routes making them favorable for a more hands off owner. However, do not be mislead to believe this is an absentee type of “sit back, relax, and make low risk income” business. This is a business that contracts through a billion dollar company to serve nationwide established clients and require a definite level of service. Most Mission route owners are operating the business themselves, and will use employees to help reduce their weekly work hours to something that fits their lifestyle (whether that’s you working 10 or 40 hours a week), but with a truly rewarding business takes true work as well. Investors will likely not be approved by Mission corporate for ownership. 

If you’re not afraid of doing some work servicing clients that are already established, this business can be extremely lucrative. 

Q: Is there potential to buy more routes?

There are likely to be other routes in different areas that will open up over the next year or two due to contractors changing professions, moving and or retiring.

Q: Tell me about the route itself and where exactly it goes.

The route is mostly in Kyle but travels around the area as well. Full details on all the customers will be provided upon signing an NDA. 

Q: How long does it take to run the route? What are the hours?

About 40 hours a week. The hours are flexible and determined somewhat by you as long as the businesses are being stocked full of the products we’re bringing to them. Typically, routes like this start off around 4am and end around 10am-2pm depending on the day. This is a high income producing route with highly successful stores in the territory that require the route to run 7 days a week, but certain days take much less time to complete than others. Some days are only a few hours long, but most all days start in the early morning.

Q: Have routes been pulled/taken away from contractors before?

Only in extreme cases where the contractor had made violent threats, refuses to service the area he’s contracted to and other completely insane things. It’s extremely rare, but on occasion people have gone nuts for whatever reason and lost their route. Mission usually warns the contractor long before disciplinary action will be taken.

Q: Will I need a lawyer or accountant to do this?

Technically you don’t need a lawyer, but for many transfers it’s encouraged to use one, especially if there are contingencies beyond the transfer – only you can make the determination to utilize a lawyer or not. Route transfers are usually simple, and this is one good thing about having a huge corporation (Gruma / Mission Foods) behind the transaction since this isn’t like another business where only you and the seller are involved. Mission corporate structure makes sure the transfer of route contracts is done easily and smoothly. The business changes hands by a route transfer form given to management, it takes them a couple weeks and then the income flips to your name. You could get a lawyer if you deem appropriate for your situation, but it’s not required and I’ve seen other people use them much to their dismay when they delay the sale of the route and also eat you with fees. I highly recommend an accountant at first to help with year-end payroll and business taxes.

Q: If I am ready to buy today, how long would it take to start getting the paychecks?

You need to pass a background check and have your credit approved. The fully process takes about 2-4 weeks total. 

Q: I have all the money and I’m ready to get started! What next?

Excellent. Email – Support@RouteTycoon.com or go to the contact me page and mention you’re interested in the route. Leave your number and someone should get back with you as soon as possible (usually 24-48 hours). I’ll be able to get you a lot more info on this route, introduce you to the owner, and if it looks like a great fit, we’ll even have you ride-along with the owner to make sure you love this business and “try it out” before you buy it.