Pepperidge Farm Combo Route
Status: SOLD (see other available listings here)
Asking: $119,000 total.
Down Payment: $20,000
Location: Herculaneum, MO / Farmington, MO
Route is a still growing! Great for an active owner / owner operator!
Incredible opportunity to get an established, highly profitable, easy to run, Pepperidge Farm route. Excellent for first time route buyers that want to actively run a route and let the business continue to grow!
Rare and highly valued Pepperidge Farm combo route. This route is mostly lightweight, higher dollar biscuits/cookies, but also sells the full line of Pepperidge Farm breads!
There are 2 types of income “nets” in routes for owner/operators:
1) $73,000 – This is the net payout from Pepperidge Farm itself.
2) $67,800 – Approximately $4,600 annually in gas and about $600 in truck maintenance. This would be your total net after all known expenses.
Who is Pepperidge Farm:
Pepperidge Farm bakeries is the bakery behemoth and has created an established, dominating, and growing brand of breads and cookies. There are thousands of routes under this company, each with their own exclusive and protected territory! Pepperidge Farm has some of the most sought after routes in the entire route industry.
There are thousands 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 Farmington Missouri, one of fastest growing areas of Missouri.
This is a great situation where the route:
a) Is NOT distressed
b) Is great for a new owner/operator since it’s not overwhelmed like many routes
c) Has expansive territory that is primed for growth
d) Is incredibly stable and highly branded
e) Provides many different products to stabilize income
There’s other routes out there for sure. But you’re unlikely to find one that is going to be as headache free as this one.
Q: Will the owner consider financing?
Yes! The company willing is to finance the route with approved credit. If you’re struggling to have the down payment, then if your credit is excellent you may be able to have the entire route financed through an outside lending source. Click here for more info.
Q: I’m new to routes. Is this hard to learn? And is the stated net above what I’ll actually take home the first year if I run the route entirely on my own?
The owner will teach you everything about this route to be able to run it with ease. Routes become repetitive and routine very quickly. As for the money you’ll make, the net is a good estimate of the amount you’ll take home after known and expected expenses. It may be more as the route grows from the population growth of the area simply creating more demand.
Q: What sorts of startup/one time costs am I looking at on top of paying the down payment?
You would need to purchase a trailer for a truck or lease a box truck. You can save money by buying a trailer, but some prefer a full size box truck (no CDL required). It’s up to you and you can also lease a truck through the company. There’s no cost for training, no flying around to franchise corporation headquarters, or any other nonsense you’ll find with other businesses.
Q: Will the owner give any training?
Complete training. When you buy 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 by yourself or with a helper if you wanted. This is a very simple business and should only take a couple weeks to learn it completely.
Q: Is there potential to buy more routes?
Contractors for many bread routes can only own one route in their name. While sometimes there are husband and wife teams, or business partner teams used to acquire more routes, it’s a general rule of thumb that most contractors basically are only owning one or possibly two routes.
Q: Tell me about the route itself and where exactly it goes.
The main city listed above are the areas it primarily goes, but the territory spans a little further than that as well, giving lots of room to grab more business as the city grows. It goes to large grocery stores, several convenience stores, and restaurants.
Q: How long does it take to run the route? What are the hours?
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, all 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. If you pay for helpers, you can create your own schedule and lower your hours worked.
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, and other completely insane things. It’s extremely rare, but on occasion people have gone nuts for whatever reason and lost their route. The company usually warns the contractor long before disciplinary action will be taken.
Q: Is this a sales position?
Absolutely not. There are no competing route owners in the same company that can swoop in and steal your customers. You have a contractually and legally protected territory. You are not convincing, negotiating, or haggling with prices on anything, as these issues are already set in the corporate policy. Your job is simply to make sure the stores have product available to sell by replenishing the shelves daily.
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 behind the transaction since this isn’t like another business where only you and the seller are involved. The 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, but it’s not necessary 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 recommend an accountant at first to help with any taxes though.
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. That takes about 2 weeks total. So if you’re interested in getting involved in the profitable world of routes just email me any questions you have and I’ll answer them as soon as possible (usually 24-48 hours). Also leave your phone number. Please, only email me if you have at least the down payment cash already available for a business like this. I know a lot of people get their first route by taking out a loans on their home, or find relatives to finance them.
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)