Mission Tortilla Route for sale in South Austin, TX

Status: Sold
Asking: $99,000
Down Payment: Financing may be available via 3rd party with Credit Score over 700 FICO.
Net Income: $77,000
No truck/trailer included
Location: South 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 should net $77k and is still growing.

Great for an owner operator not afraid to work and make a great income! You can utilize employees to help you and reduce your weekly workload, but you must be the primary service provider for this business. The seller estimates that the $77k net is with running the route yourself. 

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 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
e) Less than 45 mile round trip
f) Has a flexible, low stress, and estimated 45 hour work week

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. Buyers must always perform their own due diligence, and is greatly encouraged, but we hope to eliminate some of the terribly misrepresented routes that are commonly advertised by other sources.


Q: Will the owner consider financing?

No owner financing is available. Owner owns another Mission route and simply wants to sell this one to have a better work life balance. This is the only reason he’s selling. There are financing options for generally 50-100k though that RouteTycoon has partnered with. If this is all you would need AND your credit is excellent, please contact me to discuss.

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

Yes, however route incomes can change just like any business. Business ownership has inherent risks, but the claimed income from the seller is expected to be a good estimate based on current conditions. 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’re expected to make money as soon as you take over 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, or CDLs are required.

Q: Will the owner give any training?

Complete training. These businesses are wonderfully simplistic and 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. 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?

There are likely to be other routes in the same area 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 goes to the South Austin area and drives less than 50 miles a day round trip on average. It goes to large grocery stores like HEB and others.

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

About 45 hours a week. The hours are flexible and determined somewhat by you based on your own skill/speed/efficiency, 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 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. This business takes time/effort/skill on your part to continue to fulfill your contractual duties.

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 (if you use an W2 or 1099 employee to help).

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. So if you’re interested, 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 us if you have the 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)