Is £22,000 too much to pay for a new fish & chip van?

We are looking into buying a fish and chip van. Having looked at both used and new catering trailer/van units.

We are still faced with the prospect that this is all new to us, and we are not sure what to look out for. This is why we are thinking of going for a new van, everything less than 6 months guarantee etc.

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by: Anonymous

Talking from experience £22k does not buy you a top notch fish & chips van. What type of range is included in the price? We started our business 2.5 years ago and sales have now just about outgrown the range (Westons) capability so we are now having to look for a larger van to house a higher output range, the new range will cost us a minimum £20k but if we want to substantially increase business again over the next 2 years we will have to invest the money. We paid £32k for our existing van but really should have been looking at £40k+ If you do nothing else make sure you know the output capability of the range you buy. Good luck with your new business. Regards Gary

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by: Anonymous


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Try Renting a Catering Trailer
by: David

I would say that £22.000 is a lot of money to put into a new business which you may turn around and hate in 6mths time.

Why not consider renting a fish and chip unit, test the business idea out and get a feel for the business to find out if this is something you really want to do for the long-term.

This will also give you time to look for a possible cheaper option, and really make up your mind.


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