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Old 05-22-2008, 11:20 AM   #1
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Hi All:

I am considering purchasing a delivery route. Has anyone ever or currently owned a food delivery route? (Snapple, Martin's Bread, Fed-Ex, etc...)

Any input would be sincerely appreciated.

Thanks again,

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Old 05-22-2008, 11:45 AM   #2
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I've never owned one, but I would guess it would be easy to get squeezed by high fuel costs. If so, make sure you buy cheaply enough to offset the risk.

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Old 05-22-2008, 11:46 AM   #3
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I'd be afraid to do it unless I could adequately hedge on fuel prices. Getting yourself locked into a long-term contract at specified rates is a quick ticket to the poorhouse if you don't have a hedge on gas prices in a rising price environment.
"Hey, for every ten dollars, that's another hour that I have to be in the work place. That's an hour of my life. And my life is a very finite thing. I have only 'x' number of hours left before I'm dead. So how do I want to use these hours of my life? Do I want to use them just spending it on more crap and more stuff, or do I want to start getting a handle on it and using my life more intelligently?" -- Joe Dominguez (1938 - 1997)
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Old 05-22-2008, 07:26 PM   #4
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Hi All:

I am considering purchasing a delivery route. Has anyone ever or currently owned a food delivery route? (Snapple, Martin's Bread, Fed-Ex, etc...)

Any input would be sincerely appreciated.
Space Mountain
My father use to have a Pepr...Far. route. He and my mother put in lots of hard work, day and night, to make it pay. Then after he built it up over many years to be much better than average and make a good living from it, the Company split it and sold half to a younger new purchaser. Effectively they told him hard work for what he thought was himself, was in reality just for the company’s' benefit. Beware that what ever franchise route you get, you will not have it ripped out from under you if you succeed beyond their expectations.
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