Top 5 Most Profitable Food Business Ideas For 2019 | Small Business Ideas

Hey guys. My name is Wilson, and today we’re going to
be diving into the top five most profitable food and beverage businesses in 2019. Just to give you a little bit more context,
I interviewed more than a hundred food and beverage restaurant owners and created the
survey. That’s the reason why I was able to gain a
lot of insight into which types of business are actually making money and what is not
making money. This report is a lot of work, and it gave
us a lot of insight into how people invest and the type of service we’re going to be
offering. Today I’m going to be sharing with you the
top five most profitable businesses, so make sure you guys stay until the end. I’m going to be sharing with you guys. We talked about the few things to look out
for when creating a restaurant and when you’re opening up a restaurant and, within this video,
we talked about the margins that typical food and beverage owners make, and that ranges
from 5% to 10%. That is very, very slim margins. Today, these five businesses that I’m gong
to be talking to you about, the five industries, all range from 20% to 35% margins. We’re talking about 20% to 35% margins take-home,
so make sure you guys stay until the end. This is something I’ve never done before. I don’t even know if I’m going to get in trouble
by doing this, so if you’re watching this video, good for you. If this video is down that means I’m getting
sued, okay? Before we dive right in, I’m going to be talking
about the structure of how I’m presenting it. I’m going to be talking to you about the pros
and the cons and basically why this is such a profitable idea. You would want to really pay attention to
this because before we dive into creating and actually committing into your next five
years of business, you probably would want to know what is the most profitable. You probably want to know which business idea
to get into so then that way, after five years, you’re not better off not starting at all. So many businesses are like that, but today
these five businesses are the kings and the queens of 2019. Are you guys ready? All right, let’s dive right in. The number one most profitable food and beverage
business to be in in 2019 is a bubble tea shop, and the reason why it’s the most profitable
is because the cost of goods sold is relatively low. It ranges from 10% to 15%. It is super easy to make, and on top of that,
the quality control is always there. You just follow the formula. You have all the powders, you have all the
syrup and you’re good to go. Training people is super easy because of the
fact that the quality control is so easy to make as well. Some of the pros of operating a bubble tea
shop is that it has high demand. Nowadays, everyone is drinking bubble tea,
and if you do not know what bubble tea is you definitely are missing out. Second thing is high turnover rate, and what
that means is that you don’t need a really big space in order for you to do a lot of
volume. People grab their bubble tea and they go. A lot of people order takeout, and that is
the reason why it is such an attractive business model. On top of that, it doesn’t require a lot of
investment. All the equipment that it requires is actually
very, very affordable. The fourth thing is that the quality control,
everything is processed in terms of it has a process. It doesn’t require a very high skill to be
able to make the product good because it’s all in the formula. It’s all in the syrup, it’s all in the powder. That’s what makes this product and this business
model so attractive. For us, we actually started selling bubble
tea as well at 720 Sweets two years ago because we saw how profitable it is, and how much
of a demand it has. Now, the con of running this business is that
the average ticket price for this product is relatively low, so what that means is that
you need a lot of volume in order for you to be super profitable. The second con is that it is highly, highly
competitive. I’m not sure about you, if in Vancouver we
have more bubble tea shops than 7-Eleven’s, and in any convenience stores, going down
a block you’re going to see at least five of them. It is because it is such a profitable business
idea out there. Just to share some behind-the-scenes stories
with you is that I actually have a lot of friends who are in this field and that are
in this business, and just to let you know about the volume that they’re actually doing
is that a lot of them actually clear seven figures selling bubble tea. We’re talking about peak times, more than
$200,000 per month. That is crazy amount of volume and crazy amount
of demand, and that’s the reason why 720 Sweets is in the forefront and our franchisees love
us providing this as well. I mean, if you’re not in this business in
today’s age, you’re definitely missing out. The second most profitable food and beverage
business out there is an ice cream shop and, luckily enough, our 720 Sweets, our dessert
chain, is in the forefront of this as well, and this is the reason why we’ve expanded
so rapidly. Nonetheless, just to share with you some of
the pros, is that the cost of goods sold, once again, is relatively low in comparison
to a full service restaurant. We’re talking about around 20% to 25% in cost
of goods sold. Now, the quality control is definitely one
of the pro things because when you make these things in batches, and it comes in formulas,
basically just mix A, mix B, mix C, and out comes a product, so it doesn’t require a lot
of high skilled labor and talent in order for them to create the product. At the end of the day, who doesn’t like ice
cream? Come on, you tell me one person that doesn’t
like ice cream, I will give you free ice cream. Everyone loves ice cream and, at the end of
the day during the summertime, it is amazing that the amount is crazy during the summertime. Now, some of the cons of running an ice cream
shop is the fact that the equipment is a little bit higher in cost and also the seasonality
of the problem and also the low ticket cost of the ticket item, so that means you need
a lot of volume in order for you to be able to able to make the big margins that I’ve
been talking about. Just as an example, sharing a little bit more
with you, is that the reason why 720 Sweets was able to do quite decently well is because,
knowing the fat that seasonality is a problem, we introduced bubble tea, and we introduced
taiyaki as well, because we want to make sure that we uplift that average ticket cost. People don’t only come in for dessert. They can also can come in for a light lunch
or a light dinner. We have these taiyaki sandwiches, which is
a croissant made sandwiches that people love, and that helped us increase our average ticket
cost, as well, and on top of that, it also tackled the seasonality problem. If you are in any of these lines of business,
and if you think that these are all the cons, these are just creative ways of how you can
actually come up on top of the cons, so there you go, second most profitable food and beverage
business idea in 2019. The third most profitable food and beverage
business idea in 2019 is having a ramen joint. Ramen joint is amazing when it comes to profitability
because the cost of goods sold is only 15% to 20% and, on top of that, the pro is that
people love ramen. Tell me one person that doesn’t love ramen. Everyone loves ramen, okay, and on top of
that the average ticket cost is definitely a lot higher when it comes to per person spending,
so that is a really high must, and on top of that it requires a medium skilled labor. It doesn’t require a full-on chef to create
this product but, nonetheless, a lot of the things actually are preset. You actually follow a formula in order for
you to create the product, which is the reason why it is such an attractive model when it
comes down to it. On top of that, super, super high turnover. Haven’t you been to a ramen shop where they’re
like, if your whole party is not here, you cannot go in, you cannot eat? I’ve definitely been to a lot of these ramen
shops. It’s part of the culture because they want
you to grab and go, grab and go, so they can have that turnover. I have friend who is in the ramen joint business. His place is only a thousand square feet and
he makes more than $2 million dollars in revenue. It is mind blowing. It is crazy how much volume that they do because
of how much high turnover, just completely crazy. Now, on the flip side, the investment is definitely
a lot higher when it comes down to it. They have a lot more competition as well. The fourth type of super profitable food and
beverage ideas in 2019 is having a pasta joint. Pasta place is super profitable as well. I’ve interviewed more than hundreds of food
and beverage owners. Pasta is always on the top in terms of profitability
because of how a staple this item is. Just like ramen, people love pasta, and the
cost of goods sold is incredibly low because they’re just mixing flour and water. It’s just crazy. Typically speaking, we are talking about around
15% to 20% cost of goods sold, high demand, average ticket cost is definitely a lot higher
than bubble tea and also ice cream as well, so this is something that is definitely a
pro. Now, the con side is that the investment to
open a pasta joint is definitely a lot higher when it comes down to it, because you need
to have a full-on kitchen and, on top of that, you need to have a higher skilled labor to
open up a pasta place. The final, fifth, most profitable business
idea in 2019 is having a pizza shop. You know, this has always been something that
is super profitable because you’re basically mixing dough and water as well. You’re talking about maybe 10% to 15% in cost
of goods sold. Now, depending on what type of pizza joint
you serve, some people might have arugula and have different types of really upscale
meat so, for those joints, their cost of goods sold are definitely higher, but for a lot
of your neighborhood pizza places, their margins are insane. Grab and go, high turnover. Who doesn’t like pizza? Come on. Everything that I mentioned, people love,
which is the reason why it makes them have so much demand and high margins, okay? So when it comes to pizza, the skill required
to make pizza is definitely a lot lower than a full-on restaurant as well. On the con side, the investment for having
a pizza shop is definitely a lot higher as well. So there you go. The top five most profitable food and beverage
businesses in 2019. I know I’ve focused a lot on the cost of goods
sold but because of the fact that when it comes to running a food and beverage business,
the margins is really determined by the cost of goods sold, by your labor, and by your
rent. So if you can control any of these to a minimal,
that’s where upside comes from, which is the reason why these five different business ideas
is so incredibly profitable in 2019. If you guys are looking for more resources
and insight into how the food and beverage industry is doing across the platform and
across the board, definitely download the link below. The report that we have done and the survey
that we have done is something that we’re doing for you guys. Hopefully, it helps you into gaining a little
bit more insight when you’re considering the types of food and beverage that to want to
be in. If you guys like this video, give me a thumbs
up. Leave in the comments section below what you
think about this video or, if there’s any other industries that you know are super profitable
as well that I missed out, I’d gladly put it in my next video. Otherwise, subscribe for the next video. I’ll talk to you guys next week.

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19 thoughts on “Top 5 Most Profitable Food Business Ideas For 2019 | Small Business Ideas

  1. Interesting I am a food entrepreneur and operator 6 online businesses selling our private label food products. We now teach food entrepreneurs on our channel.

  2. Im 14 and own a ice cream truck in Montana and know you inspired me to to sell bubble tea. But I don’t know as the same business or different. I would love to hear your feedback on if I should sell it on my truck or a separate business!

  3. Thanks for the info! Quick tip though, dive in a bit sooner. You talk for like 2 minutes before actually diving in. Still appreciate your effort, its good to know what is currently popular in F and B. 🙂

  4. Thanks for the great video!!! i never own any f&b startup but very interested to do so. How you rate an ice dessert shop(korean bingsu) business?

  5. Awww man I really thought you were going to say mexican food, burger joint, steakhouse, and fried chicken restaurants were very profitable all because of how good and delicious they are. 😥😢😭

  6. Also you should talk about exotic profitable food business ideas for 2019 (like Mexican food, Greek food, Chinese food, Korean food, French food, etc.).

  7. I would like to create Banh mI sandwich express cafe shops with BBT ? Any info on Banh mI start up guide lines or any info on these setups on its profitability ?

  8. Sorry dude, you are talking crap.
    You have no idea what you are talking about.
    You have no idea about food costs.

  9. This year will be my last year of high school. After that, I plan on opening a small food shop that will sell food packs for students of all ages. Not a restaurant, not a bakery, not a pizza shop, not a cafe. But a small shop that make them all in small quantities and sell them as packs for school meals. Like, for $X.XX u can get a small burger and a coffee, or a sandwich and a pancake. What do you think about it?

  10. Pasta and Pizza is in One menu i think but in the Philippines is INASAL is the final number as the most food ideas this generation ☺️

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