Adventure Awaits


Adventure awaits for someone to take over a fun and profitable turn key operation in Columbus, Ohio. Is it you? Read on to learn more!

Cute truck + great products = winning combination!
Why am I selling?

Hi! My name is Stephani, the founder of Chilljoy.

When I started this journey back in 2018, launching in Spring 2019, I knew it was something I wanted for a few years then move on. As I wrap up the fourth season, that time has come in addition to unrelenting desire to move closer to the ocean again. I’ve had a ton of fun, met so many amazing people, challenged myself professionally (and personally), earned a little income and now I’m ready to move on to a new chapter.

That leaves Chilljoy prime and ready for a new entrepreneur here in Columbus. Someone that can take what I’ve started and not only improve it all, but grow in ways that I did not.

If an owner is not found, well, I’m okay with that too. I will never forget all the amazing people I’ve met and my time owning the cutest (and best?) frozen dessert truck in town!

What do the financials look like?

Chilljoy has a healthy positive cash flow. Profit/Loss statements will be shared as part of the discussions.

To say I have not had a single “normal” year in business would be an understatement. That said, I believe Chilljoy is positioned to grow exponentially over the next few years with the right owner at the helm.

Sales Percentage Changes

While I’m happy to share sales data with serious inquires only, I will share percent change in sales information to show the crazy whirlwind the pandemic threw at me and how Chilljoy survived.

YearYearSales % ChangeExplanation
12019NAStart-up year, all-in, and very much a getting your feet wet kind of year. I started late Spring so I missed entry into most festivals and relegated to organic word of mouth and light business development activities. I learned a lot and positioned Chilljoy to have a stellar year 2. And then…
22020-49%…the pandemic threw a big fat wrench into those plans. I had no choice but to work full-time and operate Chilljoy part-time. Both Chilljoy and I survived somehow while so many did not. For that, I’m thankful.
32021+381%A 381% growth may look impressive, but it didn’t take much because of the abysmal sales in Year 2. I simply survived another year. There were still not a lot of events or catering gigs, so sales were still lower than original projections.
42022+12%As of September 2022, Chilljoy is close to what was originally projected for Year 2. Business is up and if we look at Year 1 vs Year 4 it is a 175% sales increase. That is with leaving a lot of sales growth opportunities unclaimed.
As a one person operation…

…who also spent years in corporate life, avoiding burnout was critical for me which is why I chose to forgo additional revenue stream opportunities, such as:

  • I rarely scheduled events on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays unless the minimum was guaranteed or the event had a great track record,
  • By starting the season in May and ending in early September, I passed/pass up plenty of opportunities in the Spring and Fall.
  • Relying on organic reach instead of active business development. Even with this, weddings, private parties, corporate events are nearly 50% of sales now with plenty of room for growth,
  • Social media for an ice cream/shave ice biz is a ton of fun and I only scratched the surface on the kind of reach that is possible,
  • New revenue streams I did not pursue that I will be more than happy to share with the new owner.
How much?
Ha ha…jk!

There are a lot of variables to be considered. Do you want the whole sha-bang or pieces and parts of Chilljoy? The needs of every entrepreneur is different.

I realize selling a business in this way is unconventional. I should be using a big fancy broker, putting it up on paid platforms or getting unnecessary people involved to be all corporate-like. We’ll cross all the legal mumbo-jumbo when the time comes so for now let’s just talk!

Please note, all final transfer of ownership is targeted to be complete no later than December 31, 2022.

Brand + Assets : Option available for letter of intent until October 14, 2022
Below pricing is the for the entire business brand plus assets. Everything is negotiable depending on your needs as the new business owner.
Please note: Chilljoy is known for authentic Hawaiian style shave ice and premium hand-scooped ice cream. It is what sets us apart from our peers. While other frozen dessert products can be added to the menu, the Chilljoy brand will only be sold if the new owner plans to maintain this aspect of the menu.

*Possible owner financing available.

DetailsPrice
Physical Asset: 1959 Classic step-van food truck
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INSTALLED ASSETS: All top-of-the-line permanently installed equipment including a Nelson cold-plate freezer (VBD8SE), Cummins Onan generator (QG 4000), tables, shelving, sink, etc.

ADDITIONAL INSTALLED/REMOVABLE ASSETS: Includes top-tier block ice shaver (training provided), refrigerator, drawer storage and other misc. items.

TRAINING: Unless you’re a veteran to classic vehicles, you’ll want the cliff notes to learn and understand how to safely drive and maintain this beautiful vintage step van for high reliability.
$45,000
Brand Good Will + Consulting Services*
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You’ll take over the Columbus market with ongoing support throughout your first year. New to food truck life? I’ll guide you through it all to help make the transition easier. This includes intangible assets such as the website, social media accounts, Google business SEO, contact/client lists, logos, operations procedures, training and everything else to reduce your learning curve and be positioned for an amazing 2023 season.
$25,000
Physical Assets: Warehouse equipment*
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All refrigeration equipment, shelving, tables, utensils, etc. and any remaining inventory.
$5,000
Total$75,000
Assets only : Beginning October 15
If there is no letter of intent established prior to October 14, all assets will be available for purchase. Public announcement will be made on or before October 14.
DetailsPrice
1959 Classic vintage step-van food truck (with installed assets)
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INSTALLED ASSETS: All top-of-the-line permanently installed equipment including a Nelson cold-plate freezer (VBD8SE), Cummins Onan generator (QG 4000), tables, shelving, sink, etc.

REMOVABLE ASSETS: Includes one top-tier block ice shaver (training provided), refrigerator, drawer storage and other misc. items.

TRAINING: Unless you’re a veteran to classic vehicles, you’ll want the cliff notes to learn and understand how to safely drive and maintain this beautiful vintage step van for high reliability.


BRANDING: All branding will be removed prior to sale.
$48,000
1959 Classic vintage step-van food truck (without assets)
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All installed and removable assets (listed above) will be removed to create a “blank slate.” Finished walls, lighting, outlets, ceiling fans, etc. will remain. Generator will stay for an additional $2,500. All exterior branding will be removed prior to sale. Linoleum flooring and wood underlay will likely need removed (by you) due to the condition and gaps left by the previously installed equipment.
$35,000
Remaining Physical Assets
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All refrigeration equipment, shavers, shelving, tables, utensils, inventory, etc. will be listed for individual sale on Facebook Marketplace and/or Craigslist.
I’m interested, now what?
Please take a moment to fill out the form below and I’ll be in touch as soon as possible to schedule a discovery discussion.