A dessert bar in Leicester has been listed for sale just a year after opening. Waffle & Scoop opened in Belvoir Street in May 2018.
The business has a focus on premium desserts such as its own-recipe soft serve ice cream, and Belgian liege waffles.
It has also gained attention from Instagrammers for unique dishes like ice cream covered in edible gold leaf or served with a candy floss ‘halo’.
Waffle & Scoop said it wanted to ‘breathe new life into Belvoir Street and the surrounding area’ when it opened.
The city centre shop was given an extensive refurbishment after replacing the former Denhams unit.
However, the owner of Waffle & Scoop has now listed the shop for sale due to ‘personal reasons’.
An online listing for the business reads: “The owner is very passionate about the business and its potential, but due to personal reasons does not have the time to devote to the business and as a consequence is making a regrettable sale, borne out of circumstance.
“The proprietor will provide training to the buyer, should this be required.”
The listing continues: “The business offers tremendous scope for further expansion, both in terms of its opening hours, product choices and franchising opportunity.
“It has been voted as one of the most Instagrammable places in the country and has built a strong social media following.
“The business has had visitors from around the world as well as across the UK due to its social media platform and reach.”
The listing adds that new owners would have the opportunity to grow the business through methods such as extending opening hours, adding breakfast and brunch options to the menu, or increasing the range of current offerings.
They could also introduce further delivery platforms, as the business is currently only available through Deliveroo.
Osman Sacranie from LCA accountants, acting on behalf of the business, said: “The holding company is very passionate about the business and its potential, but due to a restructuring of the company’s assets are having to prioritise and make a regrettable sale.
“The sale of the business has already generated huge interest from potential investors.”
Waffle and Scoop currently employs one full time and two part time members of staff.
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Offers are being taken on the leasehold from £95,500.
By Hayley Watson
Source: Leicester Mercury