About 20-25 minutes away from me is a town with a municipal building that houses the town bureaucracy (about 80 people) the town's library (about 15 people spread over multiple shifts), the police department (about 20 people, but they also have their own entrance too) and town court (about 10 people) plus people visiting this complex. Near the main entrance is a cafeteria with about seating for 30. At the lunch counter there is the basic countertop fryer, countertop griddle, prep table with refrigeration, countertop convection oven, microwave, a display refrigerator and a household freezer. Some 110 volt, some 208 volt appliances. The operator's lease is up and he doesn't want to stay. The rent is $400 a 4 week period (13 payments a year) plus utilities. From what I've been told, the gross sales were $45k for the prior year. The prices are low, typical sandwich is $2.50-3.00. A 12 oz coffee is 75¢. The town insists on approving the menu and the prices. The menu is bland and prices are a little too low if you ask me. What really hurts is the bulk of one's business will obviously be civil servants, who MUST get a 10% discount. As part of the deal the vendor must clean the dining area. I don't know if I'm interested in being so restricted. I don't want to work for $20-25k (if I'm lucky?) a year at a full time job after hiring helpers, who wouldn't be town employees and wouldn't get town benefits. Would you touch this one? My guess is I will attempt to re-negotiate the terms. The current tenant is done on Sunday, August 30. I don't even think that is enough time to prepare to take over... They started advertising the contract just this week. While I could have my own business with very little up front costs and an established clientel, I don't know if this is the way I want to get started with my own business.