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  •  Pizza may be an easy business to start. (7+ / 0-)

    I had a boyfriend that purchased an older building that he wanted to fix up and resell. It had a storefront on the first floor and some apartments above. He turned the first floor into a pizzaria and ran it long enough to establish it as a business and sold the building and the pizzaria business together.

    The reason he chose a pizzaria was because in a relatively small space you can build a kitchen that makes essentially one product around which the whole business is made. He was a businessman, not a chef. So when he researched the various businesses he could put in the space, there were some tangible advantages to choosing pizza. He was in a college town and he knew there was a ready market for any sort of inexpensive food. His previous business had been a copy shop.

    I should probably add "comparatively easy." I don't mean to imply any business is truly "easy."

    •  I have worked in a couple of Pizzerias............ (7+ / 0-)

      in my younger years. One place was a completely independent, delivery/carryout store in a college town. The other was a sit down, delivery/carryout outlet for a regional chain.

      I learned one fact about the pizza business that I am sure holds true today. Pizzas provide the highest profit margin for any food service out there.  Profits may vary some for delivery/carryout stores as opposed to sit down establishments. Some stores use more expensive ingredients than others. Some have higher overhead due to having a fancier establishment.  

      In general, however, making and selling pizzas is highly profitable.

      The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation--HDT

      by cazcee on Wed Nov 21, 2012 at 06:13:22 AM PST

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      •  Mafia Money Laundring Potential (2+ / 0-)
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        Hey we bought flour and water, and we made a million dollars in profits.  Budda boom budda bing.

        There’s always free cheddar in a mousetrap, baby

        by bernardpliers on Wed Nov 21, 2012 at 07:59:10 AM PST

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        •  Maybe I should have said.................... (1+ / 0-)
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          "making and selling PIzza, LIKE IMPORTING AND SELLING OLIVE OIL,  is highly profitable."

          The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation--HDT

          by cazcee on Wed Nov 21, 2012 at 09:07:28 AM PST

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