I have seen a couple of abandoned pubs on industrial estates while on my travels as a lorry driver; that I think would make great truckstops.
But having no experience of running a pub I have very little concept of the running costs.
But on the good side when I left school at 15yo I was a commis chef for 2 years in a 2 rosette restaurant, so I have a basic understanding of how to cook.
As they are abandoned buildings in the middle of nowhere I can't see the lease being A high price.
I would estimate after a period of time I would get 100 sales a day (most from drivers parked up overnight outside) over 5 days a week and the average customer would spend £10 on his trip spent over food/ drink and a shower token.
I would estimate that me food and beverage costs would be 50% of my food and drink sales.
But I have no idea on my other running costs!
Council tax; water; gas; electric; refuse; TV license etc.
I have even been told that they base your rates on the area of your premises.
I have asked a few of my local landlords what the crack is regarding running costs
But they all seam to be very reluctant on discussing this as if I'm going to set up business next door to them.
This is for England of the United Kingdom.