Take Away and Deliveries Gugulethu
Description of the business Edit
Take Away business, selling cold drinks, sandwiches, muffins AND BOOK
Upstream Businesses Edit
Grocery stores, Fres Fruit Market
Downstream Businesses Edit
Eggs & Mayonnaise
Marketing the business to clients Edit
Advertising via pamphlets, word of mouth
The business inputs and outputs Edit
Inputs: Bread, butter, lettuce, cheese, tomatoes, eggs, mayonnaise, polony, chicken, ginger, sugar, yeast
Outputs: Sandwiches (polony, chicken, egg & mayonnaise, cheese), ginger beer, muffins, cold drinks
Setting up the business Edit
Premises to rent for take away business
Equipment needed: Electric stove, refrigerator, snackwich toaster, microwave oven, tables and chairs, grater, baking pans
Stock needed: Bread, butter, lettuce, cheese, tomatoes, eggs, mayonnaise, polony, chicken, ginger, sugar, yeast
The manufacturing or production process Edit
Polony sandwich: Take 2 slices of bread. Spread with butter and mayonnaise. Place some lettuce, a slice of tomato and a slice of polony on one slice of bread. Cover with remaining slice of bread and wrap sandwich.
Cheese sandwich: Take 2 slices of bread. Spread with butter and mayonnaise. Place cheese on top. Cover with remaining slice of bread and put in snackwicher for two minutes. Take snackwich out and wrap.
Egg & Mayonnaise sandwich: Take 2 slices of bread. Spread with butter and mayonnaise. Place one baked or fried egg on one slice of bread. Put some lettuce and a slice of tomato on top. Cover with remaining slice of bread and wrap sandwich.
Costing and bookkeeping Edit
Number of stock items to be sold each day (and month):
Cheese sandwich: 15 per day; 300 per month Chicken sandwich: 15 per day; 300 per month Egg & Mayonnaise sandwich: 15 per day; 300 per month Polony sandwich: 15 per day; 300 per month Ginger beer: 7 per day; 140 per month Coke: 7 per day; 140 per month Muffins: 10 per day; 200 per month
Seasonal variation:' In winter, customers will prefer hot snacks e.g. snackwiches and I shall also sell soup. During festivals, my staff will be doubled and sandwiches will cost R1.00 more than during normal times (R7.00 in normal times; R8.00 during festivals).
Pricing strategy: The products will be of a high quality and clients will prefer my products even though some competitors’ products may be cheaper. My business must be profitable.
Running the business Edit
Typical day: Manufacture products, clean equipment and shop, buy new stock, sell and deliver products. Everything will be handled by a trained assistant and myself. Backup plan: If I am unavailable, my children will be my substitute. My children and my assistant must know where everything is and what needs to be done. Weekly processes: Planning, buying stock, manufacturing, cleaning, selling products, banking Monthly processes: Balance books; pay staff, telephone, electricity, water, taxes due; planning business for following month.
Before beginning (preparation) Edit
Purchase all equipment and stock needed, rent a suitable premises, train staff, advertise shop and products