Fish & Chips and Fresh Seafood – Kirwan

November 8, 2016


This isn’t your average run-of-the-mill fish & chip shop!

Business Description
Tropical Seafood (previously What The Fish) is located at Shop 8/2 Kern Bros Drive, Kirwan and would have to be one of Townsville’s best known takeaway locations. A fish & chip shop has been operated from this business premises for at least 20 years. The vendor bought the business in June 2016 and has spent considerable time, effort and money rebranding the business to ‘Tropical Seafood’.

The business offers cooked fish, chips and other takeaway items such as burgers, fried foods eg chicken nuggets/kabana, salads, pasta, etc. It is also a retail seafood outlet offering both fresh local seafood and frozen seafood products.

Tropical Seafood offers home delivery of fresh seafood products and also supplies a variety of seafood platters and other prepared food for corporate events such as staff meetings, parties and luncheons.

The business is situated in a high profile position on Kern Bros Drive which is a busy main road. There is off-street parking at the front door of the business and ample exposure to the thousands of cars that pass daily.

Tropical Seafood is ideally located directly across from the new Willows Shopping Centre’s ‘Market Court’ development which includes a new look Woolworths and a selection of other quality businesses. The opening of this new development on 3 November is already bringing new passing trade to the business.

Business Hours & Employees
The current trading hours are:

  • Monday to Saturday: 9am – 8pm
  • Sunday: 10am – 8pm

The vendor works full time in the business and employs 4 casual employees.

Website & Social Media
A brand new website has been developed for the business – and will be included it the sale. They are also active on Facebook and growing a good social media presence -

Areas of Competitive Edge
There are many areas of competitive edge including:

  • Newly branded business
  • High profile position on a busy main road with thousands of passing cars daily
  • Popular retail seafood trade which includes home deliveries
  • Brand new signage and new outside paint job
  • Very good, well maintained equipment base
  • Professional designed website
  • Ideal location opposite the new Willows Shopping Centre’s ‘Market Court’
  • Off-street parking directly in front of business
  • 2 large preparation areas ideal for a busy takeaway and seafood business
  • Room for tables and chair both inside and outside the business

The business is being sold for $125,000 + stock (estimated at $5,000 – $10,000).

To receive a Sale Proposal, please complete our online Confidentiality Agreement form at Once we receive your details, we will email you the Sale Proposal for this business. Alternatively, contact:

  • Margaret Butler – 0419 664 349 or
  • Susan Butler – 0419 905 463 or