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Tobin Fish Tales, Fish & Chips & Fresh Seafood in Townsville For Sale

Business Overview
One of Townsville's best fish & chip shops, Tobin Fish Tales is located in a prime, main road position on the corner of Landsborough and Warburton Streets, North Ward. The vendors purchased the fish and chip shop in 2015 and rebranded the business to 'Tobin Fish Tales'. The business has quickly become a thriving, multiple award winning operation that serves quality fish& chips and fresh seafood from local fishers. Full systems and procedures for the business have been documented and will be made available to the new owner. This will ensure the new owner will be able to continue and build upon the success of the vendors.

A tempting variety of fish & chips, fresh and frozen seafood is sold. The menu is built around sustainable fisheries products and supporting local fishers. The menu is simple, yet purposely hero's high quality local seafood. Small points-of-difference have been created by the vendors to make this menu standout from the usual fish & chip shop offerings. Full details can be found on the business website and facebook page .

Location & Facilities
North Ward is an affluent suburb in Townsville that is home to the award winning The Strand beach. The business' high profile location has excellent street appeal and boasts many thousands of passing motorists each day. The clean and bright premises are an ideal size to operate a busy fish and chip shop. All of the equipment is in good condition and there is off street parking directly in front of the business.

Hours & Employees
Tobin Fish Tales trades 7 days a week from 11am to 8pm. One vendor works full time in the business and employs 3 adult staff and 12 junior staff.

Awards, Accolades and Reviews
Tobin Fish Tales has won many awards and receives consistent excellent reviews, including:

  • 2017 Townsville Bulletin Editor's Choice for Townsville's "Best Fish and Chips". Score 10 out of 10. (
  • 2017 Queensland Seafood Small Business Award (
  • 2017 National Seafood Awards – Runner up Small Business Award (
  • Facebook – 1,295 followers with a rating of 9.6 out of 10 from 98 people (
  • Google – Rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 94 reviews
  • Tripadvisor – 2018 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence, rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 54 reviews and #2 restaurant in North Ward
  • Instagram – 540 followers (

Areas of Competitive Edge
Many areas of competitive edge exist including:

  • Very well established business with a great reputation
  • Winner of multiple awards
  • Prime, main road location in the affluent suburb of North Ward
  • Highly profitable business with a return on investment of 50%
  • Two walk in cold rooms (fridge and freezer) in excellent working condition with new motor units
  • Local high quality takeaway food and seafood is sold
  • Council permit for outdoor seating
  • Loyal repeat customer base
  • Well established online presence on Facebook, Instagram, TripAdvisor and Google with excellent reviews
  • Fully documented systems and procedures which are included in the sale
  • Option to commence trading in the morning and further increase sales
  • Off street car parking

Business Price
Tobin Fish Tales is being sold for $220,000 plus stock at valuation (neg).

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
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