June 2019 Trends Report

What has been bringing buyers to Bid on Equipment through the month of June and what are they looking for when they are here?
 

Below are the top ten search terms that have shown the largest increases from BoE search traffic this month.

Bid on Equipment's Top 10 Categories Searched

Restaurant Equipment

Conveyor Systems

Bakery Equipment

Dairy Equipment

Machine Shop Equipment

Freezers and Coolers

Tanks

Bagging Equipment

Air Compressors

Kettles


The top ten overall categories sold for Bid on Equipment in the last month.

Conveyors

Fillers

Tanks

Shrink Equipment

Kettles

Sifters and Shakers

Accumulators and Unscramblers

Wrappers

Labelers

Capsule Equipment


The top ten overall manufacturer pages for Bid on Equipment in the last month.

Vemag

IQF

Sweco

Bridgeport

Trane

Urschel

Multivac

Cretors

Mueller

Butcher Boy


The top ten viewed Items in the last month.

72 Valve Krones Stainless Rotary Filler with Zalkin ROPP Capper

3 Lane Nercon Multi Lane Accumulation Surge Table/Conveyor

10 HP Westfalia Decanter Centrifuge

18 Station Krones Bottle Labeler

Fitzpatrick Model SN Stainless Steel Chilsonator Compactor

10 Valve Perl Machinery 5 Gallon Water Bottle Filler

4 oz. Kalix-Dupuy Model KX60 Stainless Steel Tube Filler

72" X 11'4 Commercial Manufacturing Stainless Steel Tumbler/Rotary Washer

Eversleeve/Esleeve ESM-3200 Bottle Sleeve Labeler

1150 Sq. Ft. Reverse Pulse Jet Dust Collector, 14500 CFM

Best Cities to Open a Brewery

Beer fermenters, kegs, pumps, brewhouse equipment and a great tasting beer are only some of the ingredients in creating a successful brewery. There are plenty of other key factors brewers and brew masters need to be aware of before tapping into the beer business and opening a brewery of their own.

 

We dug deeper into those factors and analyzed data from hundreds of cities across the country to find the best cities to open a brewery. Our analysis includes everything from annual license fees and self-distribution laws to breweries per capita and median income. The list below highlights cities that provide the greatest potential for aspiring brewery owners.

Craft beer’s popularity has skyrocketed throughout the past decade, which means the opportunity is ripe to start a brewery. According to the Brewers Association, the number of craft breweries in the U.S. has grown from just under 1,500 in 2007 to more than 7,000 as of July 2018. Considering those numbers, there’s a good chance that a brewery isn’t too far from where you live, especially if you’re a Coloradoan. Our list of the top 30 cities to open a brewery features five Colorado cities, four of which have at least 6 or more breweries per 50,000 people.

 

It’s interesting to note that large metropolitan cities are scarce on our list. In fact, only five cities on our list have a population of 500,000 or more. Many small cities such as Royal Oak, Michigan; Bend, Oregon and Longmont, Colorado top our list. Speaking of Colorado and Oregon, both states make the most appearances on the top 25 list. There are six cities representing Colorado and four representing Oregon.

 

With a population of less than 100,000 people, the small but densely-populated city of Somerville, Massachusetts tops our list with an overall score of 91.2. The city has the highest percent of 21+ population on the list as well as a low state excise tax on barrels of beer along with one of the lowest brewery license fees in the country.  

 

If craft beer’s popularity continues to grow it will be interesting to see what cities hold onto their rank and what newcomers emerge. 

Methodology

 

To determine our ranking, we looked at census-defined places with at least 50,000 people in the 2017 5-Year U.S. Census’ American Community Survey. We compared these cities across two key categories, “Business Environment” and “Business Costs.” 

 

Within those categories, we measured six different metrics, which are listed below along with their corresponding weights. Each metric was graded on a 100-point scale. Data for metrics with an asterisk (*) were only available on the state level.

 

To determine an overall score, each city’s weighted average was calculated across all metrics.

 

Business Environment - 50 Points

 

  • Percent of population age 21 or over: 12.5 points
  • Number of breweries per 50,000 people: 12.5 points
  • Self-distribution* (If state allows breweries to self-distribute): 12.5 points
  • Median income: 12.5 points

 

Business Costs - 50 Points

 

  • State excise tax per barrel*: 25 points
  • Brewery license cost*: 25 points

 

Why state excise tax was included within rankings: According to the Beer Institute, a national trade association for the American brewing industry, “Taxes are the single most expensive ingredient in beer, costing more than the labor and raw materials combined.” Research has shown that approximately 40 percent of the retail price of beer is dedicated toward covering all applicable taxes. State excise tax was analyzed from the Brewers Association and based on microbreweries that are classified as selling less than 15,000 barrels per year.

 

Outliers: In order to consider oversaturation within the market, cities with more than 10 breweries per capita were calculated as outliers and therefore given a lesser grade.

 

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, Brewers Association, Beer Institute, BreweryDB.com  

 

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May 2019 Trends Report

What has been bringing buyers to Bid on Equipment through the month of May and what are they looking for when they are here?
 

Below are the top ten search terms that have shown the largest increases from BoE search traffic this month.

Bid on Equipment's Top 10 Categories Searched

Restaurant Equipment

Dairy Equipment

Bakery Equipment

Air Compressors

Tanks

Meat Processing

Machine Shop Equipment

Bagging Machines

Conveyor Systems

Freezers and Coolers


The top ten overall categories sold for Bid on Equipment in the last month.

Candy Equipment

Labelers

Tanks

Mixers

Accumulators and Unscramblers

Shrink Equipment

Bakery Equipment

Beverage Equipment

Case Packaging Equipment

Cappers


The top ten overall manufacturer pages for Bid on Equipment in the last month.

IQF

Bridgeport

Sweco

Butcher Boy

Cleaver Brooks

Quadro Comil

Handtmann

Hayssen

Trane

Mueller


The top ten viewed Items in the last month.

Carruthers Advantage Slicer / Dicer

4 Quill Kaps All Inline Bottle Capper - Explosion Proof

Hartness 825 Case-Tray Bottle Packer

Tanazzi Colibri 601 Plastic Tube Filler and Sealer

6 Quill Surekap Inline Bottle Capper with Cap Feed Elevator Sorter

Anhydro BFB30 Fluid Bed Dryer

10 Gallon Sanitary Reactor Vessel with Mixer

11" Dia. X 12'6" L Sanitary Construction Screw Conveyor

Chester Jensen XB-4-OT-2-21 Chiller

Kaps All VOL-32-4 Piston Filler - Stainless Steel

March 2019 Trends Report

What has been bringing buyers to Bid on Equipment through the month of March and what are they looking for when they are here?
 

Below are the top ten search terms that have shown the largest increases from BoE search traffic this month.

Bid on Equipment's Top 10 Overall Categories

Used Bottling Machinery

Shrink Wrapping Equipment

Transfer Conveyor

Capsule Filling Equipment

Stainless Steel Tank

Blister Packing

Used Bakery Mixer

Freeze Tunnels

Used Restaurant Equipment

Used Metal Detectors


The top ten overall categories sold for Bid on Equipment in the last month.

Conveyors

Fillers

Shrink Equipment

Labelers

Mixers

Tamper Evident - Induction Sealers

Tanks

Cappers

Metal Detectors

Food Processing Equipment


The top ten overall manufacturer pages for Bid on Equipment in the last month.

Doboy

Arpac

Handtmann

Safeline

Groen

Waukesha

Carruthers

Packwest

Kaps-All

Sprinkman


The top ten viewed Items in the last month.

1500 Gallon Sprinkman 3 Zone Jacketed Tank

3,000 Gallon Cherry Burrell Jacketed Dairy Silo

100 Gallon Fuxion Twin Action Jacketed Kettle

Hartness 825 Case-Tray Bottle Packer

500 Gallon Lee Jacketed Tank

4 Quill Kaps-All Inline Bottle Capper

Kaps-All VOL-32-4 Piston Filler

Fitzpatrick Screw Fed Hammermill

52" Wide X 18' Long Stainless Steel Accumulation Flo-Thru Table

235 Gallon J.H. Day Imperial 200 Dual Arm Mixer

February 2019 Trends Report

What has been bringing buyers to Bid on Equipment through the month of February and what are they looking for when they are here?
 

Below are the top ten search terms that have shown the largest increases from BoE search traffic this month.

Interest in each of these terms has grown 100% - 1500%!

Reversible Sheeter

Pressure Sensitive Labeler

Hobart Mixer

Twin Shell Blender

Belt Conveyor

Bundler

Gravity and Pressure Filler

Multi Station Tablet Press

Vertical Form Fill Seal

Mixing Kettle


The top ten overall categories for Bid on Equipment in the last month.

Bagging Equipment

Meat Processing Equipment

Stainless Steel Tanks

Fillers

Sifters and Shakers

Cup and Tray Equipment

Shrink Equipment

Capsule Equipment

Labelers

Wrappers


The top ten overall manufacturer pages for Bid on Equipment in the last month.

Shanklin

Fitzpatrick

Doboy

Waukesha

JH Day

Vemag

Perma San

Lantech

Groen

Capsugel


The top ten viewed Items in the last month.

Food Grade Incline Cleated Conveyor

Approx. 55 Cu. Ft. Double Ribbon Blender

Chester Jensen XB-4-OT-2-21 Chiller

RAMSEY AC4000i Autocheck Checkweigher

100 Gallon FUXION Twin Action Kettle

RESINA NRT-20 Cap Retorquer

1,611 Gallon Perma San Tank

Approx. 40 Cu. Ft. Double Ribbon Blender

500 Gallon LEE Jacketed Tank

200 Gallon Single Motion FUXION Jacketed Kettle

January 2019 Trends Report

What has been bringing buyers to Bid on Equipment through the month of January and what are they looking for when they are here?
 

Below are the top ten search terms that have shown the largest increases from Internet search traffic this month.

Interest in each of these terms has grown 100% - 1500%!

Used Restaurant Equipment

Used Dairy Equipment

Used Machine Shop Equipment

Bridgeport Mill for Sale

Used Sheet Metal Brake

Used Chamber Vacuum Sealer

Used Butcher Equipment

Used Packaging Equipment

Bakery Equipment Auction

Used Printing Equipment


The top ten overall categories for Bid on Equipment in the last month.

Restaurant Equipment

Metal Equipment

Machine Shop Equipment

Meat Processing

Bakery Equipment

Air Compressors

Tanks

Dairy Equipment

Conveyor Systems

Commercial Coolers-Freezers


 

The top ten overall Manufacturer Pages for Bid on Equipment in the last month.

Bridgeport

Handtmann

IQF

Rheon

Mueller

Vilter

Multivac

Butcher Boy

Sweco

Urschel


The Top Ten Viewed Items in the Last Month.

Koch Smokehouse

Roast-A-Matic 15 Grain Roaster

ZSK Embroidery Machine

Fisher EZ Control Valve Size 2 with 667 Actuator

Singer 7-31 Harness Leather Sewing Machine

1MW Steam Turbine Generator

Tetra Pak Continuous Ice Cream Freezer

Hunter DSP 9000 Wheel Balancer

Northstar L3666 Freeze Dry Machine

Savage Bros Cooling-Heating Table

December 2018 Trends Report

What has been bringing buyers to Bid on Equipment through the month of December and what are they looking for when they are here?
 

Below are the top ten search terms that have shown the largest increases from Internet search traffic this month.

Interest in each of these terms has grown 100% - 1500%!

Restaurant Equipment for Sale

Used Tanks for Sale

Machine Shop Auctions

Falling Film Evaporator for Sale

Used Sheet Metal Brake

Used Printing Equipment

Used Dairy Equipment

Bakery Equipment for Sale

Used Shop Equipment

Used Packaging Equipment


The top ten overall categories for Bid on Equipment in the last month.

Restaurant Equipment

Conveyor Systems

Machine Shop Equipment

Air Compressors

Bakery Equipment

Dairy Equipment

Tanks

Metal Equipment

Meat Processing Equipment

Commercial Coolers-Freezers


 

The top ten overall Manufacturer Pages for Bid on Equipment in the last month.

Bridgeport

IQF

Sweco

Cretors

Vemag

Multivac

Trane

Rheon

Urschel

Mueller


The Top Ten Viewed Items in the Last Month.

Roast-A-Matic 15 Grain Roaster

Koch Smokehouse

Singer 7-31 Harness Leather Sewing Machine

Coffee Shop Equipment

10,000 Gallon Water Tank

15 HP Weir Warman Centrifugal Slurry Pump

Jack Daniels Whiskey Barrel Bar

Formax F-26 Forming Machine

Harland Sirius MK5 Front and Back Labeler

Buhler Model B Sortex 9000 Sorter

November 2018 Trends Report

What has been bringing buyers to Bid on Equipment through the month of November and what are they looking for when they are here?
 

Below are the top ten search terms that have shown the largest increases from Internet search traffic this month.

Interest in each of these terms has grown 100% - 1500%!

Restaurant Equipment for Sale

Bagging Machine for Sale

Machine Shop Auctions

Used Printing Equipment

Used Tanks for Sale

Used Chamber Vacuum Sealer

Used Metal Brake

Smokehouse for Sale

Used Bakery Equipment

Used Butcher Equipment


The top ten overall categories for Bid on Equipment in the last month.

Tanks

Air Compressors

Conveyor Systems

Bagging Equipment

Meat Processing

Boilers

Dairy Equipment

Mixers

Metal Equipment

Candy Equipment


 

The top ten overall Manufacturer Pages for Bid on Equipment in the last month.

Bridgeport

Torit

Vemag

Waukesha

IQF

Trane

Multivac

Combi

Mueller

Krones


The Top Ten Viewed Items in the Last Month.

Koch Smokehouse

Urschel Diversacut 2110 Dicer

Liquid and Cream Filling Line

Chicago Flatwork Ironer

Pro Spot 14 Inverter Resistance Welder

Baader 600 Separator

IMA Zanasi 40F Capsule Filler

Vemag Robot 500 Stuffer

Superior Tortilla Machine

Multilith 1250 Presses

Most Googled Fast Food Franchises to Open

When it comes to the American dream, owning a small business is arguably at the top of the list.

 

For those who want the autonomy of owning their own business with the safety and security of a large, well-recognized brand, buying a franchise may be the best solution. Sure, you’ll still need to have the proper amount of finances to cover start-up costs like restaurant equipment, business permits, and initial inventory, but once you’re off the ground, you’ll have the corporate support from the brand as well as a dedicated customer base built in.

 

We wanted to take a look at franchising opportunities around the country. Specifically, we wanted to know where where aspiring entrepreneurs were interested in opening fast food franchises as well as what type of franchise they wanted to open.

 

To get a sense of this, we took a look at Google search volume trends that were specifically based on searches for franchising opportunities in every state. After analyzing hundreds of different search phrases, here’s what we found.

 

 

Fast Food Nation

 

Depending on where we live, we all have our allegiances to our favorite regional fast food joints (Dunkin’ Donuts in the northeast and Chick-Fil-A in the south)—but which franchises are the most popular to open in each state?

 

Per Google search volume data, Chick-Fil-A is the most popular fast food franchise to open nationally, and we found that it is also the most popular in the southeast, which includes Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Ohio and Pennsylvania.

 

According to Google, the second most popular franchise to open in the country is Dunkin’ Donuts. The franchise is specifically the most popular to open in Illinois, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Delaware. Coming in third place for the most popular food franchises to open nationally is Subway, which is also the most popular food franchise to open in Minnesota and New Mexico.

 

Little Caesars is also a popular franchise choice around the country with Nevada, Utah, Arizona and Kentucky opening them the most. Jimmy John’s—the quick and fresh sandwich shop—is the franchise of choice for Washington, Wisconsin, Missouri, Indiana and Michigan while Montana, South Dakota and Nebraska have been opening up several Burger Kings in their states.

 

Surprisingly, the fast food kings, McDonald’s, is only the most popular to open in California and Massachusetts, and fast food giant Taco Bell only reigned supreme in Oregon and North Dakota. “Finger lickin’” KFC was only the most popular in Alaska, Idaho and Maine, and just two states were big franchisers of the southern favorite, Waffle House: Iowa and West Virginia. Interestingly, Waffle House does not offer franchise opportunities, but it looks like Iowans and West Virginians are hoping that changes.

 

Looking at the fast food franchise map, you can see some interesting patterns. First, Chick-Fil-A is clearly dominating in the southeast portion of the country. Dunkin’ Donuts, an east coast mainstay, has a hold of a lot of the northeast, and Little Caesars has solid footing in the southwest.

 

Most Popular Fast Food Franchises Ranked by Cost to Start

 

Even though you’ll get plenty of corporate support and have a healthy customer base that has good brand recognition from the beginning, starting a fast food franchise can be costly—and it’s not guaranteed to work. We wanted to know exactly how much the start-up costs would be for the most popular fast food franchises and what the failure rates were for each.

 

The lowest start-up costs in our list of the most popular franchises was Subway, with start-ups costing between $89,000 and $328,700. In order to start a franchise with Subway, you must have $80,000 in liquid assets with a net worth of $30,000. Subway may have had the lowest start-up costs, but the failure rate was considerably higher than the rest of the restaurants, coming in at a staggering 23%. The second lowest on our list was Chick-Fil-A, which has start-up costs that range between $265,265 and $2.2 million, which is considerably more than Subway. However, the required liquid assets for Chick-Fil-A were only $5,000 and the failure rate for Chick-Fil-A franchises is only 5%.

 

At the top of our list was KFC, which has start-up costs between $1.4 million and $2.7 million with required liquid assets of $750,000 and a required net worth of $1.5 million, according to company data. Even after all that money spent, KFC had one of the higher failure rates on our list, coming in at 13%. And just below KFC was Qdoba, which costs anywhere from a whopping $936,000 to $2.2 million to start a franchise. The required liquid assets for the fast-casual Mexican chain are $738,000 with a required net worth of $2 million. On the upside, the failure rate was one of the lowest on our list at only 2%.

 

So, from our list, which franchises are the riskiest to take on? We gathered that the highest failure rate was Subway at 23% and the lowest failure rates were Whataburger and Taco Bell, with a roughly 0% failure rate, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration.

September 2018 Trends Report

What has been bringing buyers to Bid on Equipment through the month of September and what are they looking for when they are here?
 

Below are the top ten search terms that have shown the largest increases from Internet search traffic this month.

Interest in each of these terms has grown 100% - 1500%!

Restaurant Equipment for Sale

Used Tortilla Machine for Sale

Machine Shop Equipment

Milling Machine for Sale

Bakery Equipment Auction

Used Printing Equipment

Used Dairy Equipment

Used Commercial Freezer

Used Chamber Vacuum Sealer

Used Commercial Oven for Sale


The top ten overall categories for Bid on Equipment in the last month.

Restaurant Equipment

Air Compressors

Machine Shop Equipment

Conveyor Systems

Commercial Coolers-Freezers

Metal Equipment

Bakery Equipment

Tanks

Dairy Equipment

Meat Processing Equipment


 

The top ten overall Manufacturer Pages for Bid on Equipment in the last month.

Bridgeport

Vemag

Sweco

Urschel

IQF

Torit

Trane

Goring Kerr

Mueller

Bakers Pride