Mentone KFC sells for over $5.6 million amid heated investor interest

Mentone KFC sells for over $5.6 million amid heated investor interest
Mentone KFC sells for over $5.6 million amid heated investor interest

A local investor has snapped up a KFC in Mentone, southeast of the Melbourne CBD, for over $5.6 million amid a heated international contest.

The premium 2,360 sqm commercial site at 157-159 Nepean Highway saw more than 230 enquiries and 17 offers from local and international investors during its expressions of interest campaign.

The sale, through Savills agents Benson Zhou, Julian Heatherich, and Yvonne Zhou, exceeded the $5 million price expectation.

“The level of interest in the property and attraction to the KFC brand caused the whole agency team to spend late nights and weekends answering enquiries,” said Mr Zhou.  

“Our expressions of interest campaign was especially strong, and the property received over 90,000 views on realcommercial.com.au.” 

Mr Zhou said investors were also attracted to the security, scarcity, and prominence of the KFC investment. 

“KFCs really don’t come up for sale very often,” he noted. “The last comparable sale of a KFC was in 2016 in Altona North.” 

The 157-159 Nepean Highway KFC has invaluable vehicle access onto two of Melbourne’s busiest roads--- Lower Dandendong Road and Nepean Highway. 57,000 cars are estimated to pass the site daily. 

The site currently provides an income stream of $262,836 and is leased on a 12-year term with options to extend until 2043. 

KFC has been operating at the property since 2000. It was refurbished in 2013.

Joel Robinson

Joel Robinson

Joel Robinson is a property journalist based in Sydney. Joel has been writing about the residential real estate market for the last five years, specializing in market trends and the economics and finance behind buying and selling real estate.

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