Just wondering what those of you who own a coffee shop business consider a successful monthly bottom line? Case-in-point, I own an espresso drive thru and do pretty good averaging about 12k gross per month. Net on the other hand is a different story. My wife and I own a shop right outside of the Armies biggest stateside post, Fort Hood, TX. I am currently deployed to Iraq for the last and final time, I hit 20 years in August and upon my return in October of this year, I plan to retire and take on the shop full time. I have a few plans which are going to make sure we offer a service that no one I know of has yet to offer in my area, so I KNOW we will be successful. Not wanting to get too much into personal business, but on average, with all things considered what percentage of the gross should I expect to see as profit from what I have stated as an average gross? We own everything outright and only have the monthly lease to worry about as far as major expenses go. I already know payroll will go down once I return. I shop exclusively from Texas Coffee Traders out of Austin for my coffee beans, and I am very pleased with the product, we can get in the truck and go down and pick up supplies whenever we want which is a plus. Smoothie mixes come from Dr. Smoothie via UPS, same with Otis Spunkmier products. We make all of our shaved ice and some espresso flavors with simple syrup and…? (can’t say who because my competition might be reading). There are a few more vendors we deal with as well for cups etc. Thanks in advance for your replies.