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Altamir Souza Of North Beach Pizza

By in 2001 - Volume 3

Al Souza, a native of Brazil, started his restaurant career in 1976 when he purchased a small pizza shop in San Francisco called California Pizza. After earning his degree in computer science from University of San Francisco he sold this shop in 1980 and worked for Church’s Fried Chicken for 2 years as a manager, and for Wendy’s as a supervisor where he learned professional restaurant systems.

In 1982 he opened the original North Beach Pizza at 1499 Grant Avenue, San Francisco, emphasizing a menu with a strong price value orientation with a fast and reliable computerized delivery service that he developed reaching hundreds of major businesses throughout the city. This store was so successful that he opened his second store one block away in 1986. Subsequently he opened three other San Francisco locations and has a new location currently under construction on Pier 39. He also has locations in Berkeley and in San Mateo. Al is a recognized Bay Area business leader of the Brazilian community and has helped numerous former employees and Brazilians start successful businesses throughout the bay area.

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Steve is the Founder, Principal Broker and Chief Executive Officer of Restaurant Realty Company. Steve has personally sold/leased over 1,000 restaurant, bar and/or nightclub businesses and many related commercial buildings totaling 2+ million square feet of commercial space, collaborated with over 2,000 clients and completed over 3,000 valuations since 1996.His real estate experience also includes sales, acquisitions, management and ownership of numerous properties throughout California including restaurants, hotels, apartment buildings, single family houses, an office building and a multi-use retail building. Steve is also the author of Restaurant Dealmaker – An Insider’s Trade Secrets for Buying a Restaurant, Bar or Club available on Amazon. Prior to starting Restaurant Realty Company Steve had over 20 years of restaurant experience and was President and Chief Executive officer of Zim’s Restaurants, which was one of the largest privately owned restaurant chains in the San Francisco Bay Area. READ FULL BIO | HIRE EXPERT WITNESS - LEARN MORE