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2017 – Volume 19

KOJI KANEMATSU OF ONIGILLY – RESTAURATEUR OF THE QUARTER

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KOJI KANEMATSU OF ONIGILLY – RESTAURATEUR OF THE QUARTER When Koji, founder of ONIGILLY, first came to the US in 2006, he was surprised that despite the abundance of sushi restaurants he couldn’t find his favorite Japanese food, onigiri (rice balls). A fast food staple with over 2,300 years of history, onigiri is more frequently eaten than sushi in Japan. […]

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Why You Need to Work with a RESTAURANT DEALMAKER to BUY or SELL a Restaurant, Bar, Club or Related Commercial Building.

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Why You Need to Work with a RESTAURANT DEALMAKERto BUY or SELL a Restaurant, Bar, Club or Related Commercial Building. Restaurant Realty Company’s (“RRC”) agents and brokers have extensive experience in selling restaurant, bar or club properties. Many are former restaurant operators, managers, owners or sellers of hospitality industry properties. RRC agents and brokers are […]

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How the Landlord Makes or Breaks the Deal and the Requirements for a Good Tenants Lease

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 How the Landlord Makes or Breaks the Deal and the Requirements for a Good Tenants Lease I have found over the years that the biggest obstacle in getting a deal done is the landlord.  The landlord either makes the sale and/or lease of the business possible or prevents the transaction from moving forward.  In recent years after […]

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Martin Cate of Smuggler’s Cove, One of the World’s Top Bars-Restaurateur of the Quarter.

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Restaurant Realty had the pleasure of selling Martin Cate the Jade Bar on Gough Street in San Francisco which he successfully converted into Smuggler’s Cove several years ago.  Martin was recently awarded the James Beard Foundation Award for the Best Beverage Book for 2017. Martin is a rum and exotic cocktail expert. Smuggler’s Cove features […]

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Matthew and Terces Engelhart of Cafe Gratitude and Gracias Madre, Restaurateurs of the Quarter

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                  Restaurant Realty has had the privilege of completing six separate Cafe Gratitude transactions ( Berkeley – 2 transactions, San Rafael – 2 transactions and San Francisco – 2 transactions) over the past approximate 10 years. The spirit of gratitude and appreciation for the abundance of life […]

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Restaurant Realty Launches Its New State Of The Art Website

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RESTAURANT REALTY LAUNCHES ITS NEW STATE OF THE ART WEBSITE   Restaurant Realty Company is proud to unveil new cutting-edge, dynamic website raising the profile of our listings and organization’s brand. Some of the new features include: (a) Searching listings by more specific business types and a broader choice of geographical areas; (b) Viewing agent/broker individual listings;  (c) Accessibility […]

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Why Are So Many Quick-Service Restaurants Being Sold?

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Why Are So Many Quick-Service Restaurants Being Sold By Kevin Hardy featured in QSR Magazine April 2017 In California, skyrocketing real estate costs and rising labor rates have put a pinch on restaurateurs looking to sell, says broker Steve Zimmerman, president, CEO, and principal broker of Restaurant Realty Company. “In high rent areas, either in northern or […]

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Juan Romo, a Strong Hands-On San Francisco Bay Area Chain Operator

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Juan Romo was born in Jalisco, Mexico and came to this country when he was six years old.  He started working in the restaurant business when he was fourteen and opened his first restaurant when he was twenty three and has owned fourteen restaurants, bars and clubs throughout his career. Currently Juan owns and operates the following […]

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The Market for Buying and Selling Restaurants, Bars and Clubs for 2017

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2017 is starting out to be another busy year for Restaurant Realty.  We are seeing more activity from sellers who are in high rent and high wage increase areas as sellers are finding they can’t increase their menu prices to offset their increased costs so consequently profit margins are being reduced and/or eliminated. Additionally we are […]

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