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Restaurant Rap

RestaurantRap Bay Area is written by Steven D. Zimmerman of Restaurant Realty Company to provide the Latest News on What’s Happening at Restaurant Realty Company as well as articles relating the to restaurant transaction process and information regarding restaurateurs. Restaurant Rap Bay Area contains three major sections:

RECORD YEAR: Closed 84 Deals in 2019

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As a result of our state-of-the-art marketing system and expanded team, Restaurant Realty has closed more deals in 2019 than any prior year in our 23-year history. This past year we have closed deals in the following 47 cities: 16 Southern California Cities: Laguna Niguel, Los Angeles (7 deals), Pasadena (2), Long Beach (2), Santa [...]

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Basic Requirements for a Good Restaurant, Bar Or Club Business Purchase

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The basic requirements for a good restaurant, bar or club business purchase are detailed below and include the following:  1)  a long term lease with a strong tenant landlord relationship, 2) purchasing the business at a reasonable price and not overpaying for the business, 3) choosing a strong location, and 4) locating in a market [...]

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The 2019 Economic Outlook for the Restaurant Industry in California’s Major Geographic Regions

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This article is a result of my experience selling and overseeing the sale over 1,000 restaurants throughout California as well as the research I have completed. My research includes the review of many publications and websites including Nations Restaurant News, upserve.com, San Francisco Chronicle, fooddive.com, Modern Restaurant Management, restaurantbusinessonline.com, foodandwine.com and various other articles I read on [...]

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Restaurant Realty Uses Cutting Edge Marketing Programs to Provide Outstanding Results

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Restaurant Realty Uses Cutting Edge Marketing Programs to Provide Outstanding Results With over 150 combined years of real estate and restaurant ownership/management experience, Restaurant Realty Company’s staff of competent agents and brokers throughout the state have led our company to become the premier restaurant brokerage in California. We maintain the largest inventory of restaurants, bars, […]

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Reasons Why Baby Boomers Should Sell or Buy a Restaurant

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For over 20 years, Restaurant Realty Company has SOLD over 1,000 restaurants, bars and clubs. Most of our agents and brokers are former restaurant operators, managers, owners or sellers of hospitality industry properties and have extensive experience in selling restaurants/bars. We are true specialists as our sole niche is successful representation and sales of restaurants, [...]

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Red Flags to Look for in Reviewing a Lease and Dealing With the Landlord’s Gotchas Along with Suggested Solutions

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For over 22 years, Restaurant Realty Company’s agents and brokers have been involved with thousands of restaurant, bar, night club and related commercial building leases and the majority of these agents and brokers have owned a restaurant and/or managed one. There can be several potential sections in a lease that you need to be aware […]

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What is the Economic Outlook for the Restaurant Industry in California in 2018

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After reading various restaurant publications, articles and economic forecast reports discussing the state of the restaurant industry, I created an executive summary that distills relevant information for those looking for a 2018-focused economic outlook for the restaurant industry in California. General economic facts In high occupancy cost areas such as the San Francisco Bay area, including […]

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