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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:

Restaurant Realty Company has Sold and/or Leased Over 150 Restaurant, Bar and/or Related Commercial Buildings During Covid

By in 2021 - Volume 23

How has Restaurant Realty been so successful in completing over 150 transactions during such a challenging period for the industry? There are many reasons which include as follows: 1) Most of our agents and brokers are former restaurant owners and/or managers and understand how to relate to our seller clients having been in their role. [...]

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What is the Outlook for the California Restaurant and Bar Industry After the Pandemic

By in 2021 - Volume 23

Overview.The restaurant business has picked up recently as a result of the cautious optimism felt throughout the country regarding the vaccine being implemented and the country opening up.  California is officially targeted to open June 15 short of any pandemic setbacks.  This potentially means that there will be more lenient restrictions regarding the percentage of [...]

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RECORD YEAR: Closed 84 Deals in 2019

By in 2020 - Volume 22

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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Food and Beverage Businesses that have SOLD in 2019

By in In The News

Food and Beverage Businesses that have SOLD in 2019 The landscape for selling restaurants, bars and clubs continues to become more challenging in California due to the high costs of doing business in the state. Spiraling minimum wage and other payroll costs, the continued rise of occupancy costs and other operating costs including utilities, insurance, food [...]

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

By in Restaurant Rap

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,, San Francisco Chronicle,, Modern Restaurant Management,, and various other articles I read on [...]

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