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Restaurateur of the Quarter

Quarterly recognition to Restaurant Realty Restaurateurs.

Mercedes Raffulls and Jasmine Lymon of The Pan Restaurants in Southern California

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The Pan is a Gardena based restaurant that was founded in March 2012. The idea for a restaurant specializing in comfort food, made from scratch, came from owners and founders Mercedes Raffulls and Jasmine Lymon. Mercedes was working as a general manager for the Lighting division of General Electric, as well as, an Environmental Health [...]

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William Franzblau, Deb and Jessica Fisher Of Two Seven Eight, CJ’s Lounge and Lincoln House – Restaurateurs of the Quarter

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William Franzblau, Deb and Jessica Fisher of  Two Seven Eight, CJ’s Lounge and Lincoln House - Restaurateurs of the Quarter. Bill and his partners Deb and Jessica Fisher form a dynamic team in operating successful food and beverage venues. Bill has a unique background as an attorney, and has over twenty years of experience as in-house [...]

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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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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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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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