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Frank Klein of FK Restaurants and Asian Box- Restaurateur of the Quarter

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For the last two decades Frank Klein and FK Restaurants and Hospitality has created award-winning, thriving concepts and has revitalized and grown businesses for other savvy restaurateurs.  FK Restaurants and Hospitality is a boutique consulting firm specializing in strategic visions for the food service industry. Frank has owned and operated highly successful fine dining restaurants, fast casual chains, corporate foodservice entities and concessions on National Park Service lands. Consulting clients include Michelin-rated restaurants and chefs and multi-unit operators, as well as stand-alone facilities. Corporate clients include The McDonald’s Corporation, Hilton Worldwide, Stanford University, and the Starwood Resorts. In addition FK Restaurants was instrumental in monumental gains made by the District of Colombia Public Schools in creating healthier options for their school lunch program. Asian Box, a healthy fast casual restaurant chain he co-founded currently has five stores with five more in the works and goal is to create a more healthful yet massively flavorful and authentic Vietnamese food experience.

Restaurant Realty had the pleasure of completing 4 transactions with Frank. We sold First Crush Restaurant in San Francisco which was one of California’s first premier wine bars with a massive all-California wine list serving small plates and numerous wine flights. We next sold Fish and Farm in San Francisco which specialized in fresh, local, sustainable seafood and artisan meat and produce with award winning cuisine and wine list. We then sold 565 Bryant in Palo Alto which was a kosher barbecue restaurant and most recently we sold the Palo Alto Breakfast House to Frank. It’s been a real pleasure working with Frank who is a true professional and we extend best wishes to him for continued success in all of his future endeavors.

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Steven Zimmerman, CBI, M&AMI, CBB, FIBBA

Steve is the Founder, Principal Broker and Chief Executive Officer of Restaurant Realty Company. Steve has personally sold/leased over 1000 restaurant, bar or club businesses, sold many commercial buildings and completed over 4,000 restaurant 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