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

By in 2017 - Volume 19


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 well known restaurants in the SF Bay Area:  La Mission Mexican Grill, Berkeley, Casa Latina Bakery, Berkeley, Talavera Mexican Grill, Berkeley, Tacos Club, San Francisco, Monte-Cristo Taqueria, Berkeley, The Castro Republic, San Francisco, T-REX Smokehouse and Bar, Berkeley and La Capilla which just opened. Juan’s philosophy in life is that is more important to give rather then to take. Juan is a positive, passionate person who always strives to give opportunities to people and especially to his employees. He has sold some of his past restaurants on a preferred basis to his dedicated hard working employees to show his appreciation to them for their hard work and strong results.  Juan certainly walks his talk in upholding his philosophy.
Restaurant Realty had the pleasure of recently selling to Juan–T-Rex in Berkeley and The Castro Republic in San Francisco and we wish Juan continued success in all his future endeavors.

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About The Author
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 1,000 restaurant, bar and/or nightclub businesses and many related commercial buildings totaling 2+ million square feet of commercial space, collaborated with over 2,000 clients and completed over 3,000 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