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Join restaurant industry veteran Steve Zimmerman, Principal Broker and Founder of Restaurant Realty in a 1-on-1 fireside chat with restaurant owners, managers,investors and high profile industry clientele sharing their restaurant deal making experiences, success stories, challenges, and more.


Steve Zimmerman of Restaurant Realty Company was recently featured on Episode 62 of The Bite Goes On Podcast. Sondra Bernstein, owner of “the girl & the fig” restaurant in Sonoma, hosts this weekly podcast along with her friend Brian Casey, Sommelier at The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn and veteran of the hospitality industry for over 30 years.

Thank you Roman Polnar for a wonderful interview with the ‘Food for Thought ‘podcast, a program of Hebrew Free Loan in San Francisco. Titled “Lessons from a Restaurant Pioneer,” Steve Zimmerman shares his experiences with Zim’s Restaurants, one of the largest privately-owned restaurant chains in the Bay Area for many years. And about the founding of Restaurant Realty Company!


Over the years, Steve Zimmerman has delivered Restaurant Realty Company-led Webinars tailored for the California Association of Business Brokers (CABB) as part of their CABBinar series and the International Association of Business Brokers (IBBA). Most recently, Steve has participated in numerous podcasts and webinars for Covid-19. Below are just a sample!

CABBinar “Key Elements for Building a Sustainable Business Brokerage Practice”
January 2021

SBDC NoCal Webinar – July 2020
“How to Buy and Sell A Restaurant”

SBDC Webinar – June 2020
Restaurant & Retail Lease
Negotiations during COVID 19

IBBA Webinar – May 2020
Selling Essential and Non Essential Businesses

CABB Webinar
Best Practices for Analyzing and Handling Leases in Business Brokerage Transactions7/28/16
Selling Your Restaurant: What You Need to Know to Attract Serious Buyers & Get Top Price


SOLD – La Comida Mexican Restaurant, Chico

JUST SOLD La Comida Mexican Restaurant Chico / Butte County Founded by Michael Pavis, La Comida opened its doors in Chico on February 15, 1968. Prior to opening La Comida, Michael Pavis was the manager of a restaurant called Senor Campos. After only a few months, Mike had purchased the restaurant and changed the name. Michael [...]

LEASED – Lotus Garden Restaurant, San Bernardino

JUST LEASED LOTUS GARDEN RESTAURANT San Bernardino Restaurant Realty leased Lotus Garden Restaurant located at 111 E. Hospitality Lane in San Bernardino The Wang family, the landlord operated a Chinese restaurant at 111 E. Hospitality Lane, San Bernardino for over 40 years, closing in March 2020 due to Covid. The building is 8,000 square feet [...]

SOLD – The Daily Pint, Santa Monica, CA

JUST SOLD THE DAILY PINT Santa Monica / Los Angeles County Restaurant Realty sold The Daily Pint, one of the best bars in Santa Monica, located at 2310 Pico Blvd, on June 16, 2022! We represented both the seller and buyer. Restaurant Realty who represented both the seller and buyer sold The Daily Pint at 2310 [...]

SOLD – Rusty’s Bar & Grill of Livermore, CA

JUST SOLD Rusty’s Bar & Grill Sons of Liberty Alehouse coming soon to Downtown Livermore, CA Restaurant Realty recently sold the Rusty’s Bar and Grill in Downtown Livermore. RRC agent Jim Pate represented both the buyer and seller in this transaction. Rusty and his wife Michele have sold the Rusty’s Bar & Grill in Downtown [...]