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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


LEASED – Point Richmond’s Historic Hotel Mac’s Restaurant & Bar will Reopen in 2024

JUST LEASED HOTEL MAC's Restaurant & Bar Point Richmond, CA Andy Mirabell of Restaurant Realty successfully leased Point Richmond's Historic Hotel Mac's Restaurant & Bar.  Steve Zimmerman originally sold the same very restaurant back in 2013! {{ vc_btn: title=SEE+RRC+Hotel+Properties+with+Restaurants+%26amp%3B+Bars+%28SOLD+%26amp%3B+ACTIVE%29&style=gradient-custom&gradient_custom_color_1=%231e73be&gradient_custom_color_2=%2319b5c6&shape=square&size=lg&align=center& }} The quint community of Point Richmond is nestled just between the Richmond San Rafael Bridge [...]

SOLD – The Green Door, Napa, CA

JUST SOLD Green Door + REAL ESTATE Napa, CA Patrick Totah of Restaurant Realty Company just completed the sale of Green Door with Real Estate in Napa, CA.  Greg Medow, the owner of infamous Flanahan’s Pub in San Francisco’s Outer Sunset neighborhood is the newest proprietor of Napa Valley’s iconic dive bar. Green Door has been [...]

SOLD – The Flower Farm Café, Loomis

JUST SOLD FLOWER FARM CAFE Loomis / Sacramento Restaurant Realty recently sold The Flower Farm Cafe in Loomis, CA! We represented both the seller and buyer. John & Annie Bowler, along with their children, purchased the Flower Farm in Loomis in 2004. They renovated the farmhouse, added guest cottages and converted the barn into a facility [...]

SOLD – Golden Bagel Cafe, Napa, California

JUST SOLD Golden Bagel Cafe Napa Restaurant Realty sold Golden Bagel Cafe located in Napa in October 2022! Jim Pate represented both the seller and buyer. Daniel Morris, the owner of the Golden Bagel Cafe, contacted Restaurant Realty Company and agent Jim Pate in early 2022 to value the business and pursue a buyer. Jim represented [...]