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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.

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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 – The Restaurant at the Dry Creek Inn – Healdsburg

JUST LEASED The Restaurant at the Dry Creek Inn Healdsburg / Sonoma County Andy Mirabell of Restaurant Realty Company is proud to announce the lease of The Restaurant at the Dry Creek Inn – Healdsburg in Sonoma County. In 2023, the owners of the Best Western Dry Creek Inn reached out to Restaurant Realty company [...]

SOLD – Paris Bakery & Cafe, Monterey

JUST SOLD Paris Bakery + Wholesale Kitchen/Retail Shop Monterey Keith Simpson of Restaurant Realty Company is proud to announce the sale of the Paris Bakery, a 2,500 sq ft town center retail and café location in Monterey and an 8,500 sq ft wholesale Bakery kitchen with retail shop located in Seaside Master Baker, Jackie Jegat, the [...]

SOLD – Arties Countrywood Lounge, Walnut Creek

JUST SOLD ARTIES COUNTRYWOOD LOUNGE Walnut Creek Steve Zimmerman and Patrick Totah of Restaurant Realty Company are proud to announce the sale of the Arties Countrywood Lounge, a fixture in Walnut Creek’s Countrywood Shopping Center for over 40 years RRC has had the pleasure of completing five (5) other past transactions with Greg Medow, the buyer [...]

SOLD – Pizza Factory

JUST SOLD PIZZA FACTORY Slice of Success: Quattro Franchise Group Acquires Pizza Factory in Prather, CA. Giancarlo DiTullio of Restaurant Realty Company is proud to announce the sale! In a move that marks the beginning of an exciting chapter for both the local community and the renowned Pizza Factory brand, Daniel Burkume has successfully passed the [...]