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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

2024 Corporate Video


SOLD – Coldwater Brewery & Grill, South Lake Tahoe

JUST SOLD Coldwater Brewery & Grill South Lake Tahoe Keith Simpson of Restaurant Realty Company is proud to announce the sale of the Coldwater Brewery & Grill, a thriving business in Lake Tahoe Debbie Brown has been the force behind the success of Coldwater Brewery & Grill in South Lake Tahoe since 2014. After two decades [...]

SOLD – 2053 Broadway, Redwood City

JUST SOLD 2053 Broadway Redwood City Congratulations to Sarika Batra and Momo Farouq on their acquisition of the fully built out restaurant at 2053 Broadway in Redwood City, California! We at Restaurant Realty Company are thrilled to witness the expansion of their culinary endeavors as they bring their renowned Pizzeria Cardamomo from the picturesque shores of [...]

SOLD – Napoli Pizzeria & Italian Food, Vallejo

JUST SOLD Napoli Pizzeria & Italian Food Vallejo Steve Zimmerman had the opportunity of recently selling Napoli Pizzeria & Italian Food in Vallejo and represented both the sellers Antonio Guerrera Jr., the managing partner and his brothers Chris, Michael and Daniel as well as representing the buyer, Steve Fagalde. Antonio Guerrera Senior bought the business in [...]

SOLD – Speisekammer Restaurant & Bar + Real Estate, Alameda

JUST SOLD Speisekammer Restaurant & Bar + Real Estate, Alameda Steve Zimmerman, RRC’s principal broker has recently sold the Speisekammer Restaurant and Bar including the real estate in Alameda. A Triple Play Steve has had the opportunity of working with the sellers, Peter and Cindy Kahl, in completing three transactions with them over the past twenty-two [...]