As a result of our state-of-the-art marketing system and expanded team, Restaurant Realty has closed more deals in 2019 than any prior year in our 23-year history.
This past year we have closed deals in the following 47 cities:
16 Southern California Cities:
Laguna Niguel, Los Angeles (7 deals), Pasadena (2), Long Beach (2), Santa Barbara, Lake Elsinore, Encino, Rancho Santa Margarita, Yorba Linda, Santa Monica, Riverside, Cypress, West Covina, San Diego, Marina Del Rey, Gardena
31 Northern California Cities:
San Francisco (16 deals), Santa Cruz, Redding (2), Fort Bragg, Oakland (3), Concord (2), Livermore, Berkeley (3), Sacramento (2), Nevada City, Truckee, San Anselmo, Walnut Creek, Brentwood, Albany, Placerville, Lake Tahoe, South Lake Tahoe, Shasta, Red Bluff, Orinda, Redwood City (3), Campbell, Fairfield, Sunnyvale, Arnold, Greenbrae, Guerneville, Clayton, Gilroy, Los Gatos
We sold 3 small scale chains:
- Saffron – a 3-unit upscale Indian fast food chain in downtown Los Angeles,
- Stack’s – a 2-unit high volume breakfast & Lunch business in Silicon Valley in Campbell and Redwood City, and,
- Elephant Sushi – a 3-unit sushi business with 2 units in San Francisco and 1 unit in Oakland.
We additionally sold 4 businesses including the real estate:
- Purple Rose Restaurant & Bar in Fort Bragg,
- Sweetie Pies in Placerville,
- Snow Show Brewing Company in Arnold, and,
- Kountry Folks Home Style Restaurant in Riverside.
RESTAURANT REALTY’S EXPANDED TEAM
In the past eighteen months, we added 10 new agents and brokers throughout the state. This has given us the ability to more effectively service the state. Our new agents and brokers have either owned, managed and/or worked in restaurants and most have had either residential and/or commercial real estate sales experience. This past experience enables them to more effectively interact with restaurant owners as they have empathy in understanding the challenges of running a business in today’s very challenging environment. Additionally, we added a new staff person titled Buyer Coordinator who backs up our Buyer Manager to more effectively screen buyers and get them the requested listing information once it is determined that they are operationally and financially qualified. Our team of agents and brokers collectively have over 320 years of real estate experience.
RESTAURANT REALTY’S CUTTING-EDGE MARKETING PROGRAM
We have implemented the following new marketing tactics this past year:
- RRC VIDEO – Please visit our newly launched YouTube Channel to see our new RRC Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vcIrk-v6JA which highlights founder Steve Zimmerman and our staff regarding the exceptional service and support we provide our clients as well as testimonials from recent past clients. This video appears on our website, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn and Twitter.
- NEW WEBINAR – We added a new webinar to our webinar library in June 2019 titled Use of Restaurant Sales in Selling Other Types of Businesses which can be viewed at the following link: https://www.restaurantrealty.com/webinars/
- NEW PODCAST – We just completed our first podcast on The Principles of Buying and Selling Restaurants which can be viewed at our website.
We have continued the following marketing programs which have proven to generate successful results.
- E-NEWSLETTERS SENT WEEKLY TO OVER 60,000 BUYERS – Every other week we send out an e-newsletter with our new, price reduced and featured listings throughout the state and the weeks in between we send out another e-newsletter which features some listings, discusses a recent done deal, features a new agent and/or other noteworthy event at RRC. We have a high Open Rate and Click Rate supporting our successful marketing mix.
- RESTAURANT RAP AND RESTAURATEUR OF THE QUARTER IS PUBLISHED QUARTERLY – We publish Restaurant Rap, our quarterly newsletter, which discusses important items relative to buying and selling restaurants, bars, clubs and related commercial buildings. Please see the following link which showcases our close to 100 Restaurant Rap articles. https://www.restaurantrealty.com/restaurant-rap/In conjunction with this we feature a Restaurateur of the Quarter who is a prominent client that we have worked with that has been either a buyer or seller on a completed transaction. Please see the following link which showcases our over 75 Restaurateurs of the Quarter.
- PARTICIPATION IN CONFERENCES AS SPONSORS AND/OR EXHIBITORS – We participate as a sponsor, exhibitor and speaker at the Golden Gate Restaurant Association Conference in San Francisco and as an exhibitor at the Western Regional Foodservice Conference at the Los Angeles Convention Center (in 2020 it will be at the Anaheim Convention Center where we will be participating as an exhibitor again). Additionally, Steve Zimmerman, the company’s owner and principal broker teaches courses and conducts workshops at the California Association of Business Broker events as well as teaches the Restaurant Sales, Valuation and Lease Analysis course at the International Association of Business Broker events as well as conducts workshops at the above events.
- TARGETED EMAIL MARKETING CAMPAIGNS – We send out when a listing is not getting enough activity a targeted e-newsletter to a customized data base we prepare from our general data base to match specific buyers and sellers in our data base with the criteria of the particular business we’re marketing.
- RESTAURANTREALTY.COM – We are continually upgrading our website to make it easier for sellers and buyer to maneuver on the site. As well, we constantly are updating and curating content to make our site more engaging and interesting to encourage users to come use the site more often. You can easily find us on all major search engines including Google, Bing, Yahoo and more. Lastly, we make a major financial commitment to maintain top positions on these major search engines so buyers can easily be directed to our listings.
- INTERNET MARKETING– Our clients business profiles are listed on 12 partner platforms for businesses and real estate for sale, including:
- BizBuySell – https://www.bizbuysell.com/business-broker/steven-d-zimmerman-cbb-mandami-cbi-fibba/restaurant-realty-company/422/
- BizBen – https://www.bizben.com/business-brokers/steve-zimmerman-restaurant-realty-company-20029.php?limit=20&offset=200&orderBy=
- BizQuest – https://www.bizquest.com/business-broker/restaurant-realty-company/steven-d-zimmerman-cbb-mandami-cbi-fibba/BW1369/
- Restaurants For Sale Online – https://www.restaurants-for-sale.com/
- BusinessesForSale – https://us.businessesforsale.com/
- Business For Sale Exchange – https://www.businessforsaleexchange.com/
- BusinessMart – https://BusinessMart.com
- BuyBusiness – https://www.buybusiness.com/
- BusinessBroker – https://www.businessbroker.net/
- GlobalBX – http://www.globalbx.com/
- LoopNet loop https://www.loopnet.com/
- Business For Sale Network- https://usa.businessforsale.com/
- SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING– Being active in the social media world is very important in today’s business transaction environment. It is a vital business networking tool when marketing businesses. Over 11,000 restauranteurs have connected with us on LinkedIn. With over 11,000 fans on Facebook and countless followers on Instagram, Twitter and now YouTube, and active Pay-Per-Click advertising campaigns reaching hundreds of thousands of interested buyers, we offer a solid digital marketing campaign to compliment the sale of restaurants, bars, clubs and related commercial buildings.
- SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMIZATION (SEO)– Restaurant Realty invests heavily in both onsite website optimization and off-site search engine optimization ensuring that both active listings, our services and brand are front and center for potential buyers (and sellers). We believe that good SEO helps bring buyers organically to our website and has greatly helped support Restaurant Realty being a strong market leader. The backend of our website has a robust SEO engine assisting the promotion and sales our listings and promoting our articles, news and thought leadership.
- SPECIALIZED MARKETING– We frequently develop specialized marketing campaigns which allow us to contact potential buyers online, via social media, via print media, direct mail, email and phone. At times we do specialized mailings to potential buyers throughout California, targeted direct email campaigns and advertise in niche market publications.
We will continue to improve our staffing and marketing systems to assure our Seller and Buyer Clients will have a successful experience working with us.
84 CLOSED DEALS in 2019!!
CONGRATULATIONS to our BUYERS & SELLERS
& Special thanks to our talented agents!
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$0 to Purchase. Hotel Owner wishes to Lease 2 fully equipped, currently functioning, attractive Bar & Restaurants within this modern hotel to experienced operators....
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Offered At $1,700,000
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- Sq FtBuilding 3,800+; Lot 2,835
Offered At $165,000
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Offered at $299,999
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- Sq Ft3,200
Offered at $270,000
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- Sq Ft1,600
Offered at $62,000
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- Sq Ft1,580
Offered at $170,000
Take advantage of this long standing concept that opened in 1995 and is in a high traffic area on Shattuck Avenue. This Thai...
- Sq Ft1960 +/-
Offered at $165,000
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- Sq Ft1,100+ Patio
Offered at $70,000
This location and amazing kitchen are priced to sell fast! Previously a Papa John’s Pizza, and now a successful Japanese Catering Company, this space...
- Sq Ft1,500
Offered at $399,000
Price Reduced to $399,000 for this Breakfast and Lunch restaurant with 2021 annualized sales of $1.3 million. SBA pre-approved for up to 80% loan...
- Sq Ft4,222
Offered at $130,000
Popular Patong Beach Thai Cuisine, located in a high-density premium corner location in a busy shopping center anchored by Raley’s. High visibility and direct...
- Sq Ft2,015 inside and 923 patio
Offered at $4,500 per month
Ideal building for food production, catering, small cafe, fast food or delivery biz! Located off the 10 freeway in East Los Angeles, near Cal...
- Sq Ft625
Offered at $149,000
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- Sq Ft1,000 approx
Offered at $795,000
Asking price of $795,000 for this Bay area business boasting two quality Bakeries. Real European Pastries & Homemade Breads and Sandwiches both benefiting from...
- Sq Ft1065 +1200
Offered at $167,000
College Avenue in the East Bay is the place to be a restaurant owner! This neighborhood boasts an affluent and diverse population, who love...
- Sq Ft1,261
Offered at $3,995,000
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- Sq Ft14,414
Offered at $625,000
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- Sq Ft5036 Inside + 3696 Outside
Offered at $185,000
This is a turn-key bar & restaurant business with long term employees in place with good revenues and provable cash-flow. Good books and records...
- Sq Ft2,800
Offered at $595,000
This is a long established business that recently closed as the owner passed away. There is a long bar with 12 bar stools plus...
- Sq Ft1,183 building & 3,780 lot
Offered at $79,000
Fully equipped restaurant space in downtown San Jose for sale. The space is set up well for a fast-casual or quick-serve concept. The restaurant...
- Sq Ft1,900
Offered at $150,000
Health food-oriented quick serve location for sale in a desirable part of Palo Alto. The establishment serves fresh smoothies, acai bowls, and other healthy...
- Sq Ft1,350
Offered at $1,850,000
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- Sq FtBuilding 2,336 + 1.17 Acres
Offered at $895,000
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- Sq Ft1500 + Patio + 21,000 sf Parking - Inc Real Estate
Offered at $190,000
This full service, upscale restaurant did nearly $1.6Million in sales in 2019 with strong SDE profits, while only operating 6 dinner shifts a week....
- Sq Ft1580 ground floor, +1580sq ft in basement and storage
Offered at $80,000
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- Sq Ft760 Street Level
Offered at $4,500 per month
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- Sq Ft625
Offered at $75,000
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- Sq Ft935
Offered at $105,000
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- Sq Ft2,385 sq. ft.
Offered at $165,000
$165,000 for this nicely appointed Restaurant & Bar set in an original setting. Established in 2007 by a dynamic husband and wife team along...
- Sq Ft2400 + 650 + 450
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- Sq Ft2,774+/- multi level multi bar, 871 sq ft Patio
Offered at $1,650,000
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Offered at $1,995,000
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Offered at $85,000
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- Sq Ft1,222
Offered at $49,000
This operation is a well-equipped turn-key Indian cafe located in high traffic area near restaurants & shopping. The operation has an Intense take-out &...
- Sq FtAprox 900
Offered at $350,000
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- Sq Ft625
- Lot Size.079 Acres
Offered at $39,000
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- Sq Ft4,000 plus
Offered at $1,500,000
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- Sq Ft3,000 PLUS
Offered At $146,000
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- Sq Ft885
Offered At $25,000
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- Sq Ft921
Offered At $49,000
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- Sq Ft1121
Offered At $49,900
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Offered At $190,000
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- Sq Ft2000
Offered At $85,000
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- Sq Ft1477
Offered At $55,000
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- Sq Ft900
Offered At $349,000
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- Sq Ft4,752 + large outdoor patio
Offered At $1,950,000
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- Sq Ft3050
Offered At $49,000
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- Sq Ft1011
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- Sq Ft2197
Offered At $3,995,000
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Offered At $49,000
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- Sq Ft3100
Offered At $1,400,000
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- Sq Ft10000
Offered At $1,500,000
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Offered At $225,000
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- Sq Ft1800 inside 300 outside
Offered At $50,000
The price has been reduced to just $50,000 for this good size, fully equipped corner location cafe/restaurant opportunity with a low monthly rent of...
- Sq Ft2000
Offered At $37,000
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- Sq Ft3200
Offered At $350,000
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- Sq Ft4000
Offered At $299,900
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- Sq Ft975 inside (does not include outside square feet)
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- Sq Ft2700
Offered At $99,000
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- Sq Ft1,833
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- Sq Ft11600
Offered At $95,000
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- Sq Ft500
Offered At $160,000
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- Sq Ftapprox 2500
Offered At $25,000
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- Sq Ft500
Offered At $69,000
Restaurant space in prime Los Gatos location. Although the sale does not include the concept, the restaurant space is fully equipped and the previous...
- Sq Ft1575
Offered At $545,000
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- Sq Ft6900
Offered At $23,000
Friendly, fun, hand-rolled ice cream shop is ready to fill bellies and hearts! Independently operated and family owned, contains like new equipment and is...
- Sq Ft1839
Offered At $435,000
High quality fast-casual beer centric concept featuring premium meats, plant-based options and craft beers . This San Francisco institution was established in the late...
- Sq Ft3280
Offered At $49,000
The Wine Jar located at 1870 Fillmore Street in San Francisco is an intimate wine bar for sale in the Pacific Heights neighborhood. It...
- Sq Ft908
Offered At $79,000
Savvy Cellars Wine Bar and Wine Shop in Mountain View for sale in a prime downtown location. Heavy foot traffic in centralized downtown area....
- Sq Ft1100
Offered At $250,000
Located in downtown Campbell, the Campbell Brewing Company is a fully functioning brewery with a large, fully equipped kitchen. The pub menu features beers...
- Sq Ft9300
This is an asset sale with no owner financials. Price is negotiable and seller is motivated and open to all offers. High End &...
- Sq Ft1800
Offered At $169,000
Riverside area well-known pizza shop with over 30 years in business. Award winning thin crust New York style pizza made from real Italian family...
- Sq Ft1200
Offered At $745,000
Pandemic Proof Drive THRU -NOW OWN YOUR OWN Dairy Queen Franchise without all the buildout expense and full franchise fee. Start out making money...
- Sq Ft3000 plus
Offered At $295,000
SBA Pre- Qualified this restaurant with just 10 percent down >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Uncommon opportunity to own a highly profitable Japanese Restaurant This fully equipped restaurant...
- Sq Ft2700
Offered At $299,000
Rare opportunity to own a profitable institution, in service since 1951! A prized restaurant, coffee shop and bar serving classic American fare, breakfast, international...
- Sq Ft6000
Offered At $32,500
Atrractive, cheerful yogurt store. Over 10 years in operation, selling high quality custom yogurt with national recognition and strong franchise support. Great location, loyal...
- Sq Ft1335
Offered At $1,195,000
A unique opportunity to purchase a waterfront restaurant and bar plus the real estate including a boat ramp and parking lot. This restaurant has...
- Sq Ft2,832 + outdoor seating area; lot is 5,712
Offered At $69,000
Get your piece of the pie with this easy entrance into the pizza business. Buyers have a great opportunity to take over this absolutely...
- Sq Ft1570
Offered At $875,000
Price Reduced to $875,000 for these Southern Californian Coastal towns boasting two quality Bakery/Café’s. Real French Pastries, Superb Coffee and Homemade Breads for Sandwiches...
- Sq Ft2062 for Both Locations
Offered At $65,000
Only $65,000 for this modern fully fitted restaurant which is a unique opportunity in these times to own and operate a highly reputed ‘The...
- Sq Ft2828