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The Restaurant Dealmaker Show

By in 2021 - Volume 23

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Launched in January 2022, the Restaurant Dealmaker Show has yielded 225,000+ views of its 24 episodes broadcasting live to Facebook and YouTube and on-demand via our websites, Zoom, social channels and replay marketing. The show airs once per month 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.
The show is hosted by restaurant industry veteran Steve Zimmerman, Principal Broker and Founder of Restaurant Realty Company, California’s largest brokerage selling restaurants, bars, and buildings with food service businesses. Guests include John Sangmeister (founder Gladstones, Winner of ’87 American Cup), Gordon-Biersch founder Dean Biersch, Larry and Michael Mindel (Poggio, Copita, Convivo and Il Fornaio Restaurants), Andrew Rogerson (veteran business broker/M&A), Tim Dale (founder of many SF’s nightclubs), Michael Karp (LBT Restaurants), Patrick Ottone (Lallapaloza/Lalla Grille), Jim Laube (CEO, and Cafe Gratitude Founders Terces & Matthew Engelhart to name a few!

Join us for Episode #25 of
🎙The Restaurant Dealmaker Show🎙
Thursday, March 28, 2024, 11:30am

Winner of 1987 America’s Cup with Dennis Connor

John Sangmeister is an entrepreneur and passionate sailor. He owns and operates four restaurants under the Gladstone’s and Pieology brands. He previously served as director of restaurant development at Panda Restaurant Group, responsible for surfacing new sites and negotiating lease terms for more than 60 locations in seven western states. 


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Steven Zimmerman

Steve is the Founder, Principal Broker and Chief Executive Officer of Restaurant Realty Company. Steve has personally sold/leased over 1,000 restaurant, bar and/or nightclub businesses and many related commercial buildings totaling 2+ million square feet of commercial space, collaborated with over 2,000 clients and completed over 3,000 valuations since 1996.His real estate experience also includes sales, acquisitions, management and ownership of numerous properties throughout California including restaurants, hotels, apartment buildings, single family houses, an office building and a multi-use retail building. Steve is also the author of Restaurant Dealmaker – An Insider’s Trade Secrets for Buying a Restaurant, Bar or Club available on Amazon.

Prior to starting Restaurant Realty Company Steve had over 20 years of restaurant experience and was President and Chief Executive officer of Zim’s Restaurants, which was one of the largest privately owned restaurant chains in the San Francisco Bay Area. READ Full Bio | HIRE as Expert Witness

Restaurant Dealmaker: An Insider’s Trade Secrets For Buying a Restaurant, Bar or Club

by Steve D. Zimmerman, president/owner of Restaurant Realty

Learn my trade secrets from being a front-line restaurant, bar, and club owner/operator, as well as my extensive experience as a buyer and seller of many restaurants, bars and clubs.

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