The Restaurant Dealmaker Show
Hosted by Steve Zimmerman
Episode 2: Patrick Totah

Join restaurant industry veteran Steve Zimmerman for our 2nd installment of The Restaurant Dealmaker Show featuring restaurant owners, managers,investors and high profile industry clientele.

Steve Zimmerman, Principal Broker and Founder of Restaurant Realty, will be joined by one of San Francisco’s top Restaurant brokers Patrick Totah in a fireside 1-on-1 chat sharing their restaurant deal making experiences, success stories, obstacles, challenges, and hilarious moments.

Sign up for our 2nd show on Thursday, February 24, 2022 at 11:30am PST

Since joining RRC in 2018, Patrick has facilitated the sale of many restaurants, bars, and multi-unit chains in the San Francisco Bay Area and throughout California.  Restaurant transactions are complex and multi-faceted, and Patrick is a master of the many elements involved in getting a deal done.  Patrick understands that buyers, sellers, and landlords bring different needs and concerns to a transaction, and he is extremely adept at taking everyone’s needs into account, and coming up with solutions that make sense for all parties.  Patrick’s clear and consistent communication practices enable him to navigate the inevitable challenges that arise throughout the transaction process, and successfully get deals done.  Every deal is unique, and Patrick works in a way that is tailored to each client’s specific needs.

Patrick’s history in the restaurant industry began long before he joined RRC.  In high school he worked for family-run delicatessens, and later he was a manager, training store specialist, and area manager for Starbucks and Jamba Juice.  He owned two successful restaurant/cafes in San Francisco for ten years.  He is passionate about good food, has a great appreciation for what it takes to run a successful restaurant, and is dedicated to supporting all players in the restaurant industry.  When he isn’t working, Patrick loves watching Bay Area sports, cooking and searching for the perfect burger, and hanging out with his West Highland White Terrier. When Patrick isn’t working, he’s watching Bay Area sports, and blogging at

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About Restaurant Realty

Now celebrating our 26th year, Restaurant Realty Company® has a successful track record helping over 2,800 clients in completing Hundreds of Millions of Dollars of Business and Real Estate Transactions including the following: Selling/leasing over 1,400 restaurant, bar and/or nightclub businesses, Selling over 50 related commercial buildings,  Leasing over 2.8 Million square feet of commercial space and Completing over 4,500 valuations. The majority of our staff have either owned and/or managed restaurants. Our deep experience as operators means we understand your business from the inside out. Restaurant Realty has Closed Escrow and/or Leased 160+ Deals during Covid! For more information, please visit