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Converting Problems Into Opportunities ̵...

Dec 30, 2008
In these challenging economic times we see a number of successful operators capitalizing on other operators problems and turning these problems into opportunities. There are a number of operators that [more]
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Fine Tune Your Operations To Maintain Value ...

Sep 30, 2008
Today’s economy requires that operators maintain all the basics that have been discussed in the last Restaurant Rap issue which include a) serving quality food and beverages, b) providing good service [more]
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Unloading Units: Here’s how to sell th...

Sep 30, 2008
by Dana Tanyeri Sometimes the ticket to growth is getting rid of under-performing property. Maybe you have units th [more]
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The Key Ingredients of a Successful Restaura...

Jun 30, 2008
From my many years experience in owning, operating and selling many restaurants, bars and nightclubs the points that set a successful operation apart from its competitors are an operator’s commitment [more]
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2008 Will Be a Strong Year for Buying &...

Mar 30, 2008
Based on the busy activity we have experienced on both the selling and buying sides of our business it appears that 2008 will be another very busy year for Restaurant Realty Company.  Unlike many othe [more]
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Things That Can Go Wrong During A Sales Tran...

Dec 30, 2007
This article is a continuation of Part 1 of the Things That Can Go Wrong During a Sales Transaction. Part 1 discussed the things that can go wrong from the Buyer’s side and Part 2 will discuss how thi [more]
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Things That Can Go Wrong During A Sales Tran...

Sep 30, 2007
There are several reasons why a seller should use a specialized restaurant broker to help sell their restaurant, bar or night club. In addition to getting them the highest price possible in the shorte [more]
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How to Overcome The Most Common Obstacles in...

Jun 30, 2007
From my current experience in negotiating over 500 restaurant, bar and/or club leases, my former experience as a restaurant owner negotiating many leases for myself, and my current role as a landlord [more]
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Restaurant buyer wants details before forkin...

May 17, 2007
MIND YOUR BUSINESS COLUMN Ilana DeBare Q: I am negotiating directly with the owner of a pizza restaurant that I wan [more]
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Why Choose Restaurant Realty to Sell My Rest...

Mar 30, 2007
You can take advantage of our experience: We have sold more than 500 restaurants, bars, and clubs since 1996 and have completed over 1,000 business appraisals. You will get the highest price possible [more]
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Restaurant Realty’s Team Approach Gets The D...

Dec 30, 2006
Restaurant Realty Company, which is headed by the efforts of myself (Steve Zimmerman, President/Broker) is successful because of our team approach to getting deals done. A competent, trained member of [more]
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The Major Factors In Selecting a Strong Rest...

Sep 30, 2006
Choosing the right restaurant location is one of the most important factors in contributing to ones success in the business. The restaurant business is very challenging to be successful in and having [more]
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The Essentials For Preparing A Business Plan...

Jun 30, 2006
If you plan on opening a new restaurant, bar, club or other business it is essential that you prepare a comprehensive business plan. A business plan is necessary for raising money from investors, gett [more]
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Restaurant Realty Celebrates 10 Years

Mar 30, 2006
From a small one room office opened in Kentfield, California in February 1996 to a multi suite multi person staff today, Restaurant Realty Company has grown into California’s Largest Restaurant Busine [more]
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Restaurant Realty Completes 76 Transactions ...

Dec 30, 2005
Below find the breakdown of Transactions by Bay Area region for 2005. San Francisco: 28 Marin County: 10 San Rafael: 4 Novato:2 Olema:1 Larkspur:1 Corte Madera:1 Woodacre:1 Sonoma County: 4 Santa Rosa [more]
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Mind Your Business

Nov 16, 2005
Ilana Debare QUESTION: Can you please give me advice on how to go about buying or investing in a small restaurant b [more]
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Dealing With The Most Common Problems That C...

Sep 30, 2005
There are many problems which can occur during the sales process and having closed over 400 escrows Restaurant Realty has experienced many of these problems. This discussion is to prepare the seller o [more]
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Young Alumnus Launches Online Restaurant Gui...

Jul 01, 2005
For Jacob Zimmerman ’03, success is just a click away. Zimmerman is preparing for the launch of his latest business [more]
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Restaurant Realty’s Marketing System Complet...

Jun 30, 2005
We have sold over 400 food service businesses as a result of our commitment to maintaining a large inventory of businesses for sale and making a meaningful investment in marketing and advertising thes [more]
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The Eight Step Selling Process – Part ...

Mar 30, 2005
Licenses, Inventory, & Closing Escrow This is the final section of a three part series on the eight step selling process. If you missed the first two parts please look at our two most recent Resta [more]
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The Eight Step Selling Process – Part ...

Dec 30, 2004
The Escrow Process An escrow is a process whereby there is a third party in a transaction, (the first and second parties are the buyer and seller), usually an escrow company, which is a neutral entity [more]
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The Eight Step Selling Process – Part ...

Sep 30, 2004
From The Offer Stage Through The Close Of Escrow Stage We thought it be helpful to discuss the various stages of the selling process as eventually most of you will be selling your business some day.  [more]
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The Market For Buying Restaurants

Jun 30, 2004
There is a strong buyer pool as a result of the following: 1) the high unemployment rate due to corporate layoffs and downsizing; 2) the large number of foreigners that want to get into this business [more]
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