How to validate a For Sale by Owner sales numbers can be a challenge for buyers. A For Sale by Owner listing is a person that decided instead of hiring a Restaurant Broker; chose to represent themselves.
People decide to represent themselves as a For Sale by Owner for several reasons: they don’t want to pay a commission, think the restaurant sales process is simple, and lastly, the...Read More
Selling a restaurant when you have a checklist can make the process simplified and less stressful. When a restaurant owner wants to sell a restaurant, they mainly only consider gathering financial information.
The process of selling a restaurant requires the restaurant owner to produce numerous documentation and information that can be hard to find.
EATS Restaurant Brokers Rule #1 – Don’t list...Read More
Dominique Maddox of EATS Restaurant Brokers sell Papa’s Pizza To Go located in Crawford, GA. EATS Restaurant Brokers represented the seller and buyer. The seller will enjoy retirement after over 20 years of restaurant ownership.
The business experienced some troubles of staying open last year and this year due to various reasons. The residents of Crawford were worried this location would...Read More
What is essential for underwriting SBA loans, and how to qualify for a SBA loan? EATS Restaurant Brokers receive this question often when talking with restaurant buyers.
Qualifying for SBA loans has multiple vital factors to consider; we will cover the critical points in this blog.
The process to qualify for SBA loans has changed and evolved since the pandemic began. In today’s post-Covid...Read More
When selling a restaurant, what documentation is needed from the seller? The answer is simple it depends on what type of sales transaction. Trained Restaurant Brokers use two methods when providing a Restaurant Valuation to a seller.
The most profitable and best way to sell a restaurant is based on past Profit and Loss Statements and Tax Returns. If these documentations are not available, the...Read More
Have you ever wondered why you can’t sell your restaurant? It’s a fact only about 30%-40% of restaurants for sale listed under 1 million dollars will transfer to new buyers via a sales transaction.
Buying an existing restaurant for sale can be a quick approach to become a restaurant owner. This approach eliminates some of the difficulties of starting a new restaurant.
Today restaurant...Read More
How do you write a letter of intent for a lease is a struggle for inexperienced brokers representing clients or unrepresented potential tenants? Once a potential tenant finds a commercial lease space, the process to negotiate with the landlord begins.
A letter of intent (LOI) is a document declaring one party’s preliminary commitment to do business with another. The letter outlines the...Read More
What does a Restaurant Broker actually do daily? Dominique Maddox, Founder and President of EATS Restaurant Brokers share his thoughts about the Day in a Restaurant Broker’s life.
I wrote a blog last year about my daily activities by the minute as a Restaurant Broker that received great interest and replies. I have decided to start a series of blogs about some of my most exciting days as...Read More
Restaurant Sales Transactions fall apart for a collection of reasons. Some of these issues can be resolved before they derail a deal from closing, but several problems are discovered along the way.
Once the restaurant seller and buyer have agreed to terms and signed an Asset Purchase Agreement, the due diligence period will start, and the buyer will deposit $10,000-$30,000 in escrow with a...Read More
When selling a franchise restaurant, how much is the Franchise Transfer fee? This question is one of the first questions EATS Restaurant Brokers wants to know from franchisees interested in selling a franchise restaurant. Franchises have various Franchise Fees, but one fee is significant for reselling a restaurant, and it’s the Franchise Transfer Fee.
The most common Franchise Fee is the...Read More