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
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
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
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
Who pays for closing attorney fees for a restaurant sale, who does the lawyer actually represent? Once the buyer-seller has agreed to a purchase price, next, it’s time to open escrow and hire a closing attorney.
The closing attorney represents the buyer, and it’s the buyer’s expense to pay at the closing table. Most transactions only have a buyer closing attorney; occasionally, a seller...Read More
What are the Pros and Cons of Selling a Franchise Restaurant vs. Non-Franchise is a common question EATS Restaurant Brokers receives from sellers? Franchise Restaurants for Sale make up 60%-70% of all restaurant sold listings annually. Why is the number so high compared to independently owned restaurants?
The hard facts are only 30%-40% of restaurants listed on the for-sale market will...Read More
Understanding how to review a Restaurant Profit and Loss Statement is a crucial variable for a Restaurant Valuation to determine the restaurant’s actual value. Restaurants are one of the industries that the ratios on a profit and loss statement can give valuable clues on how a seller operates his/her restaurant.
Unexperienced buyers will look straight down to the Net Income number...Read More
Understanding Add Backs when Selling a Restaurant can be difficult for inexperienced restaurant buyers and restaurant sellers to understand. The real value is more than just the bottom net profit number on the profit and loss statements and tax returns.
When it’s time to sell a restaurant, how do you know what to add back to calculate the earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation,...Read More
By now, most people have heard about Ghost Kitchens and Virtual Brands, do they work? Virtual Brands are restaurant concepts that are online-only brands that offer pickup and delivery. Virtual Brands help restaurant owners create multiple brands to represent its existing menu.
Restaurant owners have complained about third-party platforms only allowing restaurants to choose a couple searchable...Read More
The best way to sell a restaurant in today’s market with restaurants closing at a record pace since the pandemic started is a tough question to answer.
BizBuySell’s 3rd Quarter Insight Report reflects a market-driven by opportunity seekers and business owners either well-positioned to profit or forced to exit.
The Restaurant Owners forced to exit likely will have to close permanently or try...Read More
The decision to sell a franchise restaurant can be challenging in today’s market. The good news is that if you own a Restaurant Franchise, buyers are lining up with interest. Close to 60%-70% of the restaurants for sale in Georgia that sell are franchise concepts.
Franchise concepts are growing right now, while independent owned restaurants are declining. Franchise Restaurants are popular...Read More