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Top 10 Restaurants for Sale in March 2015 by We Sell Restaurants

Posted by Robin Gagnon on Apr 13, 2015 6:01:00 PM

The Top ten restaurants for sale last month by the Restaurant Brokers set new records for activity, signed confidentiality agreements and outreach to our expert staff. We measure all activity by the number of times someone contacts us to look at the restaurant for sale or restaurant for lease listings on our website.

The most popular listing for the month was a Restaurant for lease in the historic portion of Downtown Roswell.  The interesting thing about the popularity of this restaurant is that it was actually listed with another broker for an entire year!  The seller told us she never got a single showing.  We already have an offfer pending on this restaurant for lease.  Look for a new concept in this location by summer.

Listing ID:4488 Restaurant Broker John Sparks    
  Restaurant For Lease in Roswell's Historic District - Won't Last!
Lease: 5 year
Monthly Rent: $first year 3675
Inside Sq. Ft. around 1250
Outside Sq. Ft. outdoor patio could be added

The second most popular listing for the month was a small tavern outside the perimeter in the Atlanta Market.This one is listed by Restaurant Broker John Sparks.  One of his favoite things about hthis listing is that it's ready to go for any new owner.  They can simply turn the key and be in business. On the market for under $100,000 with a liquor license in place - this is a winner!

Listing ID:4517 Restaurant Broker John Sparks    
  Tavern for Sale in Atlanta Great Location OTP Right Off I-75North
Lease: 5 years ending Aug 1, 2016
Monthly Rent: $3009
Inside Sq. Ft. approx 2052
Outside Sq. Ft.
 The third most popular listing offered in March 2015 by the restaurant brokers was a sandwich shop for sale in Boca Raton.  This low price listing was only $79,000 and got a lot of looks for the month.
Listing ID:4423 Restaurant Broker Ken Eisenband    
  Sandwich Shop for Sale Boca Raton - Ideal for Breakfast Lunch Location
Lease: Expires October 31, 2018 plus options
Monthly Rent: $3350
Inside Sq. Ft. 1700
Outside Sq. Ft.
City:Boca Raton
 Number four on the hit parade of restaurants for sale in March was offered by Restaurant Broker Nona and hit the market as a brand new listing.  The large space that is fully equipped is ready to keep as the current concept or convert.
Listing ID:4519 Restaurant Broker Nona Kouzmanova    
  Fully Equipped Restaurant Bar for Sale in Duluth Ready for New Owner
Lease: Seven Years and Four Months
Monthly Rent: $5072
Inside Sq. Ft. 2400
Outside Sq. Ft.
 The theme continues with high interest in bars and pubs for sale this month.  George listed a new bar for sale in Dunwoody that he described as "Your version of Cheers".  This got the phone ringing!  This listing in Dunwoody is offerred at $129,000.
Listing ID:4487 Restaurant Broker George Hilliard    
  Sports Bar for Sale! Own your Own Version of Cheers
Lease: Expires 2019 + 5 yr option
Monthly Rent: $4000
Inside Sq. Ft. 4000
Outside Sq. Ft.
This Pita restaurant for sale in South Florida got a lot of attention.  The well priced opportunity has super low rent of under $1500 perr  month for a 1200 squre foot location with a patio in South Florida!  Well priced at only $79,000, this business is easy to run and perfect for an E-2 visa candidate. 

  Pita Restaurant for Sale in Ft. Lauderdale Florida is Priced to Sell
Lease: Expires March 31, 2016 plus two five year options
Monthly Rent: $1462.80
Inside Sq. Ft. 1200
Outside Sq. Ft. 200
City:Ft. Lauderdale
 It is rare that the restaurant brokers list anything under $50,000 so this restaurant for sale in McDonough is a great opportunity.  Keep it as seafood or change it to your own concept - it's fully equipped and ready to go.  Rent us just $1150.00 a month so you can get into business quickly with this seafood restaurant for sale. 
Listing ID:4507 Restaurant Broker John Sparks    
  Seafood Restaurant For Sale is Small and Easy to Operate!
Lease: in 3rd year of 3 year lease, one 1 year option
Monthly Rent: $$1150NNN
Inside Sq. Ft. approx 975
Outside Sq. Ft.
 Papa Johns is one of the largest franchise brands for pizza in the world and this three store pacakge got lots of lookers!  It's already under contract by restaurant broker Eric Gagnon who snagged a buyer in just a few days and is closing by the end of May.  Keep looking at those franchise restaurants for sale to surface!  3 store deals are a mini-chain and our buyers love them. 
Listing ID:4404 Restaurant Broker Eric Gagnon    
  Franchise Pizza Business for Sale - 3 Papa John's Restaurants for Sale
Lease: 1: Expires Nov 2016 + option to extend | 2: expires July 2017 + 5 yr option | 3: Expires April 201
Monthly Rent: $1557 | 1250 | 1250
Inside Sq. Ft. 1800 | 1500 | 1200
Outside Sq. Ft.

 Ready to be beach bound?  Buy this sports bar and grill in Broward County!  The lease rate is $7500 per month for an oceanside location!  Grab the tourists at this beachside getaway.
Listing ID:4486 Restaurant Broker Ken Eisenband    
  Sports Bar and Grill for Sale in Broward County! Beach Front Location!
Lease: Expires May 31, 2019 plus (2) five year options
Monthly Rent: $7500
Inside Sq. Ft. 2800
Outside Sq. Ft. 700

 Last but not least.  This restaurant space for lease in downtown Atlanta generated a lot of activity for the restaurant brokers.  Located on a college campus, the lease can be negotiated on rental terms of under $5000 per month. 
Listing ID:4277 Restaurant Broker Eric Gagnon    
  Restaurant Space for Lease in Atlanta - Near Major Downtown Universities
Lease: To Be Negotiated
Monthly Rent: $4995
Inside Sq. Ft. 2900
Outside Sq. Ft.
March 2015  was another record breaking month in terms of website traffic, inquiries and requests for information from the many restaurant buyers in the market.  Overall, traffic is on the huge upswing and transactions have never moved quicker. 

Topics: Buying a Restaurant