The Best Restaurants for Sale - May 2021

Posted by Robin Gagnon on Jun 7, 2021 1:50:35 PM


Where were our buyers hunting for restaurants during May 2021? We have last month's best restaurants for sale based on their activity.  They make our list based on the clicks, calls, and confidentiality agreements for each listing - overall contact with the Certified Restaurant Brokers at We Sell Restaurants.

Texas shows high buyer interest as four of the top ten listings come from the Austin market. Where else do we see buyers seeking the best restaurants for sale?  Read below for more on the We Sell Restaurants top trending restaurants for sale in May 2021.

Our #1 listing comes from Restaurant Broker Dave Duce with a 2nd generation restaurant space in Austin, Texas. This modest price point makes the restaurant space popular for any buyers looking to build out our expand their own concept. 

Listing ID:8221 Restaurant Broker Dave Duce    
Brand new 2nd generation Restaurant Space for Sale in South Austin
Lease: expires 2030
Monthly Rent: $4000,
Inside Sq. Ft. 1200,
Outside Sq. Ft.
Dave Duce
(512) 773-5272

Chris Gordon's listing in Denver, Colorado was a popular opportunity for those seeking an independent concept. With low rent and new equipment, this pizza restaurant for sale easily made the top ten best restaurants trending with buyers this month.

Listing ID:8204 Restaurant Broker Chris Gordon    
Pizza Restaurant for Sale in North Denver has low rent
Lease: Expires 6/30/2023 + 3 year option
Monthly Rent: $1380-
Inside Sq. Ft. 1000-
Outside Sq. Ft.
Chris Gordon
(303) 594-4247

Independent pizza restaurants were overall a popular item in last month's numbers, as restaurant broker Dave Whitcomb from Lee and Coulier counties listed a Pizza pub restaurant for sale. Buyers were attracted to the full liquor license accompanying this concept, in addition to patio and bar seating. As a cherry on top, this listing lives on a busy road and is available at a price less than $100,000. 

Listing ID:8183 Restaurant Broker David Whitcomb    
Pizza Pub Restaurant for Sale with SRX License for Sale in Booming Lee County
Lease: 1, 5
Monthly Rent: $3065.87,
Inside Sq. Ft. 2500 sq ft,
Outside Sq. Ft. 250
City:Bonita Springs
David Whitcomb
(239) 300-5041

In the post-pandemic era, buyers are drawn to "covid-proof" listings as they prove to be resilient concepts that continued profitable sales through 2020. Buyers also liked the location of this listing in a high-income area of Austin. Fantastic location, minimal hours, and huge local popularity made this bakery for sale one of the best in the last month. 

Listing ID:8238 Restaurant Broker Dave Duce    
Highly profitable French Bakery for Sale!
Lease: Expires July 2024
Monthly Rent: $5610,
Inside Sq. Ft. 1618,
Outside Sq. Ft. 100
City:Bee Cave
Dave Duce
(512) 773-5272

Another top restaurant from Austin, this BBQ restaurant was a popular listing under $100,000. The owner has built up the full commercial kitchen, obtained a beer and wine license, and cultivated a customer base. Now, they are ready to retire and sell this long-established BBQ restaurant. Buyers especially liked the recent price drop on the business. 

Listing ID:8078 Restaurant Broker Dave Duce    
BBQ restaurant for sale in Austin!
Lease: expires Sept 2021
Monthly Rent: $3900,
Inside Sq. Ft. 1800,
Outside Sq. Ft.
Dave Duce
(512) 773-5272

Franchise restaurants are a more comfortable concept for buyers especially post-pandemic, so it is no surprise that we have this multi-unit franchise opportunity in the top ten. Buyers were interested in the high volume of sales and support that accompanies a national brand like this one for sale by Eric Gagnon.

Listing ID:8179 Restaurant Broker Eric Gagnon    
Two Food Franchises for Sale Generating Sales of Nearly $1 Million
Lease: 1, 5
Monthly Rent: $7963/7505,
Inside Sq. Ft. 1775,1800,
Outside Sq. Ft.
Eric Gagnon
(404) 800-6700

This cafe for sale caught attention as a profitable concept with only 35 hours of operation and sales of $300,000 in revenue. Coupled with reasonable rent in a busy shopping center, our restaurant hunters loved a turn-key opportunity like this one.

Listing ID:7891 Restaurant Broker Steve Weinbaum    
Profitable Cafe for Sale, Alpharetta GA - Open 35 Hrs M-F for under $100K
Lease: Remainder of term + 1 option
Monthly Rent: $2706.00,
Inside Sq. Ft. 1300,
Outside Sq. Ft.
Steve Weinbaum
(770) 714-4552

Restaurant broker Steve Weinbaum had another top 10 restaurants listing for this deli with a drive-through. For buyers, this listing stood out because of its various revenue streams from dine-in, carry-out, caterings, third-party delivery options, and the drive-through window. The deli for sale also supports touch-free transactions, an increasingly popular concept in a post-pandemic industry. 

Listing ID:8047 Restaurant Broker Steve Weinbaum    
Alpharetta GA Deli For Sale w/ Drive Thru - Buy Vs Build
Lease: 2 years remaining
Monthly Rent: $5800,
Inside Sq. Ft. 2600,
Outside Sq. Ft.
Steve Weinbaum
(770) 714-4552

Equipment and buildout expenses are costly investments for buyers looking to start their own concepts. That may be why this coffee shop listed by Don Mason in Pinellas County, Florida rose to the top 10 restaurants for sale in May. The listing offers close beach proximity and a like-new buildout. Buyers were eager to learn more about this opportunity available for under $100,000.

Listing ID:8175 Restaurant Broker Don Mason    
Coffee Shop Cafe for Sale in a beautiful downtown atmosphere in Pinellas County Florida
Lease: Negotiable New Lease
Monthly Rent: $2500,
Inside Sq. Ft. 1100,
Outside Sq. Ft.
Don Mason
(727) 470-8423

Rounding out the trending restaurants for sale in May 2021 is another cafe opportunity listed by Dave Duce in the Austin market. Buyers clicked through to learn more about the restaurant's recent price drop and potential for growth.

Listing ID:7771 Restaurant Broker Dave Duce    
$20,000 price drop on this Austin TX Cafe!
Lease: expires September 2024
Monthly Rent: $4580,
Inside Sq. Ft. 2090,
Outside Sq. Ft. 70
Dave Duce
(512) 773-5272


Many buyers flocked to independent concepts during May 2021, and the restaurant brokers attribute this trend to post-pandemic activities. The market to buy a restaurant is stronger than ever before as customers return to restaurants, pandemic-fatigued owners sell, and buyers search for new listings. We see high interest in the industry for 2021, and these top ten listings are just a few examples of where buyers are looking. 

Browse more than 450 restaurants for sale online at our website, including those trending in May 2021. If you are a restaurant owner interested in learning more about selling, get your free restaurant valuation here

Topics: Restaurants for Sale

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