Summer sun is on its way and the market to buy restaurants for sale is hot, hot, hot. Motivated sellers are ready to retire or try their hand at a new career, opening the door for restauranteurs to open their first restaurant or expand their business portfolio.
Which restaurant concepts were hottest on the market in May? We Sell Restaurants analyzed the data from our buyer activity to compile this month's list of the 10 Best Restaurants for Sale. The number of signed Confidentiality Agreements on each listing showed us where buyer interest was strongest. Save for a couple exceptions, buyers gave the most attention to low-cost opportunities, particularly Florida Restaurants for Sale.
Check it out for yourself with the list the 10 Best Restaurants for Sale of May 2022:
Leading the pact this month was a modest opportunity in Fort Lauderdale, FL. After selling in less than a year, too, this month's #1 of the best restaurants for sale is proof that buyers would be wise to jump on opportunities like these promptly.
Unlike the first of our Best restaurants for sale, number two was a higher value listing for a profitable coffee shop in Texas. Still, buyers show heavy interest in this upscale coffee shop for sale.
Turn-key opportunities like this understandably made the top 10 best restaurants for sale. Who wouldn't be interested this fully-staffed and complete build opportunity at a minimal cost?
Another fully-equipped opportunity under $100,000 makes it way onto the best restaurants for sale of May 2022 with this restaurant in Marietta, GA. It is the perfect opportunity for those buyers hoping to bring their own concept to life at a fraction of the cost of starting from scratch.
Another convertible concept makes the ranks of best restaurants for sale with this fast-casual opportunity near a college campus. Option to bring your own fast-casual restaurant to life, or take over the current operations.
This Multi-Unit opportunity is one of only two restaurants for sale on this month's rankings that cracks the $100,000 mark. Despite the hefty price tag on this listing, inquiring buyers were easily interested in taking home those owner earnings of half-a-million dollars! A multi-unit franchise for sale makes a healthy portfolio piece for any business person looking to bolster their earnings.
Low-cost, turn-key, and in the increasingly popular state of Florida, it's no wonder that this Pizza Restaurant also makes the ranks of Best Restaurants for sale in May 2022.
Restaurant opportunities like we see on the list of best restaurants for sale will not last long on the market as buyers jump at the opportunity to own businesses with a low initial investment. The same is true for this breakfast and lunch restaurant that is fully-equipped and ready for a new owner to take over operations.
Seller financing options with this already modest price point makes this restaurant and even better deal for the aspiring restauranteur, and offers the potential to buy a restaurant with low money down. Whether you are a chef looking for a place to serve your food r a first-time buyer looking for an in to the industry—this restaurant is a beckoning opportunity.
As more people in the United States opt to pack their bags and head to the Southeast, it is no surprise to the Restaurant Brokers that our restaurants for sale in States like Florida, Georgia, Texas and the Carolinas receive the most attention from buyers. For more news and insights on the restaurant industry, check our blog each week for a new article.
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Robin Gagnon, Certified Restaurant Broker®, MBA, CBI, CFE is the co-founder of We Sell Restaurants and industry expert in restaurant sales and valuation. Named by Nation’s Restaurant News as one of the “Most Influential Suppliers and Vendors” to the restaurant industry, her articles and expertise appear nationwide in QSR Magazine, Franchising World, Forbes, Yahoo Finance, and BizBuySell. She is the co-author of Appetite for Acquisition, an award-winning book on buying restaurants.