Top 10 Best Restaurants for Sale in January 2023

Posted by Robin Gagnon on Feb 2, 2023 10:00:00 AM


Opening up the new year was a wide selection of restaurants for sale on the We Sell Restaurants marketplace. From Texas to Colorado markets and ranging from a budget of $65,000 to $299,000, these restaurants were winners last month. 

Each month, We Sell Restaurants analyzes the number of calls, clicks, and signed confidentiality agreements on our website to see which restaurants for sale buyers spent the most time looking at and looking for. Do any of this month's top 10 surprise you? Take a gander below to see what's hot the market right now!


Listing ID:9564 Restaurant Broker Chris Gordon    
Sports Bar For Sale in Wash Park Area makes $100,000 profit
Lease: 5 years expires 2027
Monthly Rent: $3700,
Inside Sq. Ft. 3350,
Outside Sq. Ft.
Chris Gordon
(303) 594-4247

Leading off the best restaurants for sale in January is this sports bar offered in Denver, CO. It is the also the first of several Colorado restaurants for sale that can be observed on this top 10 list. 

Listing ID:9104 Restaurant Broker Ken Eisenband    
Restaurant for Sale in Fort Lauderdale - Great Location and Lease in Place
Lease: May 31, 2030
Monthly Rent: $2750-
Inside Sq. Ft. 1200-
Outside Sq. Ft. 100
City:Fort Lauderdale
Ken Eisenband
(561) 350-3365

We saw restaurants for sale in the Florida markets dominate the top 10 lists for several months in a row in 2022. So far in 2023, only two Florida restaurants for sale found their way to the top 10 list. 

Listing ID:9587 Restaurant Broker Dave Duce    
Fully equipped and permitted 2nd generation Restaurant for Sale in Austin
Lease: expires May 2026
Monthly Rent: $5490,
Inside Sq. Ft. 1200,
Outside Sq. Ft. 400
Dave Duce
(512) 773-5272

Cracking the top 3 best restaurants for sale is a low-cost opportunity in Austin, TX. Great opportunity for aspiring restaurant owners to get into the restaurant industry at a lower initial cost. 

Listing ID:9505 Restaurant Broker Dave Duce    
Marquee Restaurant and Bar for Sale with Prestigious Austin Address
Lease: expires 2029
Monthly Rent: $11845,
Inside Sq. Ft. 3000,
Outside Sq. Ft. 925
Dave Duce
(512) 773-5272

Location, location, location! The prestigious address of this restaurant for sale in Texas certainly caught buyer attention. 

Listing ID:9303 Restaurant Broker Jeff Marcus    
Cafe Style Restaurant for Sale Motivated Seller
Lease: May 30th 2027
Monthly Rent: $3200-
Inside Sq. Ft. 1100-
Outside Sq. Ft.
Jeff Marcus
(970) 373-8205

Another fantastic opportunity for those hoping to achieve the American Dream of restaurant ownership at a lower initial cost! 

Listing ID:9441 Restaurant Broker Don Mason    
Well Established Breakfast and Lunch Restaurant for Sale in St Pete Florida
Lease: 1, 5yrs
Monthly Rent: $1171,
Inside Sq. Ft. 1100,
Outside Sq. Ft.
City:St Petersburg
Don Mason
(727) 470-8423

Buyer traffic picked up in St. Petersburg, FL, thrusting this restaurant for sale into the top 10. Favorable price tag and rare low rent surely stood out to inquirers!

Listing ID:9557 Restaurant Broker Dave Duce    
Profitable Pizza Franchise for Sale in East Austin
Lease: expires May 2023
Monthly Rent: $4325,
Inside Sq. Ft. 1469,
Outside Sq. Ft.
Dave Duce
(512) 773-5272

A simple concept with a proven model! Buyers are still looking at more comfortable investments in franchise restaurants for sale that have proven earnings and franchisor support. 

Listing ID:9023 Restaurant Broker Bob Steinberger    
Pizza And Pasta Restaurant for Sale in Littleton, Co. Full liquor license.
Lease: 1 year left plus 5 yr option
Monthly Rent: $3700,
Inside Sq. Ft. 1400,
Outside Sq. Ft.
Bob Steinberger
(303) 901-4938

This Colorado restaurant for sale is one a few on the top 10 list that includes the full liquor license—a hot commodity for buyers hoping to serve alcohol with their restaurant concept. 

Listing ID:9450 Restaurant Broker Bob Steinberger    
Multi-Concept Restaurant for Sale South Metro Denver -Full Liquor License
Lease: Expires December 31, 2025
Monthly Rent: $6400,
Inside Sq. Ft. 2000,
Outside Sq. Ft. 1500
City:Lone Tree
Bob Steinberger
(303) 901-4938

Full liquor license is a HUGE plus to any restaurant acquisition, particularly if your dream is to own a bar, brewery, or pair alcohol with delicious meals. 

Listing ID:9580 Restaurant Broker Justin Scotto    
Established Restaurant for sale in Business with owner benefit over $74k!
Lease: 5
Monthly Rent: $2666.25-,
Inside Sq. Ft. 1200-,
Outside Sq. Ft.
City:Mint Hill
Justin Scotto
(704) 609-4460

Lastly, this restaurant for sale in North Carolina rounds out this month's list of top 10 restaurants for sale. Under $100k and making over $74k, this listing is a steal! Buyers inquiring would be wise to take action sooner rather than later. 

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Robin slug photoRobin 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.

Topics: Restaurants for Sale

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