Top 10 Best Restaurants for Sale May 2023

Posted by WSR Operations on Jun 1, 2023 12:13:49 PM


As the Restaurant for Sale marketplace continues to adapt to staffing hurdles and increasing costs, unique opportunities are emerging, providing a diverse selection of franchise and independent restaurant opportunities. From charming beachside bars to classic pizzerias, these aren't just 'restaurants for sale', they are potentially your ticket to a flourishing entrepreneurial journey in the food industry. Browse restaurants below that made it onto our top 10 list this month,  representing the most popular restaurants for sale by We Sell Restaurants based on the number of buyers who expressed interest throughout the month. 


Listing ID:9875 Restaurant Broker Don Mason    
Beach Restaurant and Bar for Sale that owner takes home over $230k
Lease: Lease expires in 2029
Monthly Rent: $$2662.50,
Inside Sq. Ft. 1100-,
Outside Sq. Ft.
City:Indian Rocks Beach
Don Mason
(727) 470-8423

The number one best restaurant for sale from the month of May was this coveted beach restaurant and bar. With high earnings and a prime beachside location, it's no wonder that buyers flocked to learn more! 

Listing ID:9730 Restaurant Broker Justin Scotto    
Turn-Key Restaurant for Sale in Uptown Charlotte!! Hood Available
Lease: 2 years remaining
Monthly Rent: $4394.25,240.25,
Inside Sq. Ft. 2000,
Outside Sq. Ft.
Justin Scotto
(704) 609-4460

Why build when you can buy? This is just one of several restaurant for sale listings that prove these business are valuable even if they aren't making money right now. 

Listing ID:9926 Restaurant Broker Dave Duce    
Pizza Shop for Sale with huge Beer tap wall - $1.1MM build out!
Lease: thru May 1, 2030
Monthly Rent: $12534,
Inside Sq. Ft. 3272,
Outside Sq. Ft. 200
Dave Duce
(512) 773-5272

A classic concept with a unique twist and like-new buildout earned this restaurant for sale a place in the top five best restaurants for sale! 

Listing ID:9852 Restaurant Broker Ron Uphouse    
Cafe for Sale with Second Year sales of $650,000 could be yours for $99,000
Lease: 10 Years expiring 2031
Monthly Rent: $5940.67,
Inside Sq. Ft. 1876,
Outside Sq. Ft. 100
Ron Uphouse
(303) 324-3518

Another low-cost opportunity for an aspiring restaurant owner to get into the industry at a fraction of the cost and bring their dream of restaurant ownership to life! 

Listing ID:9829 Restaurant Broker Dave Duce    
W Austin Profitable delivery & carryout Pizza Franchise for Sale- Low rent!
Lease: March 2026
Monthly Rent: $2600,
Inside Sq. Ft. 1200,
Outside Sq. Ft. 150
Dave Duce
(512) 773-5272

With rising food costs and persisting staffing challenges, low rent looks especially attractive to a buyer looking to buy a profitable restaurant for sale

Listing ID:9876 Restaurant Broker David Whitcomb    
Specialty Store and Bakery for Sale. Keep Concept or Bring New One
Lease: TBD
Monthly Rent: $1261.64,
Inside Sq. Ft. 1200 SQ FT.,
Outside Sq. Ft.
City:Fort Myers
David Whitcomb
(239) 300-5041

The restauranteur's dream! A low-cost opportunity to bring your own concept and breathe new life into a restaurant for sale. No wonder this restaurant earned a slot on the top 10 best restaurants for sale. 

Listing ID:9890 Restaurant Broker Justin Scotto    
Turn-Key Restaurant for Sale In Growing Mount Holly, NC
Lease: 5
Monthly Rent: $1000,
Inside Sq. Ft. 960,
Outside Sq. Ft.
City:Mt Holly
Justin Scotto
(704) 609-4460

This turn-key opportunity on the top 10 list presents an ideal opportunity for those buyers searching for the opportunity to bring their own concept to life. 

Listing ID:9795 Restaurant Broker Don Mason    
Practically Brand New Pizza Franchise for Sale in Tampa FL!
Lease: , 10 yrs
Monthly Rent: $3700,
Inside Sq. Ft. 1200,
Outside Sq. Ft.
Don Mason
(727) 470-8423

You won't find another brand new pizza franchise available at this low of a cost! This is the ultimate opportunity for any buyer looking to become their own boss as a restaurant franchisee. 

Listing ID:9818 Restaurant Broker Dave Duce    
Fully built-out 2nd Generation Pizza Restaurant for Sale - South Austin
Lease: expires March 31, 2032
Monthly Rent: $4200,
Inside Sq. Ft. 1200,
Outside Sq. Ft.
Dave Duce
(512) 773-5272

Nearly half of the best restaurants for sale last month were pizza concepts, pointing to a focused interest from buyers for this classic, easy-to-operate concept. 

Listing ID:9878 Restaurant Broker Debra Sawyer    
Turn Key Cafe for Sale in the Orlando Area Ready for a New Owner!
Lease: expires April 30, 2026 + 5 year option
Monthly Rent: $3465,
Inside Sq. Ft. 1450,
Outside Sq. Ft.
Debra Sawyer
(407) 450-2548

Rounding up the top 10 best restaurants for sale in May 2023 is this Turn Key Café in the Orlando market, which has ample opportunity for a new owner to increase sales and start making earnings!

With more than half of the top 10 best restaurants for sale in May priced under $100,000, buyers seemed to show heavy interest in these lower-cost opportunities. In fact, recent data has shown that sale prices declined 8% in the first quarter of 2023, making it an ideal time to buy restaurants at a lower cost. 

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