Restaurant Broker Dominique Maddox of EATS Broker sells Lenny’s Subs & Grill in Humble, Texas. EATS Broker represented the seller and buyer for this transaction.
The seller had owned the location for 16 years before deciding to sell and retire. The new buyers are excited about the opportunity to own a restaurant in the United States. They were approved for an E-2 visa to purchase the franchise.
The E-2 Investor Visa allows an individual to enter and work in the United States based on an investment in a U.S. business. The E2 visa is valid for three months to five years and can be extended indefinitely. The investment must be “substantial,” although no legally defined minimum exists.
The city of Humble is home to some of the best-hidden gems in Texas. Rich in history, and located only 20 minutes from Houston, it’s known for the diverse community and family-friendly events and recreational areas.
Texas Restaurant Broker Dominique Maddox says, “to see someone have the ability to purchase a restaurant in America.
Receive an E-2 visa and start living the American Dream of business ownership is one of the reasons I’m in the business”.
The buyers plan to upgrade the restaurant with some visual changes and work in the restaurant daily as the Owner/Operator. Multiple members of the family plan to work in the business. If you are in the area stop by to grab a sub!
The buyers were trained to operate the restaurant in Memphis, TN, at the headquarters for Lenny’s Grill and Subs.
EATS Broker would like to thank Lenny’s Subs and Grill franchise development department for all the help in getting this deal to the closing table. The Franchise Department team made the process simple.
For more information on the restaurant market and other available consulting services or a complimentary restaurant valuation, contact Dallas Restaurant Broker Dominique Maddox at 404-993-4448 or email at email@example.com. Visit our website at www.EATSbroker.com.
Selling a restaurant can be a complicated process. What are the mistakes to avoid when selling your restaurant? The Restaurant Broker at EATS Broker has been selling restaurants for over ten years. This blog will provide insights for restaurant owners thinking about selling a restaurant.
Mistake #1 Listing your restaurant for sale too late
Ask the Dallas Restaurant Broker when it is time to list your restaurant for sale. The response will be when you start to think about it. It takes an average of 6-8 months to sell a restaurant in today’s market. Even once listing a restaurant for sale, it’s a process to get sold.
It’s human nature that once a person has decided the restaurant industry demands are not for them, the restaurant becomes a mental and physical burden. When people decide they are tired, bills are hard to pay, and mentally checking out, it’s time to sell a restaurant.
Restaurant Broker advice: Call a Restaurant Resale Specialist for a complimentary restaurant valuation. Discuss your options to list your restaurant for sale before deciding to close the doors to your restaurant forever.
Mistake #2 – Going to market without Good Books and Records
It’s a common saying, “time kills deals.” Once a buyer is interested in a restaurant for sale, it’s essential to provide the buyer with accurate financials. When a seller goes to market without the ability to give a buyer up-to-date tax returns and profit and loss statements, it always kills a deal.
Restaurant Owners that decide to list a restaurant for sale without the capability of providing financials in a timely matter are making a big mistake. The buyer will request some financials before making an offer and more during the due diligence.
Mistake #3 – Closing the doors
Buyers like to see the lights on, customers coming in the doors, and the cash register ringing. One of the biggest mistakes is to get a restaurant valuation and list your restaurant sale, only to close the doors months later.
Once a restaurant is closed reduces the value in the buyer’s mind. Instead of getting a turn-key restaurant, they are getting used equipment and rights to the lease. These types of transactions are harder to sell. 41% of buyers will be 1st-time restaurant buyers and favor an open restaurant.
Restaurant Broker advice:
List your restaurant for sale months before you decide to close the doors. Contact a Restaurant Resale Specialist to discuss the value before deciding to close your restaurant.
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To sell a restaurant, one must first tell “The Restaurant Story” to the buyer that they believe and want to be a part of the story moving forward. Restaurant buyers want to know the story of the Restaurant and the owner. The “Restaurant Story” explains why, how, and opportunities for continued success to the buyer.
Most restaurant buyers will purchase a restaurant based on the opportunity to make a profit and the Restaurant Story. The most complex restaurants to sell are locations that are losing money or buyers don’t can’t relate to “The Restaurant Story.”
Dallas Restaurant Broker Dominique Maddox says, “The Restaurant Story is an opportunity to help buyers view themselves as part of the story. An experienced Restaurant Broker will explain the Restaurant’s financial, staffing, liabilities, food cost, and startup story to interested buyers”.
EATS Broker “Restaurant Story” Kit Includes:
– Restaurant’s startup story explains:
- Why was the Restaurant started?
- How was the Restaurant started?
- Who began the Restaurant?
- Success stories
- Failure stories-includes opportunities to improve business
– Financial Picture– Restaurant Profitable or not
– Liability Picture– Lease terms, franchise terms, UCC lien search, and financing liabilities
– Staff Concerns
- Labor Cost and why?
- Full-time vs. part-time?
- Legal workers or paying under the table?
- Employee benefits and perks
- Longevity of staff members
– Food Cost Concerns
- Food Inventory Cost and why?
- Food ordering system
– Royalty Fee and Marketing Fee
– Transfer Fee
– Required Training Time
– Store upgrades required by Franchisor
– Franchise has first right of refusal to buy (sometimes)
– Training location
– Years left of Franchise Agreement
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