How to Get a Restaurant Ready to Sell

How to sell a restaurant

The art of getting a restaurant ready to sell really starts with planning and preparation. Restaurant owners planning to sell a restaurant in 2022, should be in the process of collecting and organizing important supporting documents now.


The New Years is a great time for restaurant owners that are considering selling a restaurant to prepare for the sale. January-April is the busiest months for restaurants for sale to go under contract with buyers.


A large number of people are familiar with the process of getting a home ready to sell, but a small number of restaurant owners understand how to get a restaurant ready to sell.


Dallas Restaurant Broker Dominique Maddox says, “ getting all the items required to list a restaurant for sale can be challenging if the restaurant owner is not prepared and organized.


The best advice is to start collecting all your documentation early, so you are prepared when calling a Restaurant Broker for a free restaurant valuation”.


Restaurant Brokers Checklist for selling a restaurant:


A copy of the lease and all amendments

Three years of Profit and Loss statements

Three years of tax returns

A copy of Furniture Fixtures and Equipment-only items owned by the seller

Franchise Disclosure Document (if franchise)

Copy of Vendor/Supplier List

Copy of Employees with pay rates

One year sales tax filings

Pictures of Front and Back of house


The start of a new year brings new excitement to the idea of entrepreneurship and ownership. Corporate Refugees fuel record buyer demand for entrepreneurship. Buyers are paying record-high prices for restaurants that have continued to perform well during the pandemic.


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