Restaurant Resales are HOT right now

Restaurant Resales are HOT regarding buyer’s demand as restaurant sale prices jump 34% in 2021 compared to 2020. BizBuySell’s Insight Report just released its report for Quarter 2 of 2021. Restaurant resale numbers are showing very promising growth and buyer interest. Restaurant resales headline growth as the buyer market seeks reopening opportunities.

Now with restrictions lifted across most industries, buyers are turning to restaurant acquisitions. Restaurants, specifically, was a sector that was drastically affected by the shutdown is coming back strong. While transactions are up 38% over the same time last year at the height of pandemic lockdowns, they are still 16% below Q2 2019 pre-pandemic levels leaving further room for recovery, according to BizBuySell Insight Report.

The restaurant for sale sector sees growth, with restaurant acquisitions up 17% in the second quarter of 2021. In addition to the bounce back in transactions, sale prices increased 34% versus Q1, tied to a 20% increase in median cash flow, according to BizBuySell Insight Report.

Dominique Maddox of EATS Restaurant Brokers says, “Labor Shortage, former employees seeking independence, and restaurant owners seeking retirement are increasing the number of restaurant acquisitions on the market.”

Restaurant Sellers and Restaurant Brokers will be happy to know that restaurants for sale during quarter two of 2021 had 190 median days on the market compared to 219 days quarter two of 2019. This data shows that restaurants are popular when it comes to buyer demand.

Dine-in establishments are expected to increase in market value as restaurant restrictions are lifted in most states. They are at the same time experiencing pressure for the labor shortage. A majority of restaurants have made tough decisions that have included reducing operating hours, closing for days, or going out of business.

The business-for-sale market continued to make gains in the second quarter of 2021, with closed transactions up 5% over the previous quarter. For bargain hunters, this may signal a closing window of the great opportunities made available a year ago, according to BizBuySell’s Insight Report.

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