Why Buy a Restaurant? Here are Four Reasons?

It’s a golden opportunity for buyers to buy a restaurant in today’s market. BizBuySell.com states website traffic has increased with Buyers and Sellers activity. Customer traffic on the internet’s largest Business for sale site now exceeds pre-Covid-19 levels. Traffic to the website was up 19% May 2020 compared to May 2019.

Yelp recently updated its Local Economic Impact Report to provide in-depth information on the brick-and-mortar business sectors across the nation. Yelp states in March, Restaurants had the highest number of business closures, compared to other industries, and have continued to close at high rates.

53% of restaurant closures are indicated as permanent on Yelp.

What do high restaurant closures and increased seller activity on BizBuySell.com mean? It’s a great time to buy a restaurant!

EATS Restaurant Brokers Four Reasons Why it’s a great time to buy a Restaurant?

Restaurant for Lease 

  1. Cares Act SBA Loan Program

As part of the coronavirus debt relief efforts, the SBA will pay 6 months of principal, interest, and any associated fees that borrowers owe for all current 7(a), 504, and Microloans in regular servicing status as well as new 7(a), 504, and Microloans disbursed prior to September 27, 2020.

This is a great opportunity to get six months of free financing for their business. For loans made after March 27, 2020, and fully disbursed prior to September 27, 2020, SBA will begin making payments with the first payment due on the loan and will make six monthly payments.

  1. Second Generation Restaurant space available. 

The high amount of restaurant closures is an opportunity for another restauranteur. Prime real estate spaces are coming available due to restaurants not reopening. This is a golden opportunity for buyers to get a second-generation restaurant space in prime retail areas.

  1. Businesses with Growth Potential

Many businesses are well-positioned for a post-Covid-19 economy. Take Out and Delivery are in high demand from online ordering and increased digital exposure. Quick Service Franchises such as Wing Stop, Papa John’s, and Domino’s have seen business skyrocket since March when the Covid-19 outbreak happen.

The forced closures across the US have increased buyer’s ordering online. Restaurants that were in position with online ordering platforms are going strong.

  1. Exiting Business Owners 

Many baby boomers may choose to sell or close rather than persevere through Covid-19 new guidelines for re-opening. Baby Boomers that are close to retirement are viewing the opening of the economy and increased buyer demand as the time to sell.


For more information on the restaurant market and other available consulting services or restaurant valuations, contact Dominique Maddox at 404-993-4448 or by email at [email protected]. Visit our website at www.EATSbroker.com