What to Look for In Selling a Restaurant

Selling restaurants isn’t like any other industry. When you are looking to sell, you deserve a specialist; someone knowledgeable about the industry and ready to explain the details of your business to a buyer thirsty for knowledge. You deserve a proprietary and systemic approach to selling restaurants that results in a higher closing ratio, fewer days on the market and the highest selling prices.

Our proprietary process and systemic approach to selling restaurants results in a higher closing ratio. We have a database of nearly 50,000 buyers. We Sell More Restaurants than anyone else. PERIOD. We advertise around the world with preferred placement on most websites and have the most heavily trafficked restaurant for sale website anywhere in the nation.

Contact us today for a FREE no obligation valuation of your business. We are the industry leader in selling restaurants and food related businesses, franchise resales, and site location for the food service industry. We Sell Restaurants has the experience and knowledge to assist you in selling your restaurant. For a confidential valuation, contact us by phone at 404-800-6700,complete this

Why you should choose us

We work on a daily basis with restaurant and franchise resale profit and loss statements. We understand add backs. We know the common ratios for occupancy, food cost and labor. Listing your business too high means it will just sit on the market without activity. Listing it too low means you're giving up potential value. We can determine the correct price.

We have a relationship with thousands of buyers in our database that already registered and looking for restaurant to buy. We know how much money they want to invest, what type of restaurant they want and where they want it to be. We are proactive in selling. We approach buyers and use our proprietary We Sell Restaurants Restaurant Assessment Tool© to locate buyers in our database who have already told us they are looking for a restaurant like yours.

We qualify buyers and make sure your confidential listing is treated that way. We require and enforce nondisclosure agreements before providing any information. We do not release or copy financial information. We require financial net worth statements or verification of funds before discussing your financials. We are not going to allow 'window shopping' on your confidential listing.

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The best place to start is with a broker who understands the type of business you want to sell. Contact We Sell Restaurants for a FREE confidential consultation. We perform a free valuation of your business.

Our professional team has a financial services background that translates into a first class listing and selling presentation package unrivaled by any other firm. Our copyrighted tools include:

The Restaurant Assessment Tool© – Designed for restaurant buyers to help them identify their key needs and interests so We Sell Restaurants can target the right opportunities as they begin their search for a restaurant.

The Business Analysis Tool© – This unique tool packages your restaurant financials along with industry comparative ratios. Buyers can see at a glance what their earnings and opportunities are and how the restaurant compares to the industry in this nine-page listing package.

The Valuation Analysis Tool© – We Sell Restaurants developed this professional recasting of your financials to determine appropriate pricing on your listing so it sells quickly. Remember, our name is We Sell Restaurants and the right price is the most important element. Our national experts rely on professional recasting rules accepted by lenders and the SBA to arrive at the right value to take your listing to market.

The Leasing Assessment Tool© - We Sell Restaurants developed this instrument to assist in food service site location search. The data allows us to analyze whether they should build from scratch in a new space or purchase an existing listing – like yours.

Vendor and Industry Relationships.
We develop and maintain strong contact with restaurant owners, franchise developers and vendors for the restaurant industry. When they are ready to expand, they visit our inventory of listings first.

Comparable Selling Data
We know the selling price of other restaurants in the marketplace and nationwide through our contacts, our sales and subscription to national services.

Personal Approach
A qualified We Sell Restaurants broker personally handles your listing. We are hands on with your listing.

Unmatched Marketing
We Sell Restaurants has an unmatched methodology to launch your listing and take it to market using our proprietary Business Analysis Tool©, Social Media Marketing, Email Marketing, and Public Relations Strategies. Give one of our restaurant brokers a call to discover what makes us so different from everyone else.

Start with the core of the business, the books and records. A buyer wants to know: How much is this business earning? What can I expect to make by buying the business? What are my costs going to be? Is it worth the asking price?

Meet with an expert valuation person from We Sell Restaurants and let us review your Profit and Loss statement using our proprietary Valuation Analysis Tool©. We search for every dime of earnings we can add back to your net income and arrive at the right valuation. We have access to comparable data so we know what businesses are bringing in the marketplace and how many days they are on the market before they sell. Before you meet with us, put together the following package:

  • Copy of your lease
  • Profit and & Loss statements for the past three years
  • Tax Returns for the past three years
  • List of Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment
We can prepare the valuation, put together our Business Analysis Tool© to demonstrate to a buyer why your business is worth this pricing and prepare your business for sale. Most importantly, we safeguard the confidentiality of your financial data. It is never out of our hands and provided to a buyer until we have come to terms on a contract.

The majority of our sellers are experienced restaurant owners that operate successful businesses. They often have more than one location and are ready to cut back on the commitment. They may be ready to retire and spend time with their families. They are also heavily involved in the discussions with the We Sell Restaurants team to find the right buyer. This restaurant, after all, is the result of years of hard work that they want to see continued for decades to some.
Marketing is expensive and time consuming. We have qualified buyers in our database today looking for restaurants or franchise re-sales to purchase. Our listings are cross marketed nationally on all major web sites, in print and on social media. The We Sell Restaurants marketing engine hits those buyers with a message that delivers. We maintain valuable relationships with other brokers representing buyers who are looking for the right opportunity today! We have access to those buyers.

We are in contact with over 1500 brokers and agents for referral purposes.

Our web presence at is the premiere site on the Internet for marketing your restaurant. We consistently rank at the top of all major search engines when buyers are looking for a restaurant to purchase. At any given time we have links and or ads to as many as 20 websites all drawing buyers to your listing.

This entire marketing effort is carried out at no charge to you. We aren't paid until your restaurant sells.

We do the work. We Sell Restaurants conducts all showings and keeps you up to date on buyer feedback immediately through our web site. The team at We Sell Restaurants prepares all purchase offers and presents them to you for approval. That means you can keep your business operating at its peak level to insure the best possible offers.

Market Knowledge and Valuation
You know your business best but a qualified broker knows the marketplace. He or she is skilled at understanding the financial opportunity your business represents to potential buyers. He or she can accurately price your business. He or she can help you in packaging the business the right way. An offer is only the first step. The team at We Sell Restaurants has a network of support professionals that get you from contract to closing.

We Sell Restaurants pre-screens buyers and will present only those with verified funds to you. This saves you time and effort.

Our buyers are carefully screened and required to provide us with signed non-disclosure agreements before we release any information about your restaurant. We Sell Restaurants controls the confidential nature of the transaction.






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