Featured Listings

Italian Restaurant with strong SDE and Type 47
Price: $279,000
Berkeley, CA
Beautiful Italian restaurant in a great location with low rent and SDE of over $130K in 2019 while operating only 4.5 days/week. This is the perfect business for a chef looking to own a restaurant whi…
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Successful Bakery in Great Location
Price: $425,000
Healdsburg
Profitable bakery is a pioneer in the farm-to-table movement and has consistently produced the highest quality food sourced from fresh, local, and organic ingredients for over 34 years. Business is in…
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Italian Restaurant with strong SDE and Type 47
Price: $279,000
Berkeley, CA
Beautiful Italian restaurant in a great location with low rent and SDE of over $130K in 2019 while operating only 4.5 days/week. This is the perfect business for a chef looking to own a restaurant whi…
Read More
Successful Bakery in Great Location
Price: $425,000
Healdsburg
Profitable bakery is a pioneer in the farm-to-table movement and has consistently produced the highest quality food sourced from fresh, local, and organic ingredients for over 34 years. Business is in…
Read More

Recent Transactions

Cozy Plum Bistro
Vegan Restaurant
Acquired the assets of
Gaia’s Garden
Vegetarian Restaurant
Santa Rosa, CA
Ryn Longmaid assisted with both the buy and sell side of the transaction. She worked closely with the buyer and landlord to secure agreeable lease terms and she assisted in the transfer of the Type-41 Beer and Wine license
Stockhome Restaurant
acquired the assets of
Shree Indian Cuisine
Petaluma, CA
Ryn Longmaid assisted with both the buy and sell side of the transaction. She worked closely with the buyer and landlord to secure agreeable lease terms and she assisted in the transfer of the Type-41 Beer and Wine license
Barrels, Brews & Bites
sold the assets to
Asahi Sushi & Kitchen
Healdsburg, CA
Ryn Longmaid assisted the sell side of the transaction. She worked with the buyer’s agent to secure agreeable lease terms and to secure the buyer’s original Type-41 Beer & Wine License
Cozy Plum Bistro
Vegan Restaurant
Acquired the assets of
Gaia’s Garden
Vegetarian Restaurant
Santa Rosa, CA
Ryn Longmaid assisted with both the buy and sell side of the transaction. She worked closely with the buyer and landlord to secure agreeable lease terms and she assisted in the transfer of the Type-41 Beer and Wine license
Stockhome Restaurant
acquired the assets of
Shree Indian Cuisine
Petaluma, CA
Ryn Longmaid assisted with both the buy and sell side of the transaction. She worked closely with the buyer and landlord to secure agreeable lease terms and she assisted in the transfer of the Type-41 Beer and Wine license

Deep Dish

Episode XII– Type 41, 47/48 and Type-75 Liquor Licenses.
– October 21, 2021

Ryn continues the discussion of liquor license transfers, buying them on the open market and applying for an original. In particular, she discusses Type 41, 47/48 and Type-75 licenses. Episode XII streamed live from Parish Cafe in Healdsburg, Sonoma County, CA.

Episode XI – Liquor Licenses; what’s the deal?!
– September 22, 2021

In most counties in California, full liquor licenses are only available on the open market and prices (seem to) vary wildly. Ryn discusses this and why work with a restaurant broker vs a liquor license broker on the purchase or sale of a Type-47 or 48 license. This episode streamed live from Mas Masa in Fairfax in Marin County, CA.

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ABOUT

Ryn Longmaid is a Certified Business Broker who specializes in restaurant sales and consulting. In addition to being a proficient business broker, Ryn has over 20 years experience in the restaurant, hospitality and food industries. She has served as an executive chef, restaurateur, and Culinary Institute of America instructor.

It takes a lot to transfer a restaurant from one owner to the next. However, it isn’t rocket science. If you’re looking to buy or sell a restaurant, you could certainly achieve that goal without a broker. But keep in mind that one small misstep with the health department, the landlord or the ABC could set the entire transfer back months or kill the deal entirely. A qualified restaurant broker is very similar to a project manager who helps both buyer and seller navigate the various licensing and permitting agencies required for a successful ownership transfer. At the same time, restaurant brokers ensure that everything is on track with the escrow company and between the two parties.

Transactions Ryn has represented include:

  • Full-service restaurants – family style to Michelin-rated fine dining
  • Bars, pubs, & taverns
  • Coffee shops, bakeries (conventional and gluten-free), cafes and delis
  • Restaurants specializing in vegetarian and vegan Cuisine
  • Ice Cream, yogurt & smoothie shops
  • Pizza restaurants – take out & dine-in
  • Mexican, Asian & other ethnic restaurants
  • Wine bars and tasting rooms
  • Fast food & quick-service restaurant & franchises
  • franchises
  • Clubs with music, dancing, & entertainment
  • Catering businesses
  • Coffee roasters & wholesale foods
  • Landowner representation for leases and the sale of real property
  • Business owner representation for leases and the purchase of real property
 
 
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TESTIMONIALS

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