Ryn Longmaid

Restaurant Sales & Consulting

Broker Associate at


Featured Listings

Profitable Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar
Price: $149,000
Santa Rosa, Sonoma County CA
Contemporary Japanese restaurant is located in a very busy and affluent neighborhood commercial center with ample parking and a mix of local and national retail operators. The kitchen is fully equippe…
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Chinese Restaurant in Great Shopping Center
Price: $128,000
Cotati, Sonoma County CA
Popular Chinese restaurant has a fully equipped kitchen and large, sunny dining room. The current owner has recently remodeled the restaurant so the next operator should have smooth transition with th…
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Sold Restaurant Listings

Goatlandia Kitchen
acquired the Assets of
BBQ Smokehouse Catering & Bistro
Sebastopol, CA
Ryn Longmaid assisted with the buy and sell side of the transaction which included the health department change of ownership
Wild Goat Bistro
Petaluma, CA
Ryn assisted with the buy and sell side of the transaction which included a health department change of ownership, SBA funding, transfer of the beer & wine license and new lease terms
purchased the business assets for
Honeymoon Frozen Yogurt
Sebastopol Sonoma County, CA
Ryn assisted with the buy and sell side of the business transaction and worked closely with the buyer to secure lease terms and health department approval


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