Recent Transactions

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
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

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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Elegant and Profitable Chinese Restaurant
Price: $1,250,000
Santa Rosa, CA (Sonoma County)
Elegant and professionally designed Chinese restaurant with a beautifully detailed dining room and an immaculate and well—equipped kitchen. In 2016, the restaurant underwent a full remodel with improv…
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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
Elegant and Profitable Chinese Restaurant
Price: $1,250,000
Santa Rosa, CA (Sonoma County)
Elegant and professionally designed Chinese restaurant with a beautifully detailed dining room and an immaculate and well—equipped kitchen. In 2016, the restaurant underwent a full remodel with improv…
Read More

Deep Dish

Episode X – Sell my Restaurant Fast
– September 10, 2021

Ryn discusses the components needed on both the buy and sell side for a restaurant sale and transfer to happen quickly. This episode streamed live from the Healdsburg Plaza and the Downtown Bakery & Creamery in Healdsburg, CA.

Episode IX – Restaurant List Price vs Selling Price: Why Can This Be A Moving Target? – July 29, 2021

Ryn discusses the reasons why restaurant sale confidentiality can make the restaurant buying search difficult. Café manager, Jared Potts, offers a tour of the facility, outdoor seating and some the most popular menu items.

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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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