Searching Process

Searching Process

If you are looking for a location or business you are welcome to review our current listings and contact us to learn more. Many of our locations and businesses are highly confidential.

If you are looking for a location or business you are welcome to review our current listings and contact us to learn more. Many of our locations and businesses are highly confidential.

In addition to our current inventory of business for sale and locations to purchase or lease, our site data files are constantly updated with:

  • Out-parcel and in-line shopping center locations
  • Conversion opportunities
  • Raw land sites
  • Locations not currently “on the market.”

Whether you need a location to expand your concept or a location ideally suited for a start-up, working with a business brokerage and full service commercial real estate brokerage firm can give you information on all available sites without any prejudice towards any one property or location.

The process includes:
1.) Non-Disclosure Agreement – Our belief is in treating the owners of restaurant businesses as we would want to be treated.  Todays buyer is potentially tomorrow’s seller.  Executing a Non-Disclosure Agreement is your promise not to contact the employees, managers,  owners, customers, or landlord of a location we disclose to you.

2.) Confidential Restaurant Search Interview – Providing us with a Confidential Restaurant Search Questionnaire.  Although not mandatory our experience has shown us this streamlines the process and more greatly ensures we will not be wasting your time sharing with you locations and businesses that don’t make sense.

3.) Meeting with you one on one or a phone interview if you are outside the area to discuss your needs.

You also may want to contact us about engaging us in a search for you working on your behalf as your representative.  Many locations and businesses are available but not listed for sale or lease by our firm.  A non-exclusive representation agreement can open up to you far greater inventory.  Ask us about how we can customize a search specific to your needs.  This is a unique service of Kimball & Company.