Helping Restaurateurs go from Idea to Grand Opening
You have already taken the first step in making your dreams of opening your restaurant a reality.
Dreams, huge ones, tend to be scary.
We often set aside these big dreams for practicality, convenience, and perceived security.
You’re a restaurateur, and I’m sure you’re an expert in food and ambiance.
You shouldn’t need to be an expert in real estate, too.
Getting your restaurant from “ah-hah moment” to “grand opening” requires grit and determination.
More importantly, like cooking, it requires you have your mise en place and a step-by-step plan.
I’m here to let you know.
There is a recipe for a successful restaurant location.
I’m Mark Chase, founder of Restaurant Real Estate Advisors.
I have helped brands you know like Domino’s Pizza, Mooyah Burgers & Frys, Subway, Slapfish, Quizno’s Subs, Little Caesars Pizza, and many more regional chains and acclaimed chefs open hundreds of restaurants.
The sad news is.
Thousands of aspiring restaurateurs never get past the idea phase.
Or worse, invest their life savings in opening a restaurant that soon has to shut its doors due to avoidable mistakes.
My mission is to help restaurateurs go from “idea” to “grand opening.”
Like you, I’m an entrepreneur.
I have bootstrapped three start-ups and have experienced the highs and lows of starting a business from scratch.
Sure, working with the big chains is more profitable. But helping first-time restaurateurs like you go from concept to achieving your dreams is way more meaningful.
By providing tailored services and guidance previously only available to large national restaurant chains, I’m aiming to level the playing field for first-time and independent restaurateurs.
My extensive network of vetted industry professionals provides trusted guidance through the rocky road of opening a restaurant.
How Can Restaurant Real Estate Advisors Help?
If you’re looking to open a restaurant, I’m your man.
Here are the services I provide my clients:
I can help you:
- Find a great location to open your restaurant
- Evaluate a site: Is it a winner or a loser?
- Protect your interests with a solid Letter of Intent (LOI) and lease agreement
- Provide access to vetted architects, kitchen designers & contractors that know how to navigate the governmental red tape and avoid delays
- Pitch picky landlords why your concept is right for their property
Is this your first time here?
Start by reading:
Restaurants for Lease-The Ultimate Guide to Leasing a Restaurant
To talk to me about getting started (no charge, no-obligation), please contact me here.
If you haven’t already done so, please download our free guide
8 Hidden Dangers in Restaurant Lease Agreements
I hope to be helping you soon!
What people are saying about Restaurant Real Estate Advisors
December 5, 2016
Re: Mark Chase – Restaurant Real Estate Advisors
To Whom it May Concern:
I have been a real estate attorney for approximately 20 years and have known and worked with Mark Chase for a good portion of that time. I have legally represented several of his real estate clients, including franchisees and franchisors, in lease negotiations, and we have completed numerous leases together over the years. His strong reputation and extensive experience in the commercial real estate and franchise industries have proven to be invaluable in securing the best sites on the best possible terms. Mark is top-notch at working with landlords, developers, and their representatives to negotiate the best deals for his clients, making certain at all times that the best interests of his clients come first.
In addition, Mark is a pleasure to work with: he is always professional, very knowledgeable and up to date on the latest trends, responsive, and an excellent problem-solver. I would not hesitate to refer to any real estate or franchise client of mine to Mark.
Please do not hesitate to call me if you have any questions or need additional information regarding Mark.
Very truly yours,
“Mark and I have worked together for almost 20 years.
Because he is focused on representing tenants in the restaurant business, and with his numerous connections in the retail real estate community, we have been able to find many quality sites and have closed over 20 deals together.
Mark is very diligent, conscientious, and has great communication skills. This makes him an invaluable part of our team as well as a pleasure to work with.”
Greg Spalter-Development Agent for Mooyah Burgers, Fries & Shakes
“I had the good fortune to work with Mark on the purchase and subsequent sale of our Quiznos store in Marina del Rey.
Mark’s professionalism and extensive knowledge of the corporate real estate market were invaluable in all aspects of the purchase process.
We were also grateful to be able to secure the services of Restaurant Real Estate Advisors for the sale of our business.
Mark again supplied thorough and comprehensive service in developing sale marketing and buyer procurement and remained diligent through a lengthy escrow period.
I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Mark and the services of his company for any business-related transaction and hope to have further dealings with him in the future.”
“Mark has helped us secure numerous locations over the years for our Golden Spoon Frozen Yogurt shops. Recently he helped us negotiate the extension and assignment of our lease and cancellation of a personal guaranty when we sold one of our stores. Mark has always worked hard to get us the best deal and protect our interests”
Golden Spoon Frozen Yogurt
“In my 30 years as a restaurant coach, consultant, and operator I can tell you first hand that restaurant location and lease negotiation is more important than most people think. Getting an expert to help answer questions is important. Mark Chase is such an expert.”
The Restaurant Coach™
Having used a few franchise representatives that my Italian Ice franchise recommended, I was frustrated by the lack of communication and lack of properties given to me for review.
You could send an email to them and you wouldn’t hear back until you follow up with them several times.
Mark is head and shoulders above the rest. He will always be in communication and will really dedicate his time to get things moving quickly.
Mark was able to secure me a prime location that was not even listed in sites like LoopNet.
His extensive knowledge of the restaurant business really shows its true colors when discussing everything from parking restrictions, lease negotiations, design layout suggestions, etc.
If Mark can’t help you find a place, then nobody else can.
The immediate response to my questions regarding the leasing of my new restaurant has been absolutely invaluable to this process. I can honestly say that without the intervention of restaurant real estate advisors that this deal may not have gone through… or if it did, I would have been exposed to serious risk. I cannot thank you all enough!
Working with Mark is great. He helped me find my first commercial kitchen and is now helping me to sell my business. He is super kind, professional, and efficient, and readily available. You really feel like he is on your side and is invested in helping you with your business needs. I highly recommend his services!
“I am writing to express my appreciation for the efforts Mark Chase provided for SUBWAY® in making the deal at 1356 North Avalon in Wilmington, CA run smoothly. Mark understands the unique needs of SUBWAY® and worked to make this deal happen. He was in constant communication and always kept us informed as to the status of leases and proposals. I look forward to completing another deal with Mark in the future. Regards, ”
OH CAL Foods/SUBWAY® Development
“Mark provided me with great service. He is adept at finding real estate properties that may not be known to the overall brokerage community.”
Jon Pelmear-Little Caesars Pizza