“After successfully running two very busy restaurants, one for 40 years and the other for 35 years, I made the decision to step aside from one. I devoted my entire life to these restaurants and will always take great pride in my accomplishments and successes. Yet, when it came to selling one, I was lost and overwhelmed. I really didn’t know where to start. I had managed restaurants intensely for 40 years but had never sold one. I began interviewing restaurant brokers and attorneys throughout New Jersey. No one really impressed me, and a some even told me “the deal you are looking to make is impossible.”
Then I met Richard Santore of Bielat, Santore and Company, and everything started to fall in place. Mr. Santore quickly organized the structure and terms of a somewhat complicated transaction. He recommended an experienced restaurant attorney who has been excellent, and in less than one week of signing a listing agreement, I had a solid offer from a very reputable restaurant group. Together with his partner Barry Bielat, Richard expertly managed any issues that came up through the negotiation process and the deal was consummated very smoothly and easily.
Mr. Santore is organized, committed and hardworking. He knows the restaurant market inside and out and has unlimited contacts throughout the industry. His experience in buying and selling restaurants is unmatched; he really is a “deal maker” from beginning to end. Mr. Santore and his firm, Bielat Santore and Company are simply the best; there is no one is even close! Bielat Santore & Company is a professional real estate organization that has been selling restaurants for 40+ years. They dominate their market and have absolutely earned their place as the leader in their field.
Anyone looking to buy or sell a restaurant in New Jersey should only consider Bielat, Santore & Company. After 40 years in the restaurant business, I consider choosing Bielat, Santore & Company one of the best business decisions of my entire career. I cannot recommend them highly enough and now consider myself fortunate to call Richard a friend and confidante.
In 2020 when I sold Rod’s I was quoted as saying: “I still have another restaurant to run, Frankie’s in Point Pleasant Beach.” Who knows in a year or two down the road, I may give Bielat Santore & Company another crack at selling this one for me? Well, that proclamation came to fruition in 2021. I handed over the keys to Frankie’s and have officially retired, after Bielat Santore & Company sold Frankie’s in Point Pleasant Beach.”