Tom Traina

Tom Traina



Creating Possibilities in the Restaurant Industry

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EatZ & Associates is a National Business Brokering Firm specializing in the restaurant industry.

With over 28 years of franchise and independent restaurant experience, EatZ & Associates works with both national & local franchises, as well as, established independent restaurants offering you the best new and resale opportunities in the industry.

We are one of the nations largest brokers of existing franchise and independent resale opportunities, representing many franchisors that have corporate units, franchisees, in addition to, individuals with single eating & drinking establishments.

What Sets Us Apart:

We only talk restaurants - that's what we know!

28+ Years of Experience in the Restaurant Industry

17 Years of Experience in Restaurant Operations

12+ Years of Experience Restaurant Brokering/Sales

Strong Relationships with Various Restaurant Lenders

National Database of Prospective Buyers

Over 25,000 Potential Buyers in Our Database

Services Offered:
BUYER SERVICES: Business Selection by Identifying Opportunities that Meet Specific Criteria and Cash Flow Objectives - Schedule Showings - Help Reviewing and Understanding Financial Records - Offer, Terms and Conditions Guidance - Contract Negotiations with Sellers - Landlord Assistance - Assist with Franchisor Approval - Aid with Finding Financing SELLER SERVICES: Selling Price Valuation - Promote Your Business to Our Substantial Database - List your Business on Our Site and Other Top Business Brokering Sites - Advertise Your Business to Our Extensive Partner Network - Market Your Business Across the Internet - Screen, Qualify and Educate Potential Buyers - Contract Negotiations with Buyers - Support Throughout the Closing Process  
Areas Served:
Cook County, IL
Kane County, IL
DuPage County, IL
Lake County, IL
Will County, IL
McHenry County, IL
Our goal at EatZ & Associates is to offer you unsurpassed guidance while looking for the right restaurant opportunity or helping you sell your restaurant. Our staff with countless years of restaurant related experience in operations, brokering & sales is passionate about helping you find the right opportunity or buyer.  
Purdue University Graduate - Restaurant Hotel Management - Subway Franchisee 5 Locations 1987-1991 (4 Years) - Owner/Operator Full Service Restaurant/Bar 1991-2004 (13 Years) - Owner/Operator Fast Casual Restaurant 1998-2000 (2 Years) - Owner/Recruiter National Hospitality Recruiting Company 2004-2010 (6 Years) - Owner/Broker EatZ & Associates 2003 - Present (Currently 12+ Years)  
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Established Businesses For Sale


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Sports Bar & Pub With Gaming & Pro...



Lakemoor, IL (McHenry County)

2015 Gaming Revenue $76,740!!

A fun neighborhood restaurant and sports bar serving authentic pub cuisine and cold beer with plenty of wide screen tv’s & surround sound to watch your favorite teams! Menu features handmade burgers, pizza, sandwiches, wraps, salads, wings, meat fries, fried pickles and more. Also a delicious Friday fish fry. Fully equipped kitchen: 18ft hood, 6 burner stove with oven & flat top, pizza deck...

Charley’s Philly Steaks - Affluent...



Vernon Hills, IL (Lake County)

100% Absentee Owner

Famous for their hot, fresh made-to-order Philly steak sandwiches and other 100 % USDA choice steak, all-white meat chicken breast and fresh deli subs, grilled salads, gourmet fries and freshly squeezed lemonade. Premium spot in the food court of a popular northwest suburban mall that has just under gone a $50-million-dollar renovation to become the entertainment mecca of the area with the...

Italian Beef & Hot Dog Restaurant ...



Whitewater, WI (Walworth County)

Buy or Lease the Property!

Serving the Whitewater area with some of the finest authentic Italian food such as fresh Italian beef sandwiches, Chicago Style hot dogs, custom made Italian sausage & meatball sandwiches, delicious pasta, fresh salads, fresh cut fries, homemade Italian lemon ice and more. Daily specials. Interior is light, bright and welcoming. Simple operation. Online ordering, dine-in or carry out and...

High Volume Liquor Store Affluent ...



Oakbrook Terrace, IL (DuPage County)

Possible Owner Financing for qualified Buyers with $100k down

Great opportunity to purchase a high-volume food, liquor and tobacco store in a premium location. It’s a one-stop shop for convenience food, sought after spirits and tobacco products. Has all the high demand groceries, as well as ice, mixers, bottled water, soft drinks and snacks. Plus an excellent selection of all major brands of liquor, wine and beer, along with a large craft beer selection...

Professional Kitchen Facility Elk ...



Elk Grove Village, IL (Cook County)

Perfect for a small food manufacture or Baker

Facility includes 2 separate kitchens and another front kitchen area that can be used for cooking classes, cooking demos, parties or cooking away from home. The first kitchen is a general commercial bakers kitchen complete with a convection oven. The second kitchen is a dedicated gluten free and peanut free kitchen to accommodate special allergen needs. All kitchens are certified by IDPH and...

Pizzeria - Est. 19 years NW Subs



Elk Grove Village, IL (Cook County)

Same owners for 19 years! - Seating for 50

Serving delicious Italian food including traditional thin-crust, double-crust, pan style, Chicago style, stuffed and specialty pizzas. Along with a variety of entrees, pastas, sandwiches, wraps, salads, starters and more. As well as desserts, beverages and a kids menu. Dine in and carryout, plus catering. Dining room remodeled in 2012. Fully equipped kitchen features an 18 pan Middleby...

Restaurant & Bar with Gaming On t...



Lake County, IL

Owner Financing Available With $50,000 Down!!

Currently offering a full menu of delicious starters, beef, steak, seafood, chicken and pork dishes, plus pasta, flatbreads, sandwiches, burgers, salad bar and more. Specializing in homemade soups, salads, dressings and bread. Serving lunch and diner daily, plus breakfast on the weekends. Completely remodeled in 2014. All new decor, furniture and equipment. Full bar has 6 beer taps and 12...

Well Established Gyros Fast Food R...



Deerfield, IL (Lake County)

Established over 30 years -Same owner since 2009

Serving their famous gyros. Also tasty chicken, hot dogs, burgers, Italian beef & sausage, steaks, chops, ribs, seafood, paninis, wraps, salads, snacks, sides and more. As well as beverages, ice cream, shakes and malts. Kids menu. Daily specials. Greek specialties. Colorful interior. 50’s diner-style décor. Simple operation - dine in, take out and delivery. Plus catering packages. Online...

Fast-Casual Mexican Franchise Affl...



Hoffman Estates, IL (Cook County)

Consistent sales increase year over year

A fun & engaging fast-casual Mexican franchise serving a wide variety of fresh, handmade, customizable southwest food. Offering made-to-order burritos, tacos, quesadillas, fajitas, nachos, salads and rice bowls made from over 20 fresh ingredients. The menu also features kids, vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and low calorie options, plus every meal is served with their popular chips & salsa. ...

Local Deli Franchise Inside Office...



Oakbrook Terrace, IL (DuPage County)

No weekends no nights! Ave daily Sales $1,500/ Day

A highly successful local deli franchise offering a wide selection of fresh breads, hand-sliced meats & cheeses combined with unique ingredients & condiments to create over 50 incredible sandwiches/wraps/bagels for breakfast and lunch along with Chicago-style hotdogs. Plus freshly made chili, soups and salads. As well as coffee, juice, ice tea, fountain drinks and a variety of beverages. Also...

Wing Franchise - NW Suburbs Wkly S...



DuPage County, IL

Fast Growing Wing Franchise - Averaging 9k per week

Offering fresh, cooked-to-order buffalo chicken wings, chicken tenders, buffalo shrimp, chicken sandwiches, burgers, fresh salads, sides, desserts and drinks. All infused with their award winning sauces and rubs! Dine-in, pick-up and delivery. Plus catering with delicious party packs or platters, great for office events, games and parties. Online ordering available. Prime retail space in...

High Volume Fast Food Restaurant G...



Aurora, IL (DuPage County)

2016 Sales Up - Averaging $13,000 - $14,000 A Week!

Serving classic American food such as homemade gyros, char-broiled burgers, Italian beef & sausage and Chicago style hot dogs & polish. Also chicken, seafood, fresh salads, grilled panni’s, sandwiches and wraps. As well as pastas, tacos, burritos, quesadillas, nachos and more. Ice cream for dessert. Kids menu. Simple operation. Dine-in, carryout and catering. No transfer/royalty/ad fees! ...

Fast Food Joint NW Suburb-Well Est...



Lake Zurich, IL (Lake County)

2015 Sales $430,000 - Open 6 Days!!

Serving delicious Vienna hot dogs & polish, burgers, beef & sausage, Kronos gyros, steak, Philly, deli & sub sandwiches, wraps and more. Also soups, salads and sides featuring their fresh hand cut fries. Kids menu. Daily specials. Plus fountain drinks, sodas, iced tea, floats, malts and shakes. Warm and welcoming interior. Simple operation. Dine-in, carry-out and delivery, plus catering. ...

Rosati’s Pizzeria Far Southwest Su...



Will County, IL

Video Poker Machines Average $3k Per Month - Rent Only $1,100/Mth Gross!!

Well-known Chicagoland pizza franchise. Serving delicious Italian food including Chicago style deep dish, thin-crust and double-dough pizzas, along with a variety of pastas, calzones, ribs, chicken, seafood, sandwiches, salads, sides, appetizers and more. House made sauce, beef, dough, and lasagna made on site daily. Simple operation – dine in, carryout and delivery. Plus catering. Full...

Fast Casual Breakfast & Lunch Down...



Chicago, IL (Cook County)

Great Hours - Closes @ 3pm Daily & 2pm Sat/ Sun

Featuring 100+ hot sandwiches comprised of fresh meats, cheeses, spreads, veggies, fruits, sauces, jams and jellies on bagels, bialys, pretzel rolls and ciabatta sub rolls. Plus freshly made chili, soups and salads. As well as sides, sweets and extras. Beverages include Metropolis coffee, fountain drinks and more. Breakfast (served all day), lunch and snacks. Kids menu. Dine-in, take-out and...

Full Service Family Style Restaura...



Warrenville, IL (DuPage County)

Gross Sales over $800k

A wonderful “old style” family restaurant known for their incredible selection of delicious food and impeccable service. Offering an extensive breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner menu with great homemade dishes. Famous for their scrumptious pancakes, crepes, omelets, french toast, stacked sandwiches and sweet potato specialties. Kids menu. Daily specials. Friday fish fry. Boasts a full...

Restaurant & Bar + Banquet Rms - F...



McHenry County, IL

A great neighborhood restaurant and bar serving delicious food, drinks and so much more. Lunch, dinner, bar and catering menus offer Italian inspired appetizers, salads, soup of the day, wings, burgers, sandwiches, pizzas, pasta, entrees, desserts, kids meals and more. Plus lunch specials, daily drink specials and beer of the month. An incredible amount of space that features: Large fully...

High Volume Stewarts All American ...



Brooklyn, NY (Kings County)

A classic 1950s style restaurant famous for its Stewart's Fountain Classics - root beer and hot dogs. Also features home-style burgers, thin sliced cheesesteak, delicious sandwiches & wraps, cheese curds, fried pickles, funnel cakes and more. Plus ” The Worlds Creamiest Fountain Beverages” as well as milk shakes and floats. This location serves an expanded diner menu of breakfast, lunch and...

Cupcakes, Cakes, Gelato & Coffee -...



Kildeer, IL (Lake County)

Offering a wide variety of delicious gourmet cupcakes, all natural real Italian gelato & sorbetto and a multitude of espresso drinks made with freshly roasted Intelligentsia coffee. Along with fountain drinks and freshly brewed ice tea. Also on request, custom cakes and cookies for all occasions including weddings, showers, holidays, birthdays, graduations, bar/bat mitzvahs, corporate events,...

Stewarts Root Beer Fast Food Franc...



Bensalem, PA (Bucks County)

A classic 1950s style fast-food restaurant famous for its Stewart's Fountain Classics - root beer and hot dogs. Also serving homestyle burgers, thin sliced cheesesteak, delicious sandwiches & wraps, fresh garden salads and more. Plus ” The Worlds Creamiest Fountain Beverages” as well as milk shakes and floats. Also features a kid’s menu. American décor. Simple operation. Turnkey. No other...

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