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NFS Multi-Unit Jimmy John's sale

Wed, 8/18/2021
  • National Franchise Sales facilitated the sale of three Jimmy John's restaurants in the Midwest in a confidential transaction.

NFS identifies Burger King buyer and consummates sale in 90 days

Fri, 8/13/2021
  • Eyas Hospitality North Carolina 1, LLC purchased a Burger King restaurant in Elizabeth City, NC

NFS Transaction time of 9 weeks

Wed, 8/11/2021
  • NFS assisted Marco's Pizza multi-unit franchisee L&K Thomas Enterprises, Inc. with the purchase of an additional unit in SoCal

Three Wienerschnitzel franchises change hands

Thu, 8/5/2021
  • Three Wienerschnitzel restaurants in Southern California were purchased by Chili, Inc. from MIBZ, Inc.

KBP Foods, Inc latest acquisition facilitated by NFS

Mon, 7/26/2021
  • KBP Foods, Inc. latest acquisition of KFC / Taco Bell and underlying real estate in Northern Maine from M.D.L. Inc was made possible by NFS KFC Resale Team.

Burger King restaurants in Alaska SOLD!

Mon, 7/19/2021
  • National Franchise Sales facilitated the sale of the Burger King restaurants in Alaska in a confidential transaction.

NFS introduces TBS Holdings to Popeyes brand

Mon, 7/12/2021
  • TBS Holdings, Inc., a multi-unit, multi-brand franchisee acquired their first Popeyes unit with a Northern California purchase which included a Five Unit Development Agreement.

A New Day is Dawning

Thu, 7/1/2021
  • First time franchise buyers, existing franchisees and private equity firms are looking for opportunities.

The Sandwich Stations, Inc. introduced to the Jimmy John's concept by NFS

Fri, 6/18/2021
  • First time franchisees The Sandwich Stations, Inc., a buyer group that was introduced to the Jimmy John's concept by National Franchise Sales (NFS) purchased three Jimmy John's restaurants in Central California

NFS sourced a new lender for Wienerschnitzel

Sat, 6/12/2021
  • NFS sourced a new lender for Wienerschnitzel that is capable and interested in providing new and existing franchisees with SBA and conventional franchise loan

NFS assists Marco's Pizza franchisee retire from the brand

Tue, 6/8/2021
  • NFS is pleased to have assisted Nick Costanzo of The Big Cheese Wads88, LLC with the sale of his final Marco's Pizza unit

Jack in the Box franchisee retires with NFS assistance

Mon, 5/24/2021
  • Retiring seller Steven Flohr engaged National Franchise Sales to sell his last Jack in the Box franchises in Southern California.

Refranchised Johnny Rockets in NV sold despite pandemic challenges

Mon, 4/19/2021
  • Unit was part of larger Johnny Rockets refranchising engagement

DQ in Missouri sells in quick transaction

Thu, 4/1/2021
  • The seller of a Dairy Queen (business and real estate) on a prime corner in a prime shopping center located in Independence, MO engaged NFS to sell the unit .

Dining Rooms Open | Managing Recovery Ahead

Thu, 3/25/2021
  • As the United States emerges from the pandemic, there is good reason to have optimism especially for the sit-down restaurants.

NFS assists Jimmy John's franchisee retire

Wed, 3/24/2021
  • From listing to changeover in just over 6 months. Buyer is now largest franchisee in the state.

Three Florida Burger King franchises and real estate trade hands

Mon, 3/15/2021
  • Three Florida Burger King franchises along with underlying real estate traded hands in a transaction in which National Franchise Sales and SRS Real Estate Partners worked in tandem through a variety of challenges.

Webinar: Franchise Restaurants & Bankruptcy

Thu, 3/4/2021
  • NFS hosts a panel of experts who discuss the process of working through a successful bankruptcy within the unique circumstances of franchise restaurants.

NFS introduces new franchisee to the Subway system

Wed, 2/24/2021
  • NFS facilitated purchase of first franchise located in Mission Viejo, CA

First time Buyer achieves dream of franchise ownership

Wed, 2/10/2021
  • NFS facilitated purchase of first franchise

NFS consummates sale of Subway restaurant in Spokane

Wed, 2/10/2021
  • NFS the consummated sale of a Subway restaurant in Spokane, WA on behalf of franchisee North Idaho Subways LLC.

Del Taco Multi-Unit Package changes hands

Wed, 1/20/2021
  • NFS sold two Del Taco restaurants in Yucca Valley, CA to an existing franchise group, Mike & Jeff Hansberger and partners.

Another Wingstop SOLD!

Wed, 1/20/2021
  • A Wingstop unit in Virginia changed hands in a transaction that occurred almost entirely during the current challenging restaurant environment

EPL in Santa Maria sold by NFS

Thu, 1/14/2021
  • National Franchise Sales brokered the sale of the El Pollo Loco restaurant in Santa Maria, CA for Pollo Meal Inc. who divested this unit but remains in the brand.

NFS President Jerry Thissen sees Prosperity in 2021

Mon, 1/4/2021
  • Since 1978 the economy has experienced several recessionary periods, and National Franchise Sales (NFS) and their clients have not only weathered them successfully, but gone on to flourish.

SOLD! Popeyes | Alaska

Mon, 12/21/2020
  • This transaction occurred entirely during the current challenging restaurant environment

National Franchise Sales kicks off Johnny Rockets Refranchising for FAT Brands

Mon, 12/14/2020
  • National Franchise Sales (NFS), a leading franchise business broker, announced this week that it has been tapped by FAT Brands to execute the refranchising program for their newest acquisition, the timeless All-American fast casual hamburger chain, Johnny Rockets.

Ritchie Labate promoted to Managing Director

Tue, 12/8/2020
  • National Franchise Sales Advisor Ritchie Labate promoted to Managing Director

5 Unit Marco's Transaction Completed

Thu, 11/19/2020
  • Multiple Units | Multiple Sellers

NFS sells Sizzler Unit through Asset Recovery

Thu, 10/1/2020
  • Sizzler Franchise | California

Webinar: Insight on the Restaurant Deal Climate.

Tue, 9/29/2020
  • Many in the franchise community have been asking themselves : How can restaurants be sold in the current environment? How are they getting financed? How are they being valued? These and other questions were examined recently during Restaurant Finance Monitor’s presentation of Buying and Selling Restaurants: Insight on the Restaurant Deal Climate.

CFE Rebecca Black promoted to NFS Associate Partner

Sat, 6/20/2020
  • National Franchise Sales, a leading franchise business brokerage company based in Southern California, is pleased to announce the promotion of Managing Director Rebecca Black, to that of Associate Partner.

Complicated Denny's transaction completed

Fri, 4/10/2020
  • The Buyer is a quality operator and franchisee of Denny’s who will remodel the location and as life returns to normal with the location fully open, this Carson Denny’s should shine brightly in the Denny’s brand.

Multiple Del Taco franchises SOLD!

Wed, 4/1/2020
  • Transaction between existing Del Taco franchisees

National Franchise Sales shares details of the SBA’s EID Program

Wed, 3/25/2020
  • Small Business Administration’s Disaster Loan Assistance program - overview & links

NFS Introduces new Franchisee to Haagen Dazs brand

Mon, 3/9/2020
  • Tully Creamery, Inc. was actively looking for acquisitions.

14 Unit Papa John's Package SOLD

Fri, 2/14/2020
  • National Franchise Sales completed the sale of 14 Papa John’s restaurants in Hawaii. The seller held the PJ rights for the State of HI. The multi-unit, multi-brand buyer, VQ PJS Hawaii LLC, is new to the Papa John's brand.

NFS brokers DQ restaurant and RE in OH

Thu, 2/6/2020
  • NFS brokered the sale of a Dairy Queen restaurant and real estate in Springfield, OH.

Jack in the Box multi-unit sale

Mon, 1/6/2020
  • National Franchise Sales completed the transfer of nine Jack in the Box franchises in the San Diego, CA area.

NFS Introduces New Multi-Unit Franchisee to IHOP Concept

Mon, 1/6/2020
  • Two units and real estate in Georgia

Three Denny's & Fee Properties change hands

Thu, 1/2/2020
  • National Franchise Sales completed a Denny's opportunity consisting of three restaurants and three fee properties in the Fort Myers area of Florida.

NFS overcomes complicated lease terms

Wed, 11/6/2019
  • National Franchise Sales tapped their database of contacts to identify existing franchisee Seaside Dining Group, Inc. for the purchase of a Denny’s restaurant in San Jose, CA. NFS was integral in the resolution of complicated lease negotiations.

Franchise Connection 2019-10

Wed, 11/6/2019
  • A newsletter for Franchisees, Prospective Franchisees, and Restaurant Owners

SOLD! 4 Jimmy John's + RE

Fri, 10/25/2019
  • NFS executed the sale of four Jimmy John’s restaurants, and one fee property in Arkansas, allowing the seller JJ Rocks, LLC to exit the brand, and the buyer GH Food Group Little Rock to establish their 2nd multi-unit market with the brand.

Financing & Lease issues resolved

Tue, 10/1/2019
  • National Franchise Sales assisted Oregon Melting Pot LLC with the purchase of their first restaurant franchise by affecting the transfer of a Melting Pot franchise in Oregon from Portland Fondue, Inc. After some financing challenges, NFS was able to identify a lender, United Business Bank, who underwrote and funded in three weeks’ time. Additionally, the transfer was made possible in part, by additional lease term added to on an expiring lease that was negotiated by NFS.

29 Applebee's in Midwest SOLD!

Mon, 9/30/2019
  • National Franchise Sales guided the sale of 29 Applebee’s units in the Midwest for Wisconsin Apple, LLC who sold to Wisconsin Hospitality Group, LLC.

Taco Bell mall location sold under guidance of National Franchise Sales

Wed, 9/25/2019
  • NFS’ experience and expertise in mall lease negotiations allowed for the lease transfer process to be conducted swiftly

NFS overcomes lease issues to successful conclusion

Thu, 9/19/2019
  • NFS was able to overcome and eliminate the risk from a poison pill in the lease and obtain the landlord consent to the lease assignment by providing a compelling story of success of the franchise buyer.

NFS finds buyer for remote area El Pollo Loco franchise

Thu, 9/19/2019
  • NFS assisted Mountain Top Pollo, Inc. in the sale of the El Pollo Loco restaurant in Big Bear, CA to multi-brand franchisee OM Shivay, Inc.

Franchise Connection 2019-08

Sat, 8/31/2019
  • A newsletter for Franchisees, Prospective Franchisees, and Restaurant Owners

Swift and smooth sale made possible by NFS

Mon, 8/26/2019
  • NFS assisted the Seller and the Buyer on the sale of five existing Five Guys restaurants in addition to a Development territory of 9 additional development rights.

NFS brokers Firehouse Subs sale in Maryland

Thu, 8/22/2019
  • A Firehouse Subs restaurant changed hands with the NFS brokered sale of Spotted Heroes, Inc.’s location in Frederick, MD to Subsforyou, Inc. who was introduced to the brand by National Franchise Sales.

NFS’ experience provided a roadmap to the successful completion of sale

Thu, 8/15/2019
  • NFS overcame two challenges with this transaction to successfully compete the sale of two The Counter restaurants in Los Angeles.

NFS closes Multi-Unit transaction in 120 days

Wed, 8/7/2019
  • Walters Boys, LLC joined the Jimmy John’s brand through the purchase of two Arizona Jimmy John’s, sold by NFS for JJ’s of Arizona, LLC

NFS negotiates sale between KFC franchisees

Tue, 8/6/2019
  • National Franchise Sales was instrumental in finding a buyer and negotiating the final sale of both a KFC restaurant and fee property in Pendleton, OR to multi-unit KFC franchisee S&H Management.

NFS secures buyer for 3 Jimmy John's

Wed, 7/10/2019
  • National Franchise Sales secured a buyer for multi-unit franchisee CDL Group, LLC who divested of 3 Jimmy John’s restaurants in Ohio

Mountain Mike's Pizza franchise changes hands

Tue, 7/9/2019
  • National Franchise Sales brokered the sale of the Mountain Mike’s Pizza restaurant in Granite Bay, CA for Sierra Concepts, Inc. who divested this unit but remains in the brand.

SOLD! 4 KFC with Real Estate

Tue, 6/18/2019
  • Winward Management Enterprises, Inc. engaged National Franchise Sales to divest of four KFC restaurants with real estate in Michigan. The buyer for the stores, Kirmani Group is a large, multi-unit KFC operator who is aggressively expanding through acquisition.

Franchise Connection 2019-06

Mon, 6/17/2019
  • A newsletter for Franchisees, Prospective Franchisees, and Restaurant Owners

Steak n' Shake gains new franchisee

Mon, 6/10/2019
  • National Franchise Sales assisted new franchisee A&O Group, LLC in the purchase of their first franchise with the acquisition of a Steak n’ Shake restaurant in Colorado Springs from retiring franchisee McD Restaurant Group, LLC.

41 Days from Purchase Contract to Changeover!

Sat, 6/8/2019
  • Vancouver, WA Baja Fresh franchise restaurant purchased by Sam and Yeshimebet Zerihun from Beacon Rock Investment, LLC

NFS facilitates complex lease negotiations

Fri, 6/7/2019
  • NFS was able to secure a high net worth buyer and facilitate complex lease negotiations resulting in preserving the location as a Denny’s while selling the business.

NFS' Lease Negotiations Save the Day!

Thu, 6/6/2019
  • NFS' assessment of the situation, contacts within the industry and extensive experience in lease negotiations directly resulted in a seven-figure net to Seller despite risk of total value loss

Oklahoma City Group adds 5 DQs

Wed, 6/5/2019
  • Multi-unit franchisee Oklahoma City Group, Inc. added five Dairy Queen units to their portfolio of franchises with the assistance of National Franchise Sales. The units, purchased from DLJ Holdings Company, LLC are located in the Oklahoma City DMA

Two Wingstop Units Change Hands

Thu, 5/2/2019
  • Wingstop franchisee CC Wings, Inc. divested of two units in Pasadena, CA, through a sale facilitated by National Franchise Sales. The buyer BJ Pithawalla is an existing franchisee of the brand.

NFS Longtime Clients Benefit

Thu, 4/18/2019
  • Longtime NFS client Pride Restaurants, LLC hired National Franchise Sales to sell a very remote Denny’s location in Jackson, CA. The buyer, Yadav Enterprises, Inc., was also a long time NFS client, and existing Denny’s franchisee.

NFS Facilitates First Time Buyer

Tue, 4/2/2019
  • National Franchise Sales assisted LB TSUJI Subway, LLC a new franchisee, with the purchase of its first Subway franchise in Hollywood, CA from Monosson Subway, Inc. NFS was instrumental in assisting the seller in being removed from the lease and exiting the brand.

Franchise Connection 2019-03

Fri, 3/29/2019
  • A newsletter for Franchisees, Prospective Franchisees, and Restaurant Owners

Six Jamba franchise in Arizona SOLD!

Wed, 3/27/2019
  • Several of the units were located in malls with changing lease terms, and the parent company changed hands during the process of the transaction. NFS was instrumental in assisting the buyer to overcome these exceptional challenges.

7 Burger King franchises in Maryland sold by NFS

Tue, 3/19/2019
  • Former Burger King franchisee KBJN, Inc. engaged National Franchise Sales to divest of seven restaurants in Maryland as they exited the brand. NFS identified buyer Armstrong Holdings LLC from their existing database of franchise buyers.

NFS identifies financing for tricky transaction

Fri, 2/15/2019
  • ienerschnitzel franchisee Hasibul Sharif acquired two units in a remote market of Southern California less than 18 months earlier but found these isolated stores too difficult to oversee. NFS was engaged to sell the two stores together, thus allowing the seller to concentrate efforts back in his core market.

National Franchise Sales executes sale of 9 Unit Burger King Restaurant Package

Thu, 1/24/2019
  • 9 Burger King Restaurants | 8 Fee Properties

NFS sells 3 Del Taco franchises, owners retire

Wed, 1/16/2019
  • NFS executed the sale of three Del Taco restaurants in Southern California in under 100 days from purchase contract to completion - facilitating the retirement of the sellers John and Delcie Johnson after 49 years as franchisees with the brand.

100 Days from Listing to Changeover!

Fri, 1/4/2019
  • National Franchise Sales tapped their database of contacts to identify existing franchisee Kang Foods, LLC for the purchase of NFS long time client JM2 Restaurants Inc.’s Arby’s in Northern California. The relationship NFS enjoys with both buyer and seller allowed the transaction to move quickly and the transfer transpired in just 100 days from listing to changeover

NFS provides Kensington Hill Capital 2 more units

Wed, 12/12/2018
  • Kensington increases operation to 46 Jimmy John's restaurants

Southern California Denny's changes hands

Fri, 11/30/2018
  • NFS sells business assets and lease term to T10

SOLD! Four Burger Kings in Alaska

Tue, 11/6/2018
  • Logistically unique transaction

NFS assists KBP Foods with Acquisition

Mon, 10/1/2018
  • MSAA Partners exits KFC brand

Papa John's Receivership Sale Complete

Fri, 8/10/2018
  • National Franchise Sales affected a sale price double the initial court approved Stalking Horse bid.

NFS completes 18 Unit Applebee's transaction

Wed, 7/11/2018
  • NFS assisted in all aspects of the transaction including the coordination of 18 lease assignments and liquor licenses in four states

NFS Engaged to Sell 19 Papa John's restaurants through Receivership Auction

Tue, 5/1/2018
  • Live Auction to be held in the Seattle-Tacoma area Wednesday, June 20, 2018

National Franchise Sales' Alan Gallup weighs in on identifying resale operators.

Mon, 4/23/2018
  • Franchise Times: How to do franchise resales right

NFS 2018 Annual Report Released

Sat, 4/7/2018
  • National Franchise Sales recently published an annual report in celebration of its 40th anniversary. This report provides a recap of company activity and industry involvement.

Tribute: NFS Team Member Ron Johnson

Tue, 4/3/2018
  • Ron Johnson was considered an invaluable asst to National Franchise Sales and will be greatly missed

2018 Spring Conference Season

Tue, 3/20/2018
  • Look for NFS at these upcoming Conferences!

National Franchise Sales reports $100M+ in sales for 2017

Wed, 1/17/2018
  • National Franchise Sales (NFS), reported completed transactions in excess of $100M in sales for the calendar year 2017.

National Franchise Sales Celebrates Milestone Anniversary

Wed, 1/3/2018
  • Specializing in the Resale of Franchise businesses since 1978


Michael Ingram part of RFDC Panel

Sun, 10/29/2017
  • The Outlook for Buying and Selling Franchises in 2018

At 40, an up-tempo plan for National Franchise Sales

Fri, 10/27/2017
  • Franchise Times Article Published October 27, 2017

Industry Veteran Ritchie Labate joins National Franchise Sales

Thu, 10/5/2017
  • National Franchise Sales, the nation's premier Franchise Business Brokerage has recently established a new Northern California office with industry veteran Ritchie Labate at the helm.

NFS Managing Director Ellen Hui participates in FranchiseWell webinar

Tue, 6/6/2017
  • Ellen discusses Exit Strategy, Succession Planning and other questions regarding the Resales of Franchise Businesses!

NFS facilitates transfer of Carl's Jr. LV DMA

Tue, 5/23/2017
  • 36 Carl's Jr. Restaurants in Las Vegas DMA

National Franchise Sales First Quarter Sales Report

Mon, 4/17/2017
  • The report is comprised of transactions that represent a diverse array of 10 brands, 67 locations and 8 fee properties totaling over $52 million, and embodies the NFS Team's work within the franchise community.

National Franchise Sales launches new website!

Sun, 3/5/2017
  • National Franchise Sales (NFS) is pleased to announce the roll-out of the franchise resale industry's most innovative website.

NFS President Jerome Thissen part of RFDC Panel

Sat, 10/15/2016
  • President, Jerome J. Thissen will be participating at the Restaurant Finance & Development Conference as a panel member for the workshop: Seven Things to Nail Down Before You Put Your Stores on the Market

NFS sells Small Chain Happi House to Industry Veteran

Sat, 6/25/2016
  • This brand/company had most everything in place to make it a Franchisor but had not pulled the trigger to become a full fledged Franchisor.

Franchise Connection 2016-01

Wed, 6/8/2016
  • Remodel Adjustments on Unit Valuations

12 Unit Taco Bell - Sold!

Mon, 5/16/2016
  • This transaction resulted in a new franchisee being approved into the Taco Bell system.

NFS 2015 Annual Report Released

Tue, 3/15/2016
  • National Franchise Sales recently published an annual report in celebration of its 36th anniversary. This report provides a recap of company activity and industry involvement.



National Franchise Sales completes Fosters Freeze Sale

Mon, 6/15/2015
  • Fosters Freeze franchise system. Fosters Freeze is an 82 unit fast food/ dairy concept boasting California's original soft serve desserts.