A National Business Brokering Firm
Specializing In The Restaurant Industry

We are one of the nation’s largest restaurant brokers of franchise and independent resales.

With over 36 years of franchise and independent restaurant experience, EatZ & Associates works with national, regional and local franchises, as well as, established independent restaurants.

We represent franchisors that have corporate units and individual franchisees, as well as sellers with single or multiple eating & drinking establishments.

Our goal at EatZ & Associates is to offer unsurpassed guidance to both buyers and sellers looking to buy or sell in the food & beverage industry.  Our staff with countless years of restaurant related experience in operations, brokering and sales, is passionate about helping you find the right restaurant to buy -or- finding the right buyer for your restaurant!

Praise from our clients…

Tami sold 3 of our stores for us. She was able to get what we needed to sell them for. And she was fast & efficient finding qualified buyers. Couldn’t be more pleased with her services. Give her a try. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain!

Jeff, Cold Stone Creamery

Ted did everything that he could on my behalf and I could not have been more pleased in his role as my broker. He was both diligent and thorough. Thank you again.

Ted, Monster Eats

Tami! I would recommend her 1000 times over. She definitely knows what she’s doing and she’s not just good at it…she is exceptional! Keith says he deals with a lot of good negotiators and she’s up there with the best. And I enjoyed working with her so much. It’s a stressful transition and she never once made it more stressful. She always put me at ease and I always trusted that I was in good hands with her. So THANK YOU!

Meredith, Pinkberry

Tom knows the Subway process inside and out – wonderful to work with!

Tim, Subway

EatZ is quick, responsive and very helpful!

MD, Shumi’s

You are very fortunate to have someone like Ted working for you. His commitment to me was only surpassed by his level of integrity. Ted always kept his cool and kept mine under check as well. He was my complete advocate from start to finish. His attention to detail is impeccable. After months of negotiations, we culminated the sale today. If you could clone Ted, do it. Thank you for having him on your team and on mine as well!

Simon, World of Beer

I have yet to meet a broker that will work as hard as Ted!

Jim, Thai Thai Express

Ted Aretos was our broker on the sale of our restaurant and I must say of all the business transactions I have had with brokers, Ted and EatZ was the best experience I have had in many years.  Ted is very communicative, thorough, responsive and a pleasure to work with. He is detailed oriented and kept me at ease as the sale progressed through to the closing.  I would recommend Ted Aretos for your restaurant transaction.  We were listed with another broker and after we listed with EatZ, they had 3 offers within 3 days.  Excellent customer service and very experienced with restaurants both on the sale and purchase sides!

Alice, Rock N Ribs

Eatz & Associates 2015 Best of Fox River Grove Award – Consulting Services

For achieving exceptional marketing success in their local community & business category.  A company that enhances the positive image of the broker business through their outstanding service to their customers and our community.

Fox River Grove, IL

Tami sells more Cold Stones across the country than ALL other brokers combined because of her extensive experience and knowledge of the franchise having done an outstanding job for us as VP of Sales – Cold Stone Creamery for 4 years!”

Jay, Kahala Corp

Ted works very hard to get the job done!

Steve, Wing Zone

Tami is very quick, thorough and focused – which is very much appreciated.

Shawn, Cold Stone Creamery

Ted, Thanks for your efficient, courteous and professional service. It was a pleasure working with you!

Kimika, Wing Zone

Tom does a remarkable job working through any issues and moving the deal forward.

Bill, Halsted Street Deli

Truly appreciate all that Tami has done in the past few months:  her assistance and advice, especially her honest and sincere conversations, as well as her professionalism – an absolute pleasure working with her.  We are deeply grateful.

Jeongtae & Jiyoung, Cold Stone Creamery

Tom does an amazing job keeping deals together.  Highly recommend!

Mark, Dill Pickle Grill

EatZ & Associates did a fantastic job finding a buyer for my Cold Stone Creamery!

Sarah, Cold Stone Creamery

I can only hope the Real Estate Broker I find to sell my house is half as good as Tami is as a Business Broker – she’s the best!

Dan, Nrgize

Tom made selling my Subway very easy.  I highly recommend him!

Sam, Subway

With her exceptional work ethics, Tami is a rare shining star!

Steve, National Franchise Consultants

EatZ & Associates has an excellent understanding of the franchise process.

Ali, Rosati’s Pizza

Tami has the right personality and knowledge for this business – valuable resource for both buyers & sellers!

George, Red Mango

We listed our store with EatZ; within two weeks had a signed contract and closed within five weeks.

Jim, Scooby’s Red Hots

There are not enough words to thank Tami for all she did to assist with the sale of my Cold Stone.

Jeff, Cold Stone Creamery

Tom has a vast knowledge of the restaurant business – gets deals done!

Kevin, The Dog Joint

Tami has the patience of a saint and her professionalism is unmatched in this industry.

Christine, Cold Stone Creamery

Impressed with Tami’s knowledge, responsiveness and pleasant nature.

Shawn Williams, Cold Stone Creamery

Very much respect Tami’s assistance and professional manner.

Tom Baney, Red Brick Pizza


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