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

With over 32 years of franchise and independent restaurant experience, EatZ & Associates works with both national, regional and local franchises, as well as established independent restaurants.

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

Our team delivers with countless years of brokering and commercial real estate experience from working with landlords, franchisors, franchisees and independent owners across the country. We have sold over 900 businesses in the past 17 years!

Meet Our Team Of Brokers

You are only a phone call or email away from our support!

Tom Traina

  • 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 17+ Years)
  • Also Broker ARNI Realty Inc.

Tami Hillier

  • University of Puget Sound Graduate – Business & Marketing
  • INTRAV, Senior International Director 1993-1998 (5 Years)
  • INTRAV, Director of Sales 1998-2001 (3 Years)
  • Luxury Domain, VP of Sales & Marketing 2001-2004 (2 Years)
  • Kahala Franchise Company, VP of Cold Stone Creamery Sales 2004–2008 (4 Years)
  • Partner EatZ & Associates 2008-Present (Currently 12+ Years)
  • Also Broker Keller Williams Realty Professionals

Ted Aretos

  • University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Graduate – Chemical Sciences
  • Owner/Operator Multi-State Valet Parking Company 2005-2012 (7+ Years)
  • Owner/Operator Full Service Restaurant & Bar 2007-2009 (2 Years)
  • Owner/Operator Award Winning Fast Casual Concept 2009-2017 (8.5 Years)
  • Owner/Operator Full Service Restaurant & Bar 2010-2012 (2 Years)
  • Market Partner EatZ & Associates 2017 – Present (3+ Years)
  • Also Broker ARNI Realty Inc.

Pat Mahoney

  • University of Wisconsin/Stout Graduate – Hotel/Restaurant Management
  • General Manager/Kitchen Manager – Casual Steakhouse Chain 1992-2000 (8 Years)
  • Sales/Marketing Associate – Sysco Foodservice 1999-2004 (5 Years)
  • Owner/Operator – Full Service Restaurant/Bar 2004-2006 (2 Years)
  • Owner/Operator – Carryout/Delivery/Catering Pizza Shop 2006 – 2018 (12 Years)
  • Broker EatZ & Associates 2018 – Present (2+ Years)
  • Also Broker ARNI Realty Inc.

Tim Ryan

  • William Rainey Harper College – Hotel/Restaurant Management
  • Manager – Dominick’s Finer Foods Inc 1985-1990 (5 Years)
  • Subway Franchisee 5 Locations 1988-2019 (30 Years)
  • Owner/Operator Pizza Place Multiple Locations 1998-2003 (5 Years)
  • Member Subway Co-Op Advertising Board 2000-2019 (19 Years)
  • Subway Consultant 2013 – 2019 (6 Years)
  • Broker EatZ & Associates 2019 – Present (1+ Years)
  • Also Broker ARNI Realty Inc.

Ted (Theo) Theodosiadis

  • Cambridge University/Rosary College Graduate – Economics/Finance
  • Chicago Board of Trade – Soybean Option Trader & Risk Manager 1992-1998 (6 Years)
  • Owner/Operator Multiple Commercial Projects & Direct Management of Multi-Family Developments + Business Brokering 1998-2014 (16 Years)
  • Co-Owner/Operator of Multiple QSR & Full Service Restaurants 2009-Present (11 Years)
  • Broker EatZ & Associates 2020-Present
  • Also Broker ARNI Realty Inc.

Our Mission – To Offer You Unsurpassed Guidance

Our goal at EatZ & Associates is to offer you unsurpassed guidance while looking for the right restaurant to buy or helping you sell your restaurant.

Our staff with countless years of restaurant related experience in operations, brokering and sales is passionate about helping you find the right opportunity or buyer.

And because EatZ specializes in the restaurant industry, you can be rest assured that our professional brokers have the most up-to-date sale information in the restaurant industry.

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