What Sets Us Apart

We Know Restaurants – Building, Buying, Financing, Leasing, Owning, Operating & Selling!

36+ Years of Experience in the Restaurant Industry

Countless Years of Experience in Restaurant Operations

21+ Years of Experience Restaurant Brokering/Sales

Strong Relationships with Various Restaurant Lenders

National Database of Prospective Buyers

Over 50,000 Potential Buyers in Our Database

Over 2,500 Businesses Sold

Praise from our clients…

Top notch people to work with.  Definitely will deal with them again!

– Billy, Chicago Pizza & Catering

Highly recommend!  Very attentive service from Tom & Tim.  They assisted us in a business sale, thoroughly kept us informed along the process, which at some point can be stressful but if you have the right team/professionals on your side it becomes much easier.

– Valeriu,

Ted Aretos was amazing to work with.  Always available.  Answered every call I ever made to him.  As responsive as anyone could possibly be.  Extremely professional person to work with.  I hope to do business together in the future.  Thanks for everything

– Chadd, Zazas Pizzeria

I reached out to EatZ & Associates to sell my restaurant.  I had the pleasure to work with Ted Theodosiadis.  My experience working with him was absolutely amazing.  He made the whole selling experience stress free and worked hard to get the best deal for my wife and I.  We highly recommend.

– Anthony, Osteria Bigolaro

Tim did an exceptional job on the sale of Brenda’s.  He was very attentive and respectful.  He made us feel like we were his only clients.  Tim took our questions and concerns seriously and found a balance between our requests and the potential buyers.  I don’t know that I will be looking to get back into the restaurant business, but if I did, I would call Tim to help me.  I will be recommending him to anyone I hear trying to sell a restaurant.  Thank you Tom & Tim for all the work you both put into the sale, it means the world to us.

– Nicole, Brenda’s Frozen Custard

I’ve never seen a broker that is more organized and has absolutely everything done for the closing. I give Tim Ryan an A+!

– John, Kojak’s

Ted, thank you for all your help.  You were the best broker we have ever worked with.  You were diligent and knowledgeable.  Please send me any businesses that come your way.

– Binita, Dwight Cigarette & Liquor

I had nothing but a great experience and great service from Eatz & Associates.  I listed my pizza store with Pat Mahoney, one of the Associates at EatZ.  He managed to sell my pizza store in only one month and for the price I asked.  With Pat, you’ll  get fast speedy service and great communications – he will reply to your calls or your emails even on the weekends and late night if you have any questions or concerns.  He will go the extra mile for you to make sure your business needs are met . Eatz & Associates is the best firm out there to help you buy or sell a business.  Their professionalism will be beyond your expectation.  Give them a call if you need your business sold, you will not regret it by doing so.  Thanks, Pat…two thumps up!

– Farid, Papa Saverio’s Pizza

Tami’s positive attitude, guidance and knowledge base made all the difference!

– Ken, Cold Stone Creamery

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

– Bill, Halsted Street Deli

Thank you Ted!  Most business brokers just do an introduction, Ted actually pushed to make the entire transaction happen.  Without him, this deal might never have happened. Seriously, he did a great job.

– Greg, Wing Zone

Tim did a wonderful job on the sale of my business.  He was extremely helpful and attentive!!

– Mitch, Mario’s Pizza & Beef

Tami does an incredible job selling Cold Stone Creamery!

– Steve, National Franchise Consultants

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

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

– Ali, Rosati’s Pizza

Thanks Tim!  Here’s to you!!  I appreciate everything!!!

– Jon, Mojo’s East Coast Eats

Tami Hillier is incredibly professional, knowledgeable, friendly, honest, sincere and simply the BEST.  I have worked with Tami on several transactions, both selling and purchasing, over the last 8 years.  Her dedication to getting the deal closed can’t be beat.  She understands all facets of the transaction and her extensive knowledge of financial data is extreme value added.  If you are buying, selling, or just thinking about it, call Tami.

– Ken, Cold Stone Creamery

EatZ is quick, responsive and very helpful!

– MD, Shumi’s

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

I would highly recommend Pat Mahoney and the entire team at EatZ!  They made the selling process of my restaurant fast, easy and seamless.  Pat has great communication skills and he was very helpful with all my questions.  We had showings after only a few days of the listing and within a very short period of time the location was SOLD!  A great big “Thank You” to Pat and his team!

– Scott, Cooper’s Pizza

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

– Jim, Thai Thai Express

I have only positive things to say about working with Tami on several transactions over the past 5+ years.  She’s extremely knowledgeable, quick to respond, and does an excellent job managing the intricate details and often complicated issues that arise throughout the sale/transfer process.  She brings a lot of transaction experience and expertise on the restaurant franchise industry, and I will continue to work with her on buying and selling businesses going forward.

– Numaan, 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

EatZ sells more Cold Stones across the country than ALL other brokers combined because of their extensive experience and knowledge of the franchise.

– Jay, Kahala Corp

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

Tami, thanks again for another great transaction, always appreciate your diplomatic ways in bringing a sale together!

– Mike, Cold Stone Creamery

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

– Tim, Subway

Eatz & Associates “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

Ted works very hard to get the job done!

– Steve, Wing Zone

I have known and worked with Tami for the past few years on selling a few of my Cold Stone Creamery locations in Missouri and Washington State.  She is honest, ethical and very professional.  Together we have managed to sell our stores, as well as purchase a couple more.  She is extremely knowledgeable about Cold Stone!

– Saleem, Cold Stone Creamery

EatZ, thank you for all your help in the sale of our stores!  Wonderful to work with!!

– Mark, Cold Stone Creamery

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

– Kimika, Wing Zone

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! I deal with a lot of good negotiators and she’s up there with the best. 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.

– Meredith, Pinkberry

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

– Jeff, Cold Stone Creamery

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

– Mark, Dill Pickle Grill

Thanks so much Tami for all you have done! I would recommend you to anyone selling a business!! It was such a pleasure working with you and you are the best!

– Jerry, Cold Stone Creamery

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

– Shawn, Cold Stone Creamery

I can only hope the Real Estate Broker I find to sell my house is half as good as the Business Brokers at EatZ & Associates – they are the best!

– Dan, Nrgize

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

– Sam, Subway

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.

– Jeongtae & Jiyoung, Cold Stone Creamery

Tom 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

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

– Shawn, Cold Stone Creamery

Very much respect Tom’s assistance and professional manner.

– Dan, Red Brick Pizza

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

– Christine, Cold Stone Creamery

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

– Kevin, The Dog Joint

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

– Sarah, Cold Stone Creamery