“When my managing partner at the Sitting Duck in Long Branch, NJ decided to retire, I was faced with the decision of what to do? I decided I would not be able to run two restaurants and remain successful. So, I turned to Richard Santore of Bielat Santore & Company to sell my restaurant. His company had sold two of my restaurants already.
The restaurant I was selling was successful and I knew a buyer would be imminent, so I signed a listing agreement with the firm in October 2019. However, I did not anticipate at the time that the corona virus would also be imminent. Through Richard’s efforts we executed a contract in February 2020 with a buyer, right before everything was shut down due to the pandemic. During the ensuing 12 months the team at Bielat Santore & Company kept the deal moving forward even under the most adverse conditions, until they were able to bring the deal to the closing table.
Richard and I have known each other for over 25 years. There is no one else I would trust the sale of my restaurants with.”