Jeff Back

J. Back & Associates Restaurant Real Estate

License Number: 00463307

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Fax: (925) 736-8200

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348 Red Maple Drive,
Danville, California 94506 (View Map)

About the Company

How I Sell Restaurants

I am celebrating 35 years specializing exclusively in Restaurant Realty and have closed approximately 400 restaurant transactions. A lot has changed since I started and some basic things have stayed the same. The biggest change is the internet. The internet has become the primary place that people go to when looking for a restaurant. I have a strong presence on the internet. I utilize the services of three large internet sites plus my own web site. I am a preferred member of Biz-Ben and receive preferential placement for my ads and receive multiple featured ads. My ads are "pushed" to their customers according to their search criteria. I don't have to wait for them to find me, I find them. I also advertise on Google Ad Works which helps get additional exposure to my web site. But my biggest advantage as a restaurant broker is that I personally interview every prospect who calls me regarding my listings. I don't rely on just the computer to sell my restaurants. By talking (and listening) to each prospect I learn what they really want or what they should want. Sometimes an ad can't completely covey what it is, and a verbal description is needed. Besides my Newsletter and the "just listed" cards I send out to over 10,000 restaurants I have a data base of clients that goes back to the beginning 29 years ago. My personal contacts in the industry are probably my greatest strength as a restaurant broker. Once the negotiating phase starts, I never give up. I work hard to get the job done and done right. I am proud of the successes I have achieved and look forward to each and every transaction getting done right.

If you are interested in selling your restaurant, I would like to have an opportunity to present my services for your consideration. I offer free evaluations for the opportunity to present my services for your consideration of a listing if you are thinking of selling your restaurant.

Broker Biography

Jeff Back (925) 736-8200



Jeffrey Back Biography

Jeffrey Back has been involved in the restaurant industry for the past 40 + years. In 1985, Mr. Back joined Grubb & Ellis Commercial Real Estate Company as a restaurant real estate specialist, and in 1988, Mr. Back founded J. Back & Associates Restaurant Real Estate, as the Bay Area's first real estate brokerage company to specialize exclusively in restaurant real estate. Mr. Back has handled over 400 restaurant real estate transactions primarily in Northern California. Mr. Back has also been engaged as an expert in the field of restaurant real estate and other related issues approximately 25 times and has given expert witness testimony.

Prior to founding J. Back & Associates, Mr. Back was President of Charlie Brown's Restaurants, a division of Restaurant Associates, Inc., for 5 years. Previous to that, he was responsible for the operating development and rollout of a prototype restaurant financed by Holiday Inns. Mr. Back also held several management positions with Lawry's Restaurants throughout California. Mr. Back graduated with a BSBA degree from the University of Denver where he majored in Hotel & Restaurant Management.

Services Provided

Listing and Selling Restaurants, Bars, and Nightclubs in the San Francisco Bay area. Also offer Restaurant Expert Witness testimony

Areas Served

  • Contra Costa, CA
  • San Mateo, CA
  • Alameda, CA
  • Santa Clara, CA
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Monterey, CA
  • Santa Cruz, CA
  • San Joaquin, CA
  • Sonoma, CA
  • Solano, CA
  • Licensed In

    • California
    • 00463307

    Professional Affiliations

    BSBA degree from the University of Denver School of Hotel Management
    Dean's List
    Lecturer at the Culinary Institute in Hyde Park New York
    Past industry board member at the University of San Francisco Hospitality Management department
    ICSC International Council of Shopping Centers attendee
    Past President of Charley Brown's Restaurants
    MUFSO Multi Food Service Operations Conference attendee

    Business For Sale Listings

    Tracy, CA 
    Tracy Diner - Entertainment Area for Sale Tracy burger diner Asset Sale in prime retail entertainment area of Tracy Motiv

    This is an Asset Sale of a Diner designed restaurant with open kitchen. It is part of a several unit chain that is being sold without the name or brand. It can be converted to any concept accepted by the landlord. This restaurant has been in business in this location since 2011. It has had sales in the $500,000- $600,000 range in the past. This is a great opportunity to own a restaurant in an area of Tracy with has many other well know restaurants and retail businesses. It has good visibility and access and parking. Size: Approximately 1,701 SFRent: $5,290 Monthly including NNN.Term approximately 3 years + (2) five year options. More info

    San Jose, CA 
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    Restaurant and full Bar Almaden Valley of San Jose Asset Sale

    This is a very prominent freestanding restaurant and bar in the upscale area of Almaden Valley of San Jose. The restaurant is part of a multi unit chain and is being offered without the trade name but with Furniture, Fixtures, and Equipment and full Liquor License. Sales have averaged over $2.0 million here. The facility has a large four sided bar and a large exhibition kitchen. The kitchen can handle any type of food. It has two 23 foot hoods and a separate exhibition pizza oven. Fabulous Kitchen!The dining room has high vaulted ceiling and tables, chairs and high top seating. The enclosed outside patio has a built-in fireplace and ample soft seating. It also has a window to the bar for More info

    Lafayette, CA 
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    Lafayette landmark coffee café established 40 years

    Landmark coffee café located in the heart of downtown Lafayette has been established since 1980 and owned by sellers for the past 15 years. Only 2 owners since 1980. This coffee café is easily assessable with ample parking. It is approximately 1,280 SF 40 seats inside + 13 outside seating on patio. The interior area is open and airy and is enjoyed by regulars in the community. There is no on site cooking but the café serves a variety of coffee drinks, premade pastries, breakfast sandwiches, smoothies, tea, and other items. It also sells coffee beans. Open 7 days a week 6 AM- 6 PM M-F and 6 AM- 5 PM Saturday and Sunday and operated by the family ownership. Lease: Term to June 30, More info

    San Jose, CA 
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    Thai Restaurant downtown San Jose near Convention Center Profitable

    This is a fabulous opportunity to purchase an established profitable Thai restaurant in a prime corner location in downtown San Jose. The restaurant is within walking distance to the Convention Center, Movie Theaters, high rise residential (new) and high rise office buildings and governmental buildings. Super prime location. The restaurant opened 2011 and the current owner is selling so she can move back to Thailand. The rent is quite low compared to the sales at only $3,700 monthly (no NNN.) Landlord is local. 2019 sales averaged approximately $50,000 monthly. Well trained employees. Voted Best Thai Restaurant in Silicon Valley in 2019 by Metro Silicon Valley. High Yelp ratings. More info

    Lafayette, CA 
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    Lafayette Pizza and Pasta restaurant established 20 years

    This restaurant has been in business for over 20 years in a prime corner location in Lafayette, CA. It has large glass windows, an open kitchen and a large outdoor patio. There is ample parking and it has good access and visibility to a major street and access to super high end residential and local businesses. There are other upscale retail and restaurants within walking distance to the restaurant. It has a beer and wine license. The interior size is approximately 2,845 SF + a large outdoor seating area. The sale is confidential. Call or email for more information about current use and opportunity to convert to another concept. More info

    Cash Flow: $277,425 
    South San Francisco, CA 
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    South San Francisco Pizzeria Est. 29 years high sales and profits

    This Pizzeria is one of the highest volume Pizzeria’s in the San Francisco Bay Area. It was established 29 years ago and has been continuously owned and operated by the same family all these years. It is an institution in downtown So. San Francisco.Downtown So. San Francisco is undergoing a major transformation with the addition of several high rise residential projects. Some of the projects are as follows:150 Airport Blvd 157 UnitsHisense (200 Linden Ave 97 Units seven story mixed use building Summerhill Homes988 El Camino Real (former car wash) 172 UnitsKilroy Oyster Point Redevelopment  More info

    Cash Flow: $90,756 
    San Ramon, CA 
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    Breakfast Lunch Café with Bakery San Ramon

    This is a popular breakfast lunch Bakery Café located in San Ramon. It was established in it's current location in 2011 after the owners had operated a bakery in the same center since 2001. They sell breakfast and lunch items as well as pastries, cookies, regular cakes, and scones , etc. The dining room is well appointed and the kitchen has a full hood for cooking and a separate baking area with a separate hood and other baking items. Beer and wine is offered. Outdoor seating. Lease: $8,800 monthly including NNNTerm: December 31, 2021 + (1) 3 year option. Size: approximately 2,400 SF Breakfast Lunch Café with Bakery established 2011 in San Ramon.No broker co-op. More info

    Solano, NM 
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    Italian Restaurant and Bar Solano County White Table Cloth

    Beautiful Italian Restaurant and Bar in a desirable location in Solano County for sale. It is approximately 2,200 SF and has an open rectangular bar and attractive dining room in a center of town location. It is currently a white tablecloth restaurant. It has an $800,000 + sales history and has been established since 2915 with an attractive lease.Rent: $3,375 including NNN (3%annual increases)Term Until 1-31-2020 + (5) year option More info

    San Jose, CA 
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    San Jose Pizza Price Reduction

    This Pizza Quick serve restaurant is located in North San Jose in a Power Center with national chain restaurants like Chick Filet, Panda Express, Panera, Chipotle, and 5 Guys. It is surrounded by high tech giants with large facilities. There is strong high density residential. that is growing by leaps and bounds The restaurant is built out with beautiful finishes and comes with a large Roto Flex oven, large mixer, and beer and wine license. Sold as an Asset Sale without the name. It has been operating approximately 7 + years. Lease: Until October 31, 2021. + (2) two (5) year options Rent: $9,858.16 including NNN. More info

    Cash Flow: $131,273 
    Monterey, CA 
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    Monterey Coffee Café highly profitable Owner will consider Financing

    An extremely profitable Coffee Café is available in a well traveled location in Monterey, CA. This coffee café produced $424,359 net sales in 2018 and is up 16% in 2019. This is one of the most popular places in Monterey to enjoy Coffee and light food. They are especially known for their Acai Bowls. They are one of the highest rated places for coffee in Monterey according to social media. Yelp 483 reviews 4.5 stars Google 284 reviews 4.6 stars Facebook 313 followers 4.8 starsAcai Bowls number 1High social media ratings are important because in a high tourist location, they are a source for new customer business that keeps the business growing. This café is located on a busy street only a More info

    Piedmont, CA 
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    Montclair Village Café Price Reduction Motivated

    This is a very high quality quick service restaurant with beer and wine located in a super prime location in the heart of Montclair Village Oakland. The restaurant has prominent visibility to the street and is among other high end shops and restaurants. It has a full kitchen with two hoods. One hood is out front in the service pick up area visible to the customer for exhibition cooking and a second hood in the kitchen. It is currently being operated as a profitable Greek Quick Service restaurant but can be converted to practically any concept. The finishing details are very nice and has inside seating for 40 + a patio facing the front street for 12. Lease: Rent: $7,029.47 + $935 NNN More info

    Cash Flow: $132,277 
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    Dublin Quick Serve Mexican Franchise

    Quick Serve Mexican Restaurant Franchised is located in a very busy Supermarket anchored shopping center in Dublin. The restaurant has been operating at this location since approximately 2002. The restaurant enjoys good profits and sales and is being operated simi absentee. The owner does not work the store on a regular basis and has a full time manager. This is a franchise restaurant with training provided by the franchisor. The location has access to a high growth strong income population with many corporate businesses nearby and strong residential. An ideal location. Lease: Term to August 22, 2022. Plus (1) five year option available through the franchisor. Rent: $13,461.75 More info

    Cash Flow: $94,000 
    El Cerrito, CA 
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    Thai Restaurant in strong location in El Cerrito Profitable

    This Thai restaurant has a great freestanding presence on San Pablo Ave in El Cerrito. It is centrally located for high exposure and easy access. The restaurant is very well equipped with a full kitchen open dining room and two bathrooms. The restaurant enjoys a good reputation in the community and has strong sales and profits.Rent: $4,464 Monthly including NNN. Term: July 31, 2020 + (1) 5 year option. street in the center of El Cerrito.Size: approximately 2,000 SFPrice Reduction Motivated seller is planning to relocate off shore More info

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