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The idea of owning a restaurant is a lifelong dream for many foodies and would-be business owners. Finding an established restaurant for sale is usually a better approach than starting one from scratch. The statistics don’t lie. Start-up restaurants have a 25% failure rate within the first year of business and a 60% failure rate within the first three years. Unless you’re someone like Gordon Ramsay or Bobby Flay, chances are you'll be chopped. An existing restaurant is another matter entirely. If you're thinking of buying a restaurant, look for something in a good location. It should be clean and up to code, have a good reputation, a strong customer base, and include a loyal and talented staff.

There are several types of restaurants, ranging from drive-ins and fast food options, to buffets and fine-dining establishments. Many restaurants that are for sale by the owner are single-location, non-franchised, full-service, sit-down restaurants. This restaurant segment alone represents a $160 billion industry that includes American, Mexican, Chinese, and seafood restaurants, as well as pizza parlors and steakhouses. Top restaurants such as Boca, Le Cirque, and The French Laundry are just a few examples of how a successful restaurant can be a gold mine for the right entrepreneur. Browse the BizQuest today and buy a restaurant tomorrow! Hide description Read more

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$225,000
Cash Flow: $120,000 
Charleston, SC 
Multi-unit Independent quick serve food business Multi Unit downtown and Beach Location Financing available

Dandelion Mergers & Acquisitions is proud to announce we are representing the seller of an independent NON-FRANCHISED quick serve food/beverage company in the Charleston area with a beachfront location.The company is unique in that it has been positioned to be franchised for expansion. If you are seeking an opportunity to purchase and established company with national potential, or are looking for a lifestyle change for a beach business, this is a great opportunity. This business can also be run as an absentee owner business. More info

$399,000
Charleston, SC 
Long Established Charleston Favorite. 25+ Years of Brand ID! Established Charleston Eatery! 25+ Years Brand ID and WELL Below Marekt Rent w/

This turnkey machine is ready for a new owner. Recent remodel over $600k. You can own this NEW, Modern and Beautiful Restaurant with Epic Brand ID! Total turnkey...Great Concept to continue. 1MILLION+ in Sales! And did we mention LOW LOW RENT? $2600 per month ALL IN! Plus option to add approx. 1200 more sq. ft. for only $800 per month.• 2400sq. ft • Coveted Neighborhood Location! • Location Second to NONE! • Strong catering program • Strong Bar Business! • Long term lease in place $2600 per month all in!• $600k+ recent remodel… This restaurant is all new and beautiful! • Bathrooms gutted and remodeled. Up to all codes and BEAUTIFUL! • It’s like getting a More info

$225,000
Charleston, SC 
Baguette Magic in Charleston, SC French Bakery and Breakfast/Lunch Restaurant

Great food, Great location, Great staff and great potentialArtisan retail bakery coupled with restaurant serving breakfast and lunchOpen kitchen and open bakery lab conceptVery good reviews , simple menu, limited ingredient, no waste , few suppliers2,000 sqft with road frontage on Folly Rd (40,000 traffic count)50+ seating restaurant and possibility to expand outdoordough sheeter, retarder/proofer, mixer, all recent purchasehood system in place sales around $400k food cost 17% rent 9%potential for growth:only retailing but could accommodate for croissant wholesale and catering or even wedding cakesonly open 6 days a week from 7am to 3pm could accommodate for dinner serviceno alcohol sales More info

$149,900
Cash Flow: $75,000 
Charleston, SC 
Upscale James Island Craft Cocktail and Wine Bar & Restaurant Upscale James Island Craft Cocktail & Wine Bar with Huge Growth Potential! Financing available

This Upscale Cocktail & Wine Lounge has quickly become one of James Island’s Favorite watering holes. This is the perfect entry level opportunity to Be Your Own Boss and own your own Bar! Very small but busy and smaller footprint means simple to run and operate as well as low overhead! Small simple menu featuring tapas and cheeses are a big compliment to the extensive wine and cocktail menu. This upscale Craft Cocktail and Wine Bar is taking full advantage of the Prohibition Cocktail Rage and is the go-to spot on J.I. For these popular drinks.Charleston suburb locations are going fast due to below market rent compared to downtown and Mt. More info

$80,000 Rosati's Pizza Featured Franchise

From the streets of Chicago to, to the streets of your town. More info

$179,000
Cash Flow: $150,000 
Charleston, SC 
Charleston, SC Turn Key Pub and Neighborhood Favorite!! Very Proftiable Chareleston, SC Pub & Neighborhood Favorite!

This turnkey machine is ready for a new owner. This Novelty Restaurant with Epic Brand ID has a unique market niche! Total turnkey...Great Concept to continue. $900k++ in Sales! Great Cash Flow over $150k++ means a fast ROI on this minimal investment! Charleston suburb locations are going fast due to below market rent compared to downtown and Mt. Pleasant!Don’t wait, 6 digit income and be your own boss are a reality NOW!• 4100sq. ft• Coveted Neighborhood Location!• Strong Bar Business!• Great lease in place $7600per month all in!• Fun Concept with a great following and unique market niche!!!!• Turn Key• Lot’s Outdoor Dining Space• Lots of on-site FREE Parking!• Clean Books • Large Seating More info

$899,000
Cash Flow: $420,000 
Charleston, SC 
**SBA Pre-Approved** Extremely Profitable Mexican Restaurant Chs, SC Big Cash Flow & Low Rent Charleston Authentic Mexican Restaurant!

This landmark and extremely authentic MexicanThe restaurant has been pleasing its loyal customersfor almost 15 years. This the PINNACLE forAuthentic Mexican Cuisine in Charleston, SC area.Guests come across county lines to dine here.Lunch and Dinner there is a steady flow of happysmiling customers. Don’t miss this prime exampleof “Turnkey Profits”!! ***Opportunities like this arevery Rare***• Extreme Pride of Ownership Throughout!• Authentic Decor and Atmosphere• The Amount of Good Will is off the charts due to the length of success and customer satisfaction.• Sales Trending up almost $300k per year for the last 3consecutive years!• All kitchen equipment New or 1 year old.• Total Turn More info

$145,000
Charleston, SC 
Johns Island Restaurant- Booming Growth-Great Location! 1000 New Homes coming around the corner! Financing available

3000sf full-service restaurant and bar located on Johns Island. Hood system, walk in cooler, and grease trap in place. Full bar set up, cozy atmosphere. Attractive space, well maintained and clean. Bring your own name as current name does not transfer. Historical sales in this location have grossed over $1 million. More info

$125,000 Crepe Delicious Featured Franchise

EVERYBODY LOVE CREPES AND GELATO!!! More info

$275,000
Mount Pleasant, SC 
Momma Goldbergs for Sale in Mt. Pleasant Great Freestanding Building Location, Close to Downtown! Financing available

Unbeatable location in Mt. Pleasant! Outdoor patio, parking and visibility. Take the current concept or bring your own! Beer and Wine license in place. More info

$179,000
Cash Flow: $190,000 
North Charleston, SC 
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*SBA PRE-APPROVED! Turn Key Restaurant/Bar! $1mm Sales for only $179k!

Fabulous Build out in A+ Locations with FAST Return on Investment. Total Turn Key...Keep same successful concept or easily convert to yourConcept. Beautiful dining room with full bar that seats 100+ and a well-equipped kitchen!Located on one of the busiest intersections in Charleston County. A 5-minute walk from 5 New Hotels, Convention Center, Airport, Boeing Airplane plant (over 10k employees), Verizon Call center, multiple office headquarters, Tanger Outlets and more!Low footprint and Low Rent mean Low cost to Operate. Priced to move so don't hesitate!• ABSENTEE RUN!!! AND PROFITABLE!!!• Systems and Training manual in Place!• Annual Net sales over $950k• LOW lease of only $5700 including More info

$50,000
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Jon Smith Subs Featured Franchise

One of the most extensive training programs in the franchising industry backed by over 60 years of experience! More info

$189,000
Charleston, SC 
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Charleston SC Pizzeria

Charleston area Pizzeria: Over 20 years of pizza service from this location. Situated in a growing market already surrounded by rooftops. Business and facility have been well maintained and updated. Excellent potential for additional sales growth. Restaurant seats 75+ with monthly rent under $4500.00. Contact Tim Hagar843-442-1872. More info

$2,100,000
Charleston, SC 
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Historic Charleston, 5 Cumberland Street

5 Cumberland Street: Full service restaurant and bar with 2am liquor service. Approximately 2900 square feet with 95 seats and located next to parking garage. Full kitchen, attractive upfit and long term market lease available. Business and real property available. Asking $2.1MM for RE and entertaining all reasonable offers for FF&E. Contact Tim Hagar at 843-442-1872. More info

$495,000
Cash Flow: $140,000 
Charleston, SC 
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Rivers Avenue Cafe in North Charleston for Sale

Fantastic opportunity for a buyer looking for immediate income with little, to no effort required. Easy hours, no late nights for an owner operator. Or run it absentee with minimal effort. Location has great visibility and access in one of the busiest neighborhoods in Charleston area. Please do not approach or contact employees regarding the sale. More info

$180,000
Cash Flow: $70,000 
North Charleston, SC 
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Famous Franchise brand available to you!

One of the most recognizable names in the food franchise world can now be yours!Almost 20 year old business has been in the same location for its entire history!Well known! Well Liked! Fun!All new equipment 3 years ago! Easy to operate with training available.Owner moving. Will share his growth plans with buyer.Call me for more details! More info

$139,000
Charleston, SC 
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Soul-Food Restaurant Booming in Downtown Charleston,SC

Charleston, SC has voted #1 tourist destination and one of the most livable cities in the U.S.!!! This restaurant is in a booming Downtown Charleston location. Major traffic artery and major developments within WALKING DISTANCE to the business. This is an opportunity to get in and up and coming location early, perfect for Current Concept, Sub Shop, Asian Concept, Coffee Shop or Taco Shop, Perfect for startup and owner-operator can make a very nice income here! • Nice and Profitable Business • Strong SDE • Low Rent only $1200 per month • Market Niche Concept • The small footprint means Small Overhead 700 sq ft • Adaptive to Many Concepts • Loyal Customer Base • Up and Coming area of More info

$75,000
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#getfried Fry Cafe Featured Franchise

Achieve high volume sales in a smaller space, with superior support and scalabilty! More info

$145,000
Cash Flow: $210,000 
Charleston, SC 
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Charleston - Semi-Absentee Fast-Casual Poke Sushi Restaurant

This highly profitable, fast-casual poke sushi restaurant is an attractive, social media friendly concept offering high quality food that is healthy and delicious. The low cost of goods and labor create a financially rewarding business with unparalleled profit margins in the restaurant industry. Our unique, creative, and diversified menu has positioned us as not only a convenience-based offering, but also as a destination location. We take pride in our award-winning recipes which have helped establish a cult-like following from our customers. Key features and benefits include:• Hottest U.S. food trend since 2015• HIGH profit margins• Amazing word of mouth and social media marketing• Fun More info

$2,700,000
Charleston, SC 
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Charleston Restaurant and Wholesale Business, $4MM+ Sales!

High Volume Restaurant and Wholesale Business: Years of positive growth and profitability History. Significant FF&E and leasehold improvements that have been well maintained with recent remodeling/updating. Sale includes real property as well as long-term leasehold interest. This is a turn-key retirement sale for a buyer seeking to acquire and established and reputable brand with unlimited growth potential. Contact Tim Hagar for additional information and financial qualifications. 843-442-1872. More info

$2,499,000
Charleston, SC 
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Charleston Free Standing Restaurant/Bar, Includes Real Property

Free Standing Restaurant with large patio and rooftop bar (property and business for sale): Turn-key 3000 square foot restaurant with additional 1500 square feet of covered outdoor space. Plenty of parking and surrounded by hotels and national retailers. Floor plan and infrastructure should easily accommodate many other concepts. $2,499,000.00. Contact Tim Hagar for details. More info

$1,975,000
Charleston, SC 
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Charleston SC Landmark Restaurant

Charleston Legacy Restaurant: High grossing restaurant with 20+ years of excellent service and profitability. Long term lease and seller training available to insure continued success. Additional growth in revenues through catering, expanded hours and retail outlet. Buyers must qualify to receive information regarding this confidential listing. Contact Tim Hagar at 843-442-1872. More info

$969,000
Cash Flow: $325,000 
Charleston, SC 
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Charleston SC Established and Profitable Full Service Restaurant

Established and Profitable Full Service Restaurant: 35 years and still running strong. $2.4M annual sales and located in burgeoning Charleston sub-market. Excellent reputation and well documented cash flow. Property is well maintained and located along major thoroughfare with easy access.Property owner will provide long term lease and consider options to purchase. More info

$100,000
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Baked, Cookies and Dough Featured Franchise

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$449,000
Cash Flow: $200,000 
Charleston, SC 
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Charleston Avondale Restaurant and Bar

Popular Charleston Avondale Restaurant: Well established with excellent reputation for food and service. Great history of strong sales and cash flow. Located in desirable Charleston market with long term lease through 2031. Owner is moving and ready to pass the torch. Contact Tim Hagar. More info

$250,000
Hanahan, SC 
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Charleston, Park Circle Area, Priced at fraction of cost

Full Service Restaurant and Bar: Beautiful build out, 3600 square feet, $17/psf base rent, total monthly rent approximately $6300/mo., 99 seats, large kitchen designed for high volume and catering. Newly remodeled with lots of new equipment including walk in cooler. Large outdoor patio with bar access. Located near popular Park Circle in upscale planned development. Easily convert from to concepts from Sports bar to full service fine dining and in between. Asking $250K. Replacement cost over $700K. Contact broker for additional information. More info

$150,000
Charleston, SC 
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Great Deal on a Turnkey Restaurant Location!

1220sf restaurant space located on an end cap in a busy shopping center. Large hood system, grease trap and walk in cooler in place. Landlord is incentivizing the tenant to build a patio as well. More info

$179,000
Charleston, SC 
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Subway America’s #1 Sub Franchise! Turn Key and Humming!

Buy this Sub Franchise for Sale in Charleston, SC that has positive sales growth and profits. Join one of the fastest-growing franchises in the world with approximately 45,000 stores located in more than 100 countries. Pacific Restaurant Brokers are offering you an unusual opportunity to buy this open and running Sub franchise for Sale. This is a turnkey situation on a store that has been grossing more than $380,000 annually.Take over the operations as a hands-on owner of the Sub franchise for Sale and you’ll get the support and experience of this winning trademark in the fast-casual restaurant business. The #1 restaurant chain in total restaurant count with more locations than any other More info

$159,000
Charleston, SC 
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Well Established Asian Fusion Restaurant Concept n Downtown Charleston

Charleston, SC is one voted #1 tourist destination and one of themost livable cities in the U.S.!!!This established restaurant is in a booming Downtown Charlestonlocation. There are major upscale hotels, retailers and majoruniversity within WALKING DISTANCE to the business. This is themost coveted address in Charleston….location doesn’t get anybetter!!Strong history of sales.? ABSENTEE RUN!!! AND PROFITABLE (over $100k per year)? Systems and Training manual in place!? AVERAGE YEARLY SALES OF OVER $900K!!!? 4000 sq ft / $54 per ft inclusive of NNN? Established over 8.5 years? Liquor, Beer and Wine License? Clean books? Owner open to limited financing? Loyal Customer base? Fully equipped More info

$200,000
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Huddle House Featured Franchise

Give your community a gathering place with Huddle House, the iconic Southern all-day breakfast franchise serving comfort food at a great value for more than 50 years. More info

$299,000
Charleston, SC 
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Charleston/W. Ashley Established Restaurant and Bar $1M Sales

W. Ashley Established Neighborhood Restaurant and Bar: $1M annual sales, 4000+ square feet plus patio with seating for additional 25 ppl. $16/psf base rent. 11 years in business and going strong. This casual concept is a real opportunity for someone to take over and build. Contact Tim Hagar for additional information. More info

$285,000
Mount Pleasant, SC 
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Charleston SC Full Service Restaurant

This opportunity located on highly visible, heavily traveled Coleman Blvd in Mt Pleasant SC, between Shem Creek and Sullivans Island on the way to the beach. Bring your own concept to this space, below market rent, 7 years remaining on existing lease PLUS (2) 5 yr options. Huge bar, outdoor patio, a real kitchen, hood system, grease trap and plenty of parking PLUS separate employee parking lot, priceless.. Available two ways, Key Only $285 K, Equipped $375 K Owner says Sell Sell Sell, no reasonable offer refused..................AVOID MT, PLEASANT IMPACT FEES More info

$98,000
Pinehaven, SC 
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Charleston Turn Key Restaurant in Popular Location

Small footprint with 20+ seats and fully renovated kitchen and dining areas. Sidewalk dining with retractable awning. Long term lease in place. Room to expand dining room. contact broker for additional information and to schedule viewing More info

$159,000
Charleston, SC 
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Charleston Neighborhood Tavern, Cheap Rent!

Entry Level Bar & Grill: 2000 square feet plus patio area for under $3,500 monthly. Great entry level bar/restaurant for first time owner/operator or seasoned veteran. Operate existing business or bring your own flavor! Contact Tim Hagar 843-442-1872. More info

$155,000
Charleston, SC 
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Charleston, Downtown near C of C, Quick Service.

Downtown Charleston Quick Service Lunch/Dinner Near C of C. Great entry level spot already making money. Low overhead and easy to operate with only 5 people. Increase existing sales by opening Sunday and offering delivery. Contact Tim Hagar. More info

$250,000
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Checkers Drive In Restaurants, Inc. Featured Franchise

Checkers and Rally's has been a pioneering force behind the American "Hamburger Nation". A bold brand for those that Live It Big! More info

$499,000
Charleston, SC 
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Franchise Sub Sandwich Units

Franchise Sub Sandwich, 2-units: 2 established and strong preforming stores located in the greater Charleston market. Sales approaching $1M combined with excellent documentation of cash flow. Great candidate for SBA financing. Confidential listing. Contact Tim Hagar. More info

$475,000
Charleston, SC 
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Savannah Hwy Freestanding Bar Location for Sale

Great freestanding location in West Ashley. Easy ingress, egress, plenty of parking and great signage and visibility! More info

$350,000
Rantowels, SC 
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Charleston/Hollywood SC Restaurant Property For Sale

Hollywood SC Restaurant Property for Sale: Freestanding restaurant site with roughly 2800 square feet and approximately 30+/- parking spaces. Property is located at 6350 Highway 162 in Hollywood. Great opportunity for investor or owner/occupant. Current tenant willing to stay in place, but has short term options only. Contact broker for additional information on purchase and leasing scenarios. More info

$349,000
Charleston, SC 
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Charleston Downtown Locals Favorite Lunch Spot

A Charleston favorite for over 12 years and running stronger than ever. Approximately 1800 square feet plus patio with nearby street parking and parking lot. Confidential sale. Contact Tim Hagar. More info

$165,000
Charleston, SC 
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James Island Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria

James Island Full Service Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria: 50 seats with full beer/wine/liquor license in place. Long term below market lease with options through 2029. Current monthly rent under $2,800.00. Great profitable little spot for “hands on” owner operator. Restaurant is located in popular anchored center with easy access and excellent visibility. Contact Tim Hagar for additional information regarding this confidential listing. More info

$150,000
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Miller's Roast Beef Featured Franchise

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$85,000
Charleston, SC 
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N. Charleston Delicatessen

North Charleston delicatessen: Long established with new long term lease located in newly remodeled center with multiple anchors. Easy access, visibility from major thoroughfare and plenty of parking. Great entry level business for hands-on owner/operator. Asking $85K. Contact Tim Hagar for additional information 843-442-1872 More info

$99,000
Charleston, SC 
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Charleston/James Island Entry Level Bar/Restaurant

James Island entry level restaurant/bar: 1250 square feet in anchored center with strong history of sales volume and great infrastructure. Bring your own concept and take advantage of this expanding market. Excellent traffic counts and walkable to over 250 apartments. Contact broker for additional information. Tim Hagar 843-442-1872. More info

$1,100,000
Cash Flow: $530,000 
Charleston, SC 
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Premier Charleston Restaurant w/ Strong Cash Flow and Records!

Excellent concept restaurant in the most desirable area of Charleston. Strong employees and operating history provide a significant competitive advantage to a new owner. Take advantage of the exploding Charleston tourism market with this opportunity. Cash flow in excess of $500,000. Call Warren Bazemore (843-685-1499) for more information. More info

$200,000
Cash Flow: $22,486 
North Charleston, SC 
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Burger Diner Restaurant for Sale

Burger restaurant for sale with $201,219 gross, $22,486 net, and over $100,000 in furniture, fixtures, equipment and inventory! Located in Charleston, SC, one of the fastest growing markets in the country, the customer base is only growing. Go into business for yourself! This is a turn-key investment. Seller is selling because of time constraints put on him by his other business in the Carolinas. He is willing to sign a non-compete agreement and provide the new owner with training at no additional cost. This is a national franchise, which will provide national training. This business is SBA pre-approved. More info

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