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John A. Russo Jr.

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For buying, selling, or appraising restaurants, turn to the specialists who know the business and marketplace better than anyone in Connecticut. All associates have restaurant backgrounds. We have handled restaurant sales exclusively since 1990, selling 300 restaurants worth more than $39 million. We sold 30 Connecticut restaurants in 2004/2005 worth more than $9 million including: Brannigan's in Southington, Constantine's in Niantic, Oxbow in Hartford, Cabin in Meriden, Vito's in Middletown, and Three Lions (now Anna's) in South Glastonbury.

John A. Russo, Jr., President founded Just Restaurants in 1990. Prior ownership interests in Connecticut include: Jonathan's Lakeside Restaurant (Windsor), Ruth's Chris Steakhouse (Newington), The Windsor House (Windsor), and The Town Squire Restaurant (Hartford). His family currently owns the Landmark Bidwell Tavern (Coventry). His expertise also encompasses finance, real estate investments and authorship. He has served in various executive capacities for the Travelers and Hartford Insurance companies. Mr. Russo earned an M.B.A. in finance from the University of Connecticut and holds a B.S. in Meteorology from the City College of New York.

John A. Russo, III, Vice President is the ranking executive in Hartford, Middlesex, Tolland and Litchfield Counties. Mr. Russo received his Bachelor's Degree in Restaurant and Hotel Management from Johnson and Wales College, Providence, Rhode Island and has over 20 years experience in the restaurant industry. He served as Operational Manager of The Town Squire Restaurant (Hartford), as Food and Beverage Manager at La Renaissance (East Windsor), and Assistant Manager of The Blacksmith Tavern (Glastonbury). He recently spent six years as Owner/Operator of the highly successful Jonathan's Lakeside Restaurant in Windsor. Mr. Russo, an experienced chef as well as manager, will work closely with Sellers and Buyers, utilizing his overall technical restaurant talents.

Areas Served:
Hartford County, CT  

Established Businesses For Sale


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30 year Mediterranean Restaurant



Hartford, CT (Hartford County)

Retireing after 30 years

This is a unique restaurant situation around and well known in Hartford County for 30+ year. The small plate menu has become very fashionable. The sales are $841,759 and an owner/operator should net close to $140,000/year. There is a beer and wine license here as well.

Busy Mediterranean Style Restauran...



Hartford, CT (Hartford County)

Hartford County Gem!

This is a unique Resaturant with a Mediterranean/Greek menu doing 1,389,000 Sales annually. An owner/ operator can net $271,000 + annually. The owners are retiring and have been pretty much absentee for the past year or so. This is a great opportunity!

Very Popular Lake Area Tavern( Pri...



East Haddam, CT (Middlesex County)

Owner retiring Price Reduced

Price Reduced Owner retiring. Year and a half return on your investment!!! This is a well established Restaurant with a full liquor license, with 100 seats and a 50 seat patio. It is a beautiful area with 2 Lakes nearby. The owner has created a very diverse menu that focuses on a Steaks, chicken, burgers, BBQ,and great appetizers. The Rent is very good at $2810 and the owner Nets $100,000. This...

Pizza Pizza



New Haven County, CT

This is a very clean turnkey operation. It is a take out only operation! The rent is very good and is on a main road in a very upscale shoreline town. Owner also does some catering to local schools and events. Cash flow is around $78,000. This would be a great opportunity for a pizza guy or a husband/Wife Combo.

South End Breakfast /Lunch



Barry Square, CT (Hartford County)

This is a great opportunity for a young couple operation or a seasoned cook to take over a turn key operation in Hartfords well populated south end.There are 120 seats and a well equipped kitchen. Owners daughter is going to school and keeping the Restaurant going at the same time and is very motivated. dont pass this opportunity by! Call AJ 860-830-1238

Popular Brick Oven Restaurant



New London County, CT

This Restaurant has been voted best pizza by Readers Choice Awards3 years running. The sales and profits have consistently increased in the Last 3 years with a 2014 cash flow of $131,930. The staff is very well trained . This is a great opportunity for a new owner to take over a well operated Restaurant and keep it going with a return on your investment in less than 2 years.

Southwest Grille



Hartford County, CT

This Restaurant was put together 4 years ago. It is top of the line with a Chipolte type concept. ( South western Style). The 3600 sqft facility seats 85 people with a full bar and patio. The Restaurant is very clean and up to date. The Rent is 3500/monthNNN. Absolutely Beautiful!

Exellent BBQ Restaurant opportunit...



Hartford County, CT

Great opportunity ,( UNDER PRICED TO MOVE QUICKLY), for a husband and wife team or a chef operator to take over a business that is fined tuned and ready to go.The place only has 60 seats but did $890,000 sales last year (WOW). Equipment is all in great shape. Including full basement prep area and Large Walkin cooler. Owner nets app. $100K

Newly Remodeled Pizza/Pub operatio...



New London County, CT

This is a Newly remodeled exquisite Pizza Bar doing approx $12000/wk. It is under priced at $125000. The furniture and equipment replacement value is over $200,000 in this 4500 sq ft facility with over 200 indoor seats and an outside patio.

Newly Remodeied/Equipped Italian R...



Middlesex County, CT

This is a beautiful remodeled and equipped Italian Restaurant with a unique trio of products. ( Resaturant, Bar, and room with pizza bar. Sales will be about $800,000 for the initial year. A great lease for less than $3,000/mo. 3 apartments upstairs available for rental income for Restaurant owner. 175 seats + exellent 44 seat patio overlooking route 1. This is a take a look and make an offer...

Busy Sports Bar/Nite Club



Hartford County, CT

Nothing needed!!! Take over this very successful absentee owner situation and make 100k per year.

Busy Breakfast/Lunch opportunity.



Tolland County, CT


Price Reduced Prime Glastonbury Ce...



Glastonbury, CT (Hartford County)

This Restaurant has been in this location for 16 years. It's Sales were $1,800,000 4 years ago, The owner is retiring and leaving a fully equipped Restaurant for a price of reduced to $115,000 with a beautiful Patio on Hebron ave in prestine Glastonbury

Premier Sports Bar(PRICE REDUCED)



Hartford, CT (Hartford County)

This is one of the most popular Sports Bars in the Hartford area. Previously Voted Top 5 sports establishment in the State. The decor is beautiful with 50 tv's, many right at you own table. 2014 Sales around 1,000.000 with a profit of $200,000. Your return on investment is 1and1/2 years. A great opportunity for a sports fanatic operator who can run a great Restaurant operation.

Very Profitable Pizza Restaurant



New London County, CT

This is an exellent very profitable Pizza operation, 50 years at this location and 16 years with present Owners. Sales are about $600,000 annually or $11,500/wk. The net cashflow is approximately $200,000/year. Which is exellent for a 2000 sqft operation. Both on prmises dining and take-out are exellent. There is no delivery at this time. There is presently a beer and wine License and this entire...

Diner Type Shoreline Restaurant/Pr...



New London County, CT

This Restaurant has been a main stay in the East Lyme/ Niantic area for over 30 years, 20 + by the existing owner. The Restaurant serves Breakfast ,Lunch and Dinner. Sales have exceeded 1m for many years. (1,200,000) (20k+/wk) the most recent, with a cash flow of $332,988 for the year. The Property is available now or during a short term option period, at the appraised value.

Landmark Mexican Shoreline Restaur...



New Haven County, CT

This is one of the best Mexican Restaurants in Connecticut. It has been in operation for 40 years and is very popular and profitable. The owner is retiring. sales of $1,111367 with a net profit of $148,000. It is on .42 acres of land and the property is also available at $450,000 now or via a short term option.

Profitable Bistro



Litchfield County, CT

Take over this very well runned operation and you will get your investment back in less than 2 years. The present owner has created a very profitable operation and has decided to let go after 20 successful years.

Busy and Profitable Shoreline Rest...



New London, CT (New London County)

2 year return on you investment with this very Popular and fun Shoreline Restaurant and Grille, located on busy street in a Large town with 45k population. If you like busy, busy this ones for you. Sales are constantly increaseing with very little advertising.The Menu is very diverse. (There is something for everybody). Furniture and equipment in exellent shape, large outdoor patio, very...

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