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Dec 2, 2014
Article #274
Author: Mel Jones

On November 3, 2014 sold its 500th restaurant to Brent Hoke of Lake Tapps Washington, near Seattle. The restaurant he purchased was The Burger Joint in Goodyear, Arizona. 

"I started this company in 2004 with a dream about making the buying process easier" says Mel Jones, president and founder of,  "and 500 restaurants later I still find myself trying to make the buying process easier through education of my brokers and customers. I'm proud of my team of dedicated brokers whose only job is to service our customers.  My team did all the work and deserve all the credit I was merely their helper. No company has sold more restaurants in this short of a period of time than SellingRestaurants, NO COMPANY! I look forward to helping my team sell another 500 restaurants in the coming years!" 


Mel Jones is one of the premier restaurant brokers in the nation having published hundreds of articles on buying and selling a restaurant and bar business, selling thousands of restaurants in CA., WA and AZ and building one of the most copied business models in the brokerage industry.  Mel started SellingRestaurants in 2004 with the one simple concept, give the buyers the information they need to make intelligent buying decisions without being pestered by a broker or hiding information, prepare the business for market by researching key details that make or break deals and educate the buyer on the buying process to create an intelligent buyer.  Prior to SellingRestaurants, Mel was a Chief Financial Officer for Universal Music Group, the largest music company in the world.  There he participated in more than $11.5 billion of merger and acquisition transactions.  He also work for top companies such as Nestle Foods, USA. He hold a Bachelors in Business Administration Finance as well as attened Law School at Gonzaga University.  Give Mel a call at 480.274.7000 or e-mail him at [email protected] if you have any questions. 


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