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Real Estate, Business Brokerage & Franchise Sales

Our Bread n Butter Real Estate & Business brokerage division is powered by National Restaurant Properties – a full service commercial real estate and business brokerage firm with offices throughout the Southeast U.S.

National Restaurant Properties services the foodservice industry by providing targeted and unique approaches to both site selection, lease and property sales/negotiations, and business acquisition opportunities.

Our services include, but aren’t limited to:

  • Foodservice Business Brokerage – Whether you’re looking for an established restaurant business, or you’re looking to sell your business, we simply are the best at what we do. As they say, you can’t sell a product you know nothing about. We are former restaurant operators ourselves, so we are multi-lingual in the languages of F-O-O-D and R-E-A-L-E-S-T-A-T-E.
  • Asset Sales – An asset sale falls under our business brokerage, it’s just a matter of limiting your purchase to the “hard assets” and the “lease” of the business, not the name, menu or intellectual property. Not only does purchasing a “built-out” asset save a ton of money in infrastructure costs, but you’ll be helping another struggling concept reduce their lease liabilities. And you’ll likely obtain a lower than market lease rate in this scenario.
  • Tenant Representation – If your concept is on the hunt for a Space for Lease, NRP has you covered. Our analysis of your needs from the perspective of a restaurant specialist, helps identify the space that checks all the boxes.
  • Landlord Representation – If you are on the hunt for a restaurant or bar tenant, NRP is your best solution. Unlike other commercial real estate brokers, our relationships within the industry run deep. And our ability to properly vet potential tenants goes levels deeper than your typical commercial real estate brokerage firm, which leads to lower vacancy rates for you.
  • Retail Property Sales – Do you have a retail or restaurant commercial property you’d like to sell? NRP doesn’t just put a sign up and wait for the phone to ring. Our relationships in the industry mean that your property likely will spend less time on the market. And we often are the restaurant entrepreneur’s first stop when they start a search.
  • Franchise Sales & Development – Do you have a concept that you’d like to franchise or need help finding qualified franchisees? Let’s have a conversation. Franchising is an expensive and tediously legal process. If you’re not ready, it can be more costly than you think. But if you are ready, our Franchise Sales Team at National Restaurant Properties gives you a leg up by being local to the markets you want to be in and being uniquely qualified to identify strong candidates for your growing brand.

National Restaurant Properties is the foundation that Bread n Butter Inc was built on. Our CEO Sherman Walters, while building the NRP brand, recognized a significant void in the foodservice world for real solutions that entrepreneurs in our industry were missing – so he decided to fill that void by launching Bread n Butter Restaurant Strategies.

“I found myself outsourcing to companies that I knew weren’t taking care of my customers, so I just decided to build a bigger tent,” says Walters.

National Restaurant Properties is the one segment of our brand he continues to oversee and mold as it grows throughout the Southeast U.S. and beyond.

“NRP exists to assist entrepreneurs in this industry to get in or get out of businesses. On the surface it seems simplistic,” says Walters. “Good dreams die hard in this business though, and I’ve seen too many good and very talented people go down in flames because they had no counsel or very bad guidance. That’s where National Restaurant Properties separates itself from other commercial real estate or business brokerage firms.”

Design & Construction

After you’ve selected the right real estate or business acquisition, the real fun begins.

Our Bread n Butter Design & Construction Team kicks into gear to help you put together a concept that reflects your personality, your brand and your menu – and ultimately the right ambiance to keep diners coming back for more and more. Gone are the days that just having great food is all it takes in this business. In today’s world, whether you’re a one-shop owner or a multi-unit franchise, nailing down the character and ambiance of a restaurant is imperative.

Meet Our Bread n Butter Design & Construction Team:

Tom Stenzel – Tom is the President of Stenzel Development and El Presidente of our Design & Construction division. Tom has led some incredible projects across the Southeast U.S.

He was responsible for the commercial division of the largest historical renovation project to date in the state of South Carolina at Drayton Mills – but now focuses his efforts on working with emerging restaurant brands – i.e., Blaze Pizza, Sabor Latin Street Grill, Wings Etc, Pi-Squared Pizza and many more. But our Bread n Butter team handles everything from small remodels of 2nd generation restaurants to ground-up restaurant projects.

Krystyna Kielbon – “KK” is the President of KK Interior Design and our Head Vibe Muse at Bread n Butter. KK has worked on hospitality projects from Dubai to London – but now focuses her energies in the U.S.

Together, our Bread n Butter Design & Construction team represents the dream team of restaurant development. No job is too big or too small. We are based in the Carolinas, but can handle projects across the Southeast U.S.

Payment Processing & POS Solutions

Today’s POS and payment processing world is completely different than just a decade ago. And it will continue to evolve.

In today’s restaurant world, you won’t find the bulky systems you did a decade ago – instead the focus is on being nimble enough to adapt to rapidly evolving technologies and platforms. Your system today needs to be sleek, nimble and have the ability to navigate the changing culture within the restaurant world on the fly (online ordering, 3rd party delivery, contactless payments, handheld hardware, etc., etc.).

And the world of merchant services and payment processing is evolving just as quickly. Not only are new currencies developing, but the walls that have always boxed retailers into a corner are starting to come down. More and more, retailers are gaining leverage on how they accept payments and who bears those fees. Our wholesale credit card fee structure and our low overhead allow us to pass significant savings along – but there are also mechanisms in place to pass those fees along to consumers that have never been available before. We are here to walk you through which scenario fits best for your business model.

Bread n Butter offers solutions and partners that stand alone or can work in tandem with one another:

  • POS & Technology – Ethan Gough heads up our POS/Technology division. Ethan leads a team of pros at PosTec that covers the entire Southeast U.S. A partnership with PosTec means you will have the best of the best at your disposal – with a variety of systems available to meet every need of your restaurant business – and a team that is available 24/7.  

    Ethan was in the restaurant business for 10 years prior to joining PosTec, with brands such as Darden Restaurants and Sagebrush Restaurant Group.“What sold me on PosTec was their dedication to the industry,” says Gough. “And I’m excited to be a part of Bread n Butter because this is a natural extension of my personal dedication to this industry.”

    Whether you’re in the market for new technology or not, drop Ethan an email with any questions you may have. He’s always happy just to talk shop with you.

  • Merchant Services – Joseph Vu heads up our Merchant Services & Payment Processing division. Joseph and his family built a laundry empire, but his passion now is with Bread n Butter Payment Strategies.

    “It’s important to be focused and on the cutting edge of every new development in this industry,” says Vu. “The pie that is every dollar that comes into your restaurant is being cut up into smaller and smaller pieces, and everyone has their hand in the jar to get a piece. Our mission is simply to make sure that our client gets their fair share of what came from their hard work and labor.”

Capital & Lending

In today’s world, money is cheaper and cheaper. The challenge is that there aren’t many lenders out there who understand the restaurant world – so when it comes to lending, restaurant entrepreneurs are typically left out of the equation and have a difficult time accessing that money. Our goal at Bread n Butter is to change that equation.

In every market where we operate, our goal is to drive “Sustainable Hospitality Economic Development.” Considering that restaurants and hospitality are usually the backbone that make developments possible in retail, residential, office, industrial, and other communities, our intention is to be the driving force behind the sustainability of this industry – and access to capital must be part of that process.

Step one is to create stronger bonds within the restaurant community that make every operator stronger, but step two is building the bridges to capital that is sitting on the sidelines or being deployed to other industries. Hospitality entrepreneurs are often left to fend for themselves in the world of banking and commerce. This seems awfully unfair.

Here are some of the products we aim to make available to the restaurant community:

  • Private Lending – we work with real estate investors and private hospitality investors that see our vision and understand how important hospitality and restaurants are to the fabric of our communities.
  • SBA Lending – our SBA partners have proven to us their ability to understand this business and the people that make it happen. That makes all the difference in the world.
  • 401K Lending – a little-known fact in the industry is that your 401K plan is a vehicle that you can leverage without penalty to support your business endeavors. We’ll show you how.
  • Merchant Lines of Credit – these were introduced to the industry decades ago; however, if you’ve ever applied for one you know how predatory in nature they can be. Our platforms offer rates and strategies that won’t suffocate your business.

Whatever your needs are, Bread n Butter can provide you with a road map to get there.

Business Growth & Operations Consulting

Business success doesn’t happen in a vacuum. Whether you’re an independent operator with one location or a multi-unit operator with a team of talent around you, the difference between success and not-in-business depends on the people and talent you surround yourself with — people who aren’t scared to give you the harsh truths about your business, and people who are invested in your success.

That is Bread n Butter Business Growth & Operations Consulting!

There’s something that nearly every person in the restaurant industry shares – a mind-set of business independence. But it’s that same mind set of independence that drives many operators into a solitary place where they refuse to ask for help.

Whether you need a holistic approach to resurrecting your brand, or just a very targeted approach to issues that are hindering your business growth, we can help:

  • Menu Development
  • Store Design and Layout
  • Leadership Training
  • Restaurant Management 101
  • Restaurant Management 102
  • HR Strategies
  • Technology Review
  • Branding and Logo Design

Our Business Growth & Operations Consulting division is headed by George Buell – an industry veteran with over 40 years in the business. George got his start in the restaurant business while getting his Bachelor’s Degree from Princeton University – and he just never found another business model as fulfilling as the one he was using.

His journey landed him in the Charleston S.C. restaurant scene, where he was an integral part of a number of successful start-ups, as well as an instructor for Hospitality Management at both Johnson & Wales University and the Art Institute of Charleston.

George brings real solutions and strategies to the table – not classroom theory. He has lived this business his entire life and thrives on helping others see real and true success in this industry.

Staffing Solutions

Your staff is the heart and soul of your business. Good people and good leadership are the foundation to every successful operation.

Bread n Butter is leading the charge on solving the constant personnel issues that are affecting our industry – whether that’s through partnerships with over vendors such as GigPro, or developing solutions internally. It doesn’t matter who fixes it, as long as it gets fixed!

Our Bread n Butter Staffing Solutions division is headed by Adam Aschcraft. Adam and his wife own JonesCraft Restaurant & Hotel Recruiting, a boutique recruiting firm that serves as a strategic recruiting resource in the restaurant and hospitality industries. They fill leadership positions for our clients, from single location management to chief executive officers.

But in his role with Bread n Butter Staffing Solutions, Adam dives deeper into the personnel issues that are challenging our industry. We are constantly identifying and supporting the efforts of any new and improved systems that support this effort.

Marketing Services

There is no “one size fits all” approach to hospitality marketing, but whatever your needs, we have the solutions.

Bread n Butter Marketing services offers a full suite of services for both the little guy just getting started, or the multi-unit monster looking to refresh their brand or design a marketing platform that will reach their customers.

The world is constantly changing for the industry. It used to be that the magic formula was to identify a location with good traffic and exposure, put together a great menu, and watch the people pour in. Today though, location is still important, but the definition is changing. Digital marketing has changed the game. The key is to be where your customers are and leverage digital channels to reach them.

Bread n Butter can help you with:

  • Development of Your Branding and Logo
  • Incorporating Branding into Your Store Design
  • Developing All Social Media Channels
  • Managing Social Media Channels
  • Creating Eye-Catching Video Content
  • Creating A Great Website w/ Online Ordering
  • MUCH, MUCH MORE!
Real Estate, Business Brokerage & Franchise Sales
Our Bread n Butter Real Estate & Business brokerage division is powered by National Restaurant Properties – a full service commercial real estate and business brokerage firm with offices throughout the Southeast U.S.

National Restaurant Properties services the foodservice industry by providing targeted and unique approaches to both site selection, lease and property sales/negotiations, and business acquisition opportunities.

Our services include, but aren’t limited to:

  • Foodservice Business Brokerage – Whether you’re looking for an established restaurant business, or you’re looking to sell your business, we simply are the best at what we do. As they say, you can’t sell a product you know nothing about. We are former restaurant operators ourselves, so we are multi-lingual in the languages of F-O-O-D and R-E-A-L-E-S-T-A-T-E.
  • Asset Sales – An asset sale falls under our business brokerage, it’s just a matter of limiting your purchase to the “hard assets” and the “lease” of the business, not the name, menu or intellectual property. Not only does purchasing a “built-out” asset save a ton of money in infrastructure costs, but you’ll be helping another struggling concept reduce their lease liabilities. And you’ll likely obtain a lower than market lease rate in this scenario.
  • Tenant Representation – If your concept is on the hunt for a Space for Lease, NRP has you covered. Our analysis of your needs from the perspective of a restaurant specialist, helps identify the space that checks all the boxes.
  • Landlord Representation – If you are on the hunt for a restaurant or bar tenant, NRP is your best solution. Unlike other commercial real estate brokers, our relationships within the industry run deep. And our ability to properly vet potential tenants goes levels deeper than your typical commercial real estate brokerage firm, which leads to lower vacancy rates for you.
  • Retail Property Sales – Do you have a retail or restaurant commercial property you’d like to sell? NRP doesn’t just put a sign up and wait for the phone to ring. Our relationships in the industry mean that your property likely will spend less time on the market. And we often are the restaurant entrepreneur’s first stop when they start a search.
  • Franchise Sales & Development – Do you have a concept that you’d like to franchise or need help finding qualified franchisees? Let’s have a conversation. Franchising is an expensive and tediously legal process. If you’re not ready, it can be more costly than you think. But if you are ready, our Franchise Sales Team at National Restaurant Properties gives you a leg up by being local to the markets you want to be in and being uniquely qualified to identify strong candidates for your growing brand.

National Restaurant Properties is the foundation that Bread n Butter Inc was built on. Our CEO Sherman Walters, while building the NRP brand, recognized a significant void in the foodservice world for real solutions that entrepreneurs in our industry were missing – so he decided to fill that void by launching Bread n Butter Restaurant Strategies.

“I found myself outsourcing to companies that I knew weren’t taking care of my customers, so I just decided to build a bigger tent,” says Walters.

National Restaurant Properties is the one segment of our brand he continues to oversee and mold as it grows throughout the Southeast U.S. and beyond.

“NRP exists to assist entrepreneurs in this industry to get in or get out of businesses. On the surface it seems simplistic,” says Walters. “Good dreams die hard in this business though, and I’ve seen too many good and very talented people go down in flames because they had no counsel or very bad guidance. That’s where National Restaurant Properties separates itself from other commercial real estate or business brokerage firms.”

Design & Construction

After you’ve selected the right real estate or business acquisition, the real fun begins.

Our Bread n Butter Design & Construction Team kicks into gear to help you put together a concept that reflects your personality, your brand and your menu – and ultimately the right ambiance to keep diners coming back for more and more. Gone are the days that just having great food is all it takes in this business. In today’s world, whether you’re a one-shop owner or a multi-unit franchise, nailing down the character and ambiance of a restaurant is imperative.

Meet Our Bread n Butter Design & Construction Team:

Tom Stenzel – Tom is the President of Stenzel Development and El Presidente of our Design & Construction division. Tom has led some incredible projects across the Southeast U.S.

He was responsible for the commercial division of the largest historical renovation project to date in the state of South Carolina at Drayton Mills – but now focuses his efforts on working with emerging restaurant brands – i.e., Blaze Pizza, Sabor Latin Street Grill, Wings Etc, Pi-Squared Pizza and many more. But our Bread n Butter team handles everything from small remodels of 2nd generation restaurants to ground-up restaurant projects.

Krystyna Kielbon – “KK” is the President of KK Interior Design and our Head Vibe Muse at Bread n Butter. KK has worked on hospitality projects from Dubai to London – but now focuses her energies in the U.S.

Together, our Bread n Butter Design & Construction team represents the dream team of restaurant development. No job is too big or too small. We are based in the Carolinas, but can handle projects across the Southeast U.S.

Payment Processing & POS Solutions
Today’s POS and payment processing world is completely different than just a decade ago. And it will continue to evolve.

In today’s restaurant world, you won’t find the bulky systems you did a decade ago – instead the focus is on being nimble enough to adapt to rapidly evolving technologies and platforms. Your system today needs to be sleek, nimble and have the ability to navigate the changing culture within the restaurant world on the fly (online ordering, 3rd party delivery, contactless payments, handheld hardware, etc., etc.).

And the world of merchant services and payment processing is evolving just as quickly. Not only are new currencies developing, but the walls that have always boxed retailers into a corner are starting to come down. More and more, retailers are gaining leverage on how they accept payments and who bears those fees. Our wholesale credit card fee structure and our low overhead allow us to pass significant savings along – but there are also mechanisms in place to pass those fees along to consumers that have never been available before. We are here to walk you through which scenario fits best for your business model.

Bread n Butter offers solutions and partners that stand alone or can work in tandem with one another:

  • POS & Technology – Ethan Gough heads up our POS/Technology division. Ethan leads a team of pros at PosTec that covers the entire Southeast U.S. A partnership with PosTec means you will have the best of the best at your disposal – with a variety of systems available to meet every need of your restaurant business – and a team that is available 24/7.  

    Ethan was in the restaurant business for 10 years prior to joining PosTec, with brands such as Darden Restaurants and Sagebrush Restaurant Group.“What sold me on PosTec was their dedication to the industry,” says Gough. “And I’m excited to be a part of Bread n Butter because this is a natural extension of my personal dedication to this industry.”

    Whether you’re in the market for new technology or not, drop Ethan an email with any questions you may have. He’s always happy just to talk shop with you.

  • Merchant Services – Joseph Vu heads up our Merchant Services & Payment Processing division. Joseph and his family built a laundry empire, but his passion now is with Bread n Butter Payment Strategies.

    “It’s important to be focused and on the cutting edge of every new development in this industry,” says Vu. “The pie that is every dollar that comes into your restaurant is being cut up into smaller and smaller pieces, and everyone has their hand in the jar to get a piece. Our mission is simply to make sure that our client gets their fair share of what came from their hard work and labor.”

Capital & Lending

In today’s world, money is cheaper and cheaper. The challenge is that there aren’t many lenders out there who understand the restaurant world – so when it comes to lending, restaurant entrepreneurs are typically left out of the equation and have a difficult time accessing that money. Our goal at Bread n Butter is to change that equation.

In every market where we operate, our goal is to drive “Sustainable Hospitality Economic Development.” Considering that restaurants and hospitality are usually the backbone that make developments possible in retail, residential, office, industrial, and other communities, our intention is to be the driving force behind the sustainability of this industry – and access to capital must be part of that process.

Step one is to create stronger bonds within the restaurant community that make every operator stronger, but step two is building the bridges to capital that is sitting on the sidelines or being deployed to other industries. Hospitality entrepreneurs are often left to fend for themselves in the world of banking and commerce. This seems awfully unfair.

Here are some of the products we aim to make available to the restaurant community:

  • Private Lending – we work with real estate investors and private hospitality investors that see our vision and understand how important hospitality and restaurants are to the fabric of our communities.
  • SBA Lending – our SBA partners have proven to us their ability to understand this business and the people that make it happen. That makes all the difference in the world.
  • 401K Lending – a little-known fact in the industry is that your 401K plan is a vehicle that you can leverage without penalty to support your business endeavors. We’ll show you how.
  • Merchant Lines of Credit – these were introduced to the industry decades ago; however, if you’ve ever applied for one you know how predatory in nature they can be. Our platforms offer rates and strategies that won’t suffocate your business.

Whatever your needs are, Bread n Butter can provide you with a road map to get there.

Business Growth & Operations Consulting
Business success doesn’t happen in a vacuum. Whether you’re an independent operator with one location or a multi-unit operator with a team of talent around you, the difference between success and not-in-business depends on the people and talent you surround yourself with — people who aren’t scared to give you the harsh truths about your business, and people who are invested in your success.

That is Bread n Butter Business Growth & Operations Consulting!

There’s something that nearly every person in the restaurant industry shares – a mind-set of business independence. But it’s that same mind set of independence that drives many operators into a solitary place where they refuse to ask for help.

Whether you need a holistic approach to resurrecting your brand, or just a very targeted approach to issues that are hindering your business growth, we can help:

  • Menu Development
  • Store Design and Layout
  • Leadership Training
  • Restaurant Management 101
  • Restaurant Management 102
  • HR Strategies
  • Technology Review
  • Branding and Logo Design

Our Business Growth & Operations Consulting division is headed by George Buell – an industry veteran with over 40 years in the business. George got his start in the restaurant business while getting his Bachelor’s Degree from Princeton University – and he just never found another business model as fulfilling as the one he was using.

His journey landed him in the Charleston S.C. restaurant scene, where he was an integral part of a number of successful start-ups, as well as an instructor for Hospitality Management at both Johnson & Wales University and the Art Institute of Charleston.

George brings real solutions and strategies to the table – not classroom theory. He has lived this business his entire life and thrives on helping others see real and true success in this industry.

Staffing Solutions
Your staff is the heart and soul of your business. Good people and good leadership are the foundation to every successful operation.

Bread n Butter is leading the charge on solving the constant personnel issues that are affecting our industry – whether that’s through partnerships with over vendors such as GigPro, or developing solutions internally. It doesn’t matter who fixes it, as long as it gets fixed!

Our Bread n Butter Staffing Solutions division is headed by Adam Aschcraft. Adam and his wife own JonesCraft Restaurant & Hotel Recruiting, a boutique recruiting firm that serves as a strategic recruiting resource in the restaurant and hospitality industries. They fill leadership positions for our clients, from single location management to chief executive officers.

But in his role with Bread n Butter Staffing Solutions, Adam dives deeper into the personnel issues that are challenging our industry. We are constantly identifying and supporting the efforts of any new and improved systems that support this effort.

Marketing Services
There is no “one size fits all” approach to hospitality marketing, but whatever your needs, we have the solutions.

Bread n Butter Marketing services offers a full suite of services for both the little guy just getting started, or the multi-unit monster looking to refresh their brand or design a marketing platform that will reach their customers.

The world is constantly changing for the industry. It used to be that the magic formula was to identify a location with good traffic and exposure, put together a great menu, and watch the people pour in. Today though, location is still important, but the definition is changing. Digital marketing has changed the game. The key is to be where your customers are and leverage digital channels to reach them.

Bread n Butter can help you with:

  • Development of Your Branding and Logo
  • Incorporating Branding into Your Store Design
  • Developing All Social Media Channels
  • Managing Social Media Channels
  • Creating Eye-Catching Video Content
  • Creating A Great Website w/ Online Ordering
  • MUCH, MUCH MORE!