If you’ve ever dream of opening a restaurant, perhaps you envision what kinds of professional equipment you’d stock the kitchen with, or what specials would go on the menu. But for chefs and restaurateurs looking to embark on the epic undertaking of opening a new concept or an expansion of an existing restaurant, the journey starts well before menu planning.

The action really begins with finding the exact right location. Identifying the right town, the best street and a specific building to house a restaurant is a specialized skill — and in our region, there’s no one rocking the restaurant real estate game quite like Tess Scott and Jim Pinckney of Zommick McMahon Commercial Real Estate (ZMCRE).