Selling Your Legacy Restaurant Equipment – Historic Restaurants

“We see our customers as invited guests to a party, and we are the hosts. It’s our job every day to make every important aspect of the customer experience a little bit better.”  – Jeff Bezos, Amazon

For the last 10, 20, or even 30 years, you’ve served your community an amazing dining experience. You’ve likely seen generations of families sit at your tables and create lifelong memories. They’ve faithfully dined at your restaurant over the years because they know you and your staff are going to treat them like family. Your place felt like a second home.

While so many other restaurants came and went, your legacy withstood the test of time. Now, you’re ready to move into the next phase of life. Instead of simply shutting the doors and putting up a “Closed” sign, why not make it an event? Why not share your restaurant’s memorabilia with all of the fans and dedicated customers you’ve created over the years? Why not pass on your equipment to a passionate chef who always happily mentions that his grills and ovens came from your restaurant?

Imagine a room filled with your favorite customers. All of them wait in anticipation to see the next souvenir they might take home and proudly display as a warm memory. Imagine the fond stories being told about your restaurant, the place where that wonderful piece of history came from. Imagine shouts of excitement from the ecstatic new owner of a picture they loved looking at as a child while eating in their favorite booth. Imagine the shout if they were able to buy the booth? 

Closing your long-standing, iconic restaurant shouldn’t be a sad time. It should be a time of celebration. It should be a time where you pass on the legacy, and the stories that come along with it, to the patrons who loved your place. 

This is where we can help, the space where Auction Masters shines. We are dedicated to honoring your time in business. We work with owners every step of the way as they prepare to transition out of their restaurant. Like you, we’ve been in the business of creating memories for a long time, over 40 years. Our commitment is to make the experience of selling your equipment a success. 


We create an event around selling your restaurant. We provide a simple process that gets you the most out of your supplies. We know you have plenty of options when deciding on how to sell your equipment, and that’s why we work to make your selling experience the best one possible. 


You could attempt to sell the equipment by yourself. This takes a lot of time and effort on your part. You have to advertise and create an outreach plan to get people interested. You’ll need to take inventory. If you’re selling items online, you must to photograph, price, post, and promote each item. You’ll likely have to haggle with buyers. And you’ll need a plan to remove the equipment. 


You could sell the equipment through a used equipment dealer. Most equipment dealers are only able to sell certain types of products like your kitchen equipment. They won’t be able to help you sell everything in your entire restaurant. You’ll still need to find a way to sell your booths, decorum, signage, and other valuable pieces of your iconic eatery. 


Auction Masters provides you with an all-in-one solution to liquidating your business. Here is Sam, a former business owner, sharing his experience with us.


“Just wanted to show appreciation for helping liquidate our equipment and inventory. It was a fast, painless process that exceeded my expectations at all levels. Sharon was very professional and managed all activities during pickup and loading. I would highly recommend your services to anyone needing on-line auction services. I will surely be contacting you in the future.”

Our team of experts and professionals not only make your selling experience a painless one. We make it an event! We are connected to a vast network of buyers who are looking for equipment just like yours. We use sophisticated marketing strategies to reach the people who will be most interested in purchasing your equipment. We make sure you’re getting the best prices for your supplies with no haggling at all. We’ve even been known to create some pretty magic moments for folks.

When you’re ready to have the best going out of business sale possible, contact us and we’ll walk you through the transition, every step of the way!