A well-executed lease is an important asset. It offers protection when problems arise, and adds value when you decide to sell your business. Unfortunately, most operators don't know what makes a good lease, and the typical realtor knows even less.
Sam King is a major fan of the Golden State. King, president of Long Beach-based King's Seafood Company, has built a thriving stable of 11 restaurants—five casual King's Fish Houses along with a handful of upscale seafood and steak concepts—all in Southern California.