President - Texas Restaurant Advisors
As a former business owner, Aaron understands the concerns and challenges that buyers and sellers face. As the teams business broker, he is mindful of what is most important to both sides of a successful deal.
Aaron has been in the hospitality business for over 23 years in various capacities such as vice president of sales and marketing, director of operations, manager and owner. In 2012, he and his wife made a decision to buy a failing business in Northern California and move his family there. During their tenure, sales increased over 400%, they won various awards for cuisine and they created a successful catering business from scratch. In late 2018, they sold the businesses and returned home to Texas. Both businesses continue to be successful today. In 2020, Aaron joined up with bigInk Commercial Real Estate, a firm that specializes in hospitality real estate including strategic launch and rollout, landlord representation, tenant representation, and developer consultation. For more information, visit www.biginkre.com
Aaron holds a Masters Degree in Applied Criminology from Texas A&M – Commerce and he is a licensed real estate agent in the State of Texas. He is also a member of the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA), Certified Business Intermediary (CBI), Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A Source), National Association of Realtors (NAR) and the Texas Association of Realtors (TAR). He is married and has 4 energetic boys.
CEO - bigInk Commercial Real Estate
From his days as a roving restaurateur to his current work leading PR clients to extensive accolades and booming business, Jeffrey Yarbrough has achieved unequivocal success in all aspects of the hospitality industry. How does he do it? An entrepreneur and expert networker by nature, Yarbrough shares with his clients the real life experience he gained from running his own businesses.
Don’t just take our word for it. Yarbrough’s knowledge of public relations tactics, media relations and the hospitality industry has warranted bigInk PR’s recognition as one of Dallas Business Journal’s Top 25 public relations companies in Dallas/Fort Worth.
His first entertainment accomplishment (Concept Nouveau, Inc.) was Dallas’ original four-clubs-in-one complex, including Art Bar, Blind Lemon, Club Clearview and Red. Its diverse club settings, friendly atmosphere and service, and creative marketing campaigns made the complex a role model for nightclub establishments throughout the nation.
Jeffrey’s innovative entrepreneurial spirit led him to launch Liberty Noodles in 1998, the first pan-Asian noodle house in Texas. Liberty Noodles opened on Lower Greenville in Dallas, and the whimsically chic restaurant received rave reviews. As if that isn’t enough, Yarbrough also co-wrote the nationally distributed “Complete Idiot’s Guide to Asian Cooking” with Liberty Noodles Founding Chef Annie Wong.
In 2004, Jeffrey took his knowledge of the hospitality industry – and all the booms that come with it — and opened bigInk, using his experience to help other restaurateurs and business owners avoid painful mistakes and reach sweeping success.
Jeffrey Yarbrough leads by example, not only in business, but in his ability to balance work with a busy family life as a husband and the father of triplets.