In the First Quarter of 2010 Restaurants For Sale Online registered buyers were up both over the prior quarter and the same period the prior year at 22.9% and 32.0% respectively. This is an extremely encouraging sign that restaurant transaction activity in 2010 will be more robust than 2009. As deals do not happen instantaneously, it is expected that transaction results by the beginning of the third quarter of 2010 should be up significantly from the prior year. For sellers, this may be a good time to get your listing on the market and take advantage of the buyers jumping back in. U.S. buyers had greater penetration from the new buyer base which indicates the U.S. may be leading the recovery. Below find a breakdown of how buyers registered on a regional basis during this period.