How to Buy a Restaurant

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Learn how to buy a restaurant from industry experts and Restaurant Brokers  Eric and Robin Gagnon. Satisfy your Appetite for Acquisition.

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Subway Franchise For Sale in Georgia

 

4244Buy this Subway franchise for sale and join the #1 restaurant chain in the nation.  Take advantage of this opportunity to own an open and operating unit. 

Seller says buy this Subway franchise for sale and take over immediately!  He's ready to make a deal on a business that's the undisputed leader in fast, healthy food. The easy-to-prepare sandwiches are made to order right in front of the customer, precisely the way they want, using freshly baked breads, select sauces and a variety of delicious toppings. Buy this Subway franchise for sale and you’ll get world-class support before you even make your first sandwich and well beyond. As part of the brand support system you will take advantage of full training, advertising, product development, purchasing cooperative, field support and much more, offered by the brand.  It is rare to find a unit outside the system for sale but the restaurant brokers have this one ready to take over today.

This a rare opportunity to own an open and operating Subway franchise for sale. The current owner is retiring so he's ready to transfer this successfully operated store to a new owner, along with training on running this successful business. 

This open and operating Subway franchise for sale features gross sales from the owner of $165,120 and earnings of over $40,000. Food Costs are 27%. Great long term leases are in place and the brand assists in renegotiation of all leases. The current rent is $1630 per month including CAMS, taxes and insurance. Buying this Subway franchise for sale gets you the advantage of owning a proven business with a low investment, simple operations, local and national recognition.

We have teamed with several franchisee financing companies where you can apply for loans to help you get your business off the ground. Learn more about these approved financing companies.

Contact the expert restaurant brokers today to learn more about this Subway franchise for sale.  Preference for all buyers will be given to those already within the Subway system or approved by the brand. 


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Restaurant Brokers Eric Robin GagnonBuying a Restaurant?  Contact restaurant brokers Eric and Robin Gagnon, founders of the national restaurant brokerage franchise, We Sell Restaurants.  We are industry experts, authors, speakers and radio show hosts. Our award winning book, Appetite for Acquisition, was named Best of 2012 by Small Business Book Awards.  It's been described as "the  definitive guide for anyone looking to enter the restaurant industry!" We have listed and sold hundreds of restaurants for sale on our powerhouse restaurant for sale website wesellrestaurants.com

Restaurant Brokers Talk Going From Restaurant to Retail

 

 

July 26th, 2014 – The Restaurant Brokers, Eric and Robin Gagnon, are talking to restauranteurs who took their product out of the store and onto the grocery store shelf!  They are joined on their weekly radio show by the CEO and president of Atlanta Bread Company, CEO of The Chef Shelf, and CEO and chef of Davio’s Nothern Italian Steakhouse/Davio’s Frozen Food.

This week Eric and Robin are talking to panelists who know all about taking a business from “Restaurant to Retail.”  Have you got that secret sauce everyone’s raving about and you’re looking to take it to supermarket shelves across the nation? Well, tune in this Saturday, July 26th, 2014 on AM TALK920. These panelists have figured out how to successfully monetize their product through alternate distribution channels.  They are sharing their tips for success with listeners. 

 Don’t miss it because these CEOs aren’t holding back! They all agree that while success may not happen quickly, there is, according to at least one of these experts there is “great demand for brands to be in supermarkets.”  They all agree it can be harder than you think to move your restaurant offerings onto restaurant shelves since as one guest puts it, “You don’t go to Costco overnight.” 

 What are some of the challenges? Steve DiFillipo of Davio’s distributes his frozen food brand in more than 3,000 outlets nationwide and says, “Don’t think you’ll get restaurant markups!”  Other advice from this panel, “When going from restaurant to retail your brand has to be consistent with the supermarket’s brand and you have to be realistic.  Lastly, pick and choose your items to put forward at retail.  As these experts tell us, “Don’t think you can do everything on your menu.”

 Atlanta Bread President Jerry Couvaras has developed a 140,000 square foot bakery facility that turns out 52,000 muffins an hour on just one line.  He is adamant that quality control can set you apart saying, “Quality, quality, quality (is) the point of difference” He adds that the bakery distribution side of the business is a benefit for his franchisees.  It allows his total brand to benefit from a large Research and Development chef team, ultimately helping both the retail store (franchise units) as well as sales in outside retailers.  

 Chef Shelf owner Tanner Agar says you can and should start small saying, “It can be lucrative and a lot of fun…It’s so important the product represents them.” 

 Tune in to get more details and advice like what trust has to do with going into retail and the real key to branding a product. How long should it take to start seeing your product in stores? Who should you be selling to? Is retail right for you and your brand? Join us Saturday and find out the answer to these questions and more!

This Week’s Guests:

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CEO and president of Atlanta Bread Company Jerry Couvaras:

Jerry is a strategist, a visionary, and a leader.  His early career success in South Africa saw him thrive in investment banking, where he gained invaluable internal exposure in a wealth of industries. This afforded him limitless opportunities once here in the US. Upon making Atlanta his home some twenty years ago, he saw a sandwich chain as a smart early investment not for what it was, but for what it could be, and he soon capitalized on the company’s expansion potential to set new standards in the market. Recognition for such initiatives came rapidly. In 2003, he was a finalist for Ernst & Young’s Southeast Businessman of the Year. Today, Bake One and Atlanta Bread develop and supply new product innovation for some of the largest global customers based here in the US, while exporting to fifteen countries worldwide. Jerry continues to stand as a model of success. He’s been a guest speaker at recognized establishments and featured in high-profile business publications, including Donald Trump’s The Way to The Top.

 He graciously serves as a Trustee of Woodruff Arts Center, and sits on the Boards of Directors with The Hirsch Academy, FOCUS (Families of Children Under Stress), and Concorde Fire Soccer Club.

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 Chef and CEO of Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse/Davio’s Frozen Food Steve DiFillipo:

Steve is a chef, owner, restauranteur and author. His Davio’s brand is in Atlanta, Boston, Philadelphia, and Foxborough, Maine. This consummate restauranteur and Culinary School graduate has also taken his brand outside these location and into more than 3,000stores including Cosco, Big Y and BJ’S. The Davio’s Frozen Food line of popular Spring Rolls-Philly Cheesesteak Buffalo Chicken, Shrimp Cojita and Chicken Parm are in the coolers at stores in more than 40 states across the U.S.

Steve is a graduate of Boston University and the Cambridge School of Culinary Arts. He is very involved in the community, serving on several non-proft boards. It all started at the age of 24, Steve purchased an established restaurant called Davio’s in Boston’s Back Bay. That was his first in a succession of popular restaurants changing the concept to a Northern Italian Steakhouse.

In 2008 he was inducted into the Massachusetts Restaurant Hall of Fame and in 2014 was awarded Restauranteur of the Year. He is also the author of “It’s All About the Guest: Exceeding Expectations in Business and in Life, the Davio’s Way.”

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CEO of The Chef Shelf Tanner Agar:

Tanner Agar worked as a chef and server in fine dining in Canada, the US, and Spain. While a student at TCU he started The Chef Shelf to help chefs and restaurants package their award winning recipes and connect customers to the flavors they love through products, videos, and recipes. Tanner also hosts a 15 second cooking show on Instagram.

 About We Sell Restaurants

We Sell Restaurants is the nation’s largest restaurant brokerage firm specializing in restaurants wanted (restaurants for sale), leasing a restaurant and franchise restaurant resales.  The We Sell Restaurants brand is known nationwide for professionalism, industry knowledge and unmatched service. They can be found online at www.wesellrestaurants.com.  The firm is franchising their brand nationwide and has offices in Florida, Georgia, Colorado, Tennessee and South Carolina.

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Restaurant Brokers Eric Robin GagnonBuying a Restaurant?  Contact restaurant brokers Eric and Robin Gagnon, founders of the national restaurant brokerage franchise, We Sell Restaurants.  We are industry experts, authors, speakers and radio show hosts. Our award winning book, Appetite for Acquisition, was named Best of 2012 by Small Business Book Awards.  It's been described as "the  definitive guide for anyone looking to enter the restaurant industry!" We have listed and sold hundreds of restaurants for sale on our powerhouse restaurant for sale website wesellrestaurants.com

Subway Franchise Restaurant For Sale

 

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Buy this Subway Franchise Restaurant for sale and own one of the world's largest restaurant chain.  Why take seven months to open a new business?  Simply buy this open and operating Subway franchise restaurant for sale!


Seller and his wife are ready to retire and that's the only reason he is selling this successful store they have been operating for over a decade. Take over the operations as a new hands on owner of the Subway franchise restaurant for sale and you’ll get the support and experience of this winning brand. Contact the restaurant brokers today for more information about this Subway franchise restaurant for sale.

What's so special about this brand?  Subway is the world's largest restaurant chain and one of the most respected brands in the industry. This Open and Operating Subway franchise restaurant for sale has sales on the books of more than $361,000 last year and net earnings over $100,000. Food Cost at this location is 27%. These numbers are based on an owner/operator. Buy this Subway restaurant franchise for sale and you get the power of brand that is ranked by Zagat as the #1 most popular category, #1 in service and #1 in healthy options, a trend that just keeps growing in a health conscious America. 

This Subway franchise restaurant for sale has great long term lease is in place and the brand assists in renegotiation of all leases.  The current lease situation is $4,541 per month including CAMS, taxes and insurance. This is a great opportunity to own your own business, but not just any business, a proven business with a low investment, simple operations, national and local support, national and regional advertising, a two week training program, ongoing learning for owners and staff, store development assistance, lease negotiations and much, much more
 
Preference for all buyers will be given to those already within the Subway system or approved by the brand. 

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Restaurant Brokers Eric Robin GagnonBuying a Restaurant?  Contact restaurant brokers Eric and Robin Gagnon, founders of the national restaurant brokerage franchise, We Sell Restaurants.  We are industry experts, authors, speakers and radio show hosts. Our award winning book, Appetite for Acquisition, was named Best of 2012 by Small Business Book Awards.  It's been described as "the  definitive guide for anyone looking to enter the restaurant industry!" We have listed and sold hundreds of restaurants for sale on our powerhouse restaurant for sale website wesellrestaurants.com

Restaurant Brokers talk Asian cuisine concepts

 

July 19th, 2014 – The Restaurant Brokers, Eric and Robin Gagnon, are joined on their weekly radio show by Yuen L.Yung of How Do You Roll?, Randy Murphy of Mama Fu’s and Patty Sriskiew of Natalee Thai.

This week Eric and Robin are focusing on Asian Cuisine! They are interviewing restaurant operators who are serving flavors showing Americans have moved beyond the basic “wok and roll.” The 2014 Culinary Forecast from Nation's Restaurant News shows Southeast Asian cuisine is gaining popularity along with out of the bento box thinking like Asian inspired breakfast items.  You’ll hear from these operators on what is making their concept fresh, different and appealing to consumers. Guest range from Shark Tank winner How Do You Roll? to Mama Fu’s, an Asian brand on the comeback trail.   

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What happens when you get a million dollar injection into your business? The restaurant brokers asked How Do You Roll co-founder Yuen Yung this question.  He appeared on ABC’s Shark Tank and left with a cool one million dollars to grow his brand.  According to Yuen, “What you see on TV in eight minutes” is just a portion of the more than 90 minute grilling from the Sharks.   In the case of How Do You Roll, one shark stepped up to put more money in their restaurant chain than any other concept had previously been awarded on the show.

According to the guests working to expand their brand (Mama Fu’s and How Do You Roll?), one challenge facing today’s franchise operator is finding real estate.  The restaurant brokers agree that yes, “everyone is looking for real estate between 1500 and 2000 square feet.”  One response when space is expensive, do less with more.  Mama Fu’s President and CEORandy Murphy says his franchise Asian restaurant chain has figured out how to significantly reduce their square footage and double profits.  

Listen to this week’s show as the restaurant brokers take on Asian Cuisine and all elements ranging from the main ingredients to the customer profile.  Is it possible to build a process around a cuisine as old as history itself?  Yes, says Yuen Yung of How Do You Roll, “To be a sushi chef takes time and training, we’ve found ways to systemize it.”

This Week’s Guests:


Co-Founder of How Do You Roll? Yuen L. Young:

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Yuen L. Yung co-founded the fast-casual sushi dining franchise in 2008 with his brother Peter Yung. Yung’s entrepreneurial spirit has always been evident and after years of being a successful financial advisor, he launched a franchise practice with two partners… but Yung was no stranger to the restaurant industry. As a child he ran the cash register at his parents’ restaurant where he gained valuable experience.

           

Being the first of its kind, How Do You Roll? leads the sushi revolution by offering unique ingredients such as soy wraps, grilled chicken and beef, and seasonal fruits such as strawberries. Those intimidated by raw fish as well as sushi aficionados can find exactly what they want. The fast casual sushi concept appeared on Shark Tank and attracted a million dollar investment from one of the sharks.

 

Yuen sees How Do You Roll? as an opportunity to leave an impression on the world, by making sushi more accessible and creating world peace through cultural fusion. He declared "making the world better, one stomach at a time" as How Do You Roll’s mission.

 

Randy Murphy of Mama Fu’s:

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Mr. Murphy began his professional career in High Tech software development and sales as a consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers, Tivoli Systems and Digital Motorworks.  He also helped to create and build the Business Process Management software company, Lombardi Software that recently sold to IBM.  During this tenure in High Tech, Mr. Murphy also owned and operated a software development and consulting business, Murphy Consulting.  He has a B.A. degree in Economics from The University of Texas, Austin.

After nearly 13 years in High Tech, Mr. Murphy began his transition over to the restaurant business and now has over a decade of restaurant operations and franchise experience.  He has held operational roles at various quick service, fast casual and full service brands, and has held nearly every position from bussing tables to Area Director, and at one point Mama Fus largest franchisee.

Mr. Murphy made the leap from franchisee to franchisor when he and partners acquired the Mama Fu’s Asian House brand in 2008 from Raving Brands out of Atlanta, GA.  Since moving the headquarters to Austin, TX and improving and redefining the brand through 9 corporate owned and operated stores, Mama Fu’s is now actively growing its franchise base once again with 19 total stores operating and nearly 70 units in various stages of development.

Mr. Murphy has brought core operational changes to Mama Fu’s such in-house delivery, Flex Casual dining service (fast casual lunch, full service dinner), and full adoption of technology in all areas of the business from site selection, marketing, mobile apps, consumer ordering and loyalty, social media and staff management.  Since acquiring the brand, unit level revenues have increased by 20 percent while startup costs have decreased by 25 percent, and in 2012 Mama Fu’s was recognized as 13 on the Fastcasual.com Top 100 Movers and Shakers, and was awarded the prestigious NRN Menu Masters, Menu Trendsetter award.   Mama Fu’s focuses on franchising with experienced, multiunit operators and has franchise partners in the system that also currently or have operated brands such as Buffalo Wild Wings, Melting Pot, Wendys, Chilis, McAlisters Deli, Sonic, Egg and I, SmashBurger, and Little Caesars.

Mr. Murphy co founded Murphy Adams Restaurant Group, Inc. with Mark Adams, and is President and CEO of the company and the Mama Fu’s franchise system.  Mama Fu’s is a recognized contributor to many local schools, churches and youth organizations in the Central Texas area through its 9 year old, CORE fundraising program. Mr. Murphy and his wife Rebecca live in Austin, TX with their two children, Charlie and William.  Mr. Murphy spends spare time as a Little League coach and active member of Young Presidents Organization, and enjoys travelling with family, following Longhorn sports, and mountain biking.

 

Patty Sriskiew of Natalee Thai:

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Patty Sriskiew of Natalee Thai Cuisine has had a feature segment on KCAL9 of Los Angeles, California and Natalee Thai has won many awards including the 2013 Argonaut Award for Best Thai in the Best of The Westside awards. Natalee Thai was also awarded the Thai Select Premium Award by Thailand Ministry of Commerce.  

This Thai restaurant offers traditional Thai dishes, a pleasant dining atmosphere, and friendly staff. The recipes are prepared with the freshest ingredients and they make use of the fresh local products whenever possible. Also adhering to Asian cultural tradition, all of Natalee Thai’s meals are served "Family Style."

About We Sell Restaurants

We Sell Restaurants is the nation’s largest restaurant brokerage firm specializing in restaurants wanted (restaurants for sale), leasing a restaurant and franchise restaurant resales.  The We Sell Restaurants brand is known nationwide for professionalism, industry knowledge and unmatched service. They can be found online at www.wesellrestaurants.com.  The firm is franchising their brand nationwide and has offices in Florida, Georgia, Colorado, Tennessee and South Carolina. 

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Restaurant Brokers Eric Robin GagnonBuying a Restaurant?  Contact restaurant brokers Eric and Robin Gagnon, founders of the national restaurant brokerage franchise, We Sell Restaurants.  We are industry experts, authors, speakers and radio show hosts. Our award winning book, Appetite for Acquisition, was named Best of 2012 by Small Business Book Awards.  It's been described as "the  definitive guide for anyone looking to enter the restaurant industry!" We have listed and sold hundreds of restaurants for sale on our powerhouse restaurant for sale website wesellrestaurants.com

Cafe and Bakery for Sale in Nashville Tennessee

 

4229Cafe and Bakery for sale in historic arts area and Nashville's central business district. Food & Wine Magazine named it one of Nashville’s 10 Best Plates. 

Buy this Cafe and Bakery for Sale  is in the heart of Nashville’s historic arts district.  This great location has been featured in Food & Wine Magazine as one of Nashville’s 10 Best Plates. 

This Cafe and Bakery for Sale by the restaurant brokers is offering a cosmopolitan experience with a local neighborhood vibe! This well located Cafe and Bakery for Sale has 1300 square feet, great staff, affordable rent, a modern menu, and a combination of an old-style coffee house atmosphere with an urban look that will surprise you! But the owners must sell before the end of the summer so time is running out!  1300 square foot space rents for just $2250 per month including utilities! 
 
From signature coffee syrups to fresh-baked breakfast to inspired seasonal sandwiches, this Cafe and Bakery for Sale caters to the sophisticated palate with a‘local haunt’ mentality. This isn't your average coffee house and sandwich spot. All pastries, breads, cakes and tarts are homemade in-house with special attention to quality ingredients and locally sourced products. The very well equipped kitchen has what you need to make the best homemade sandwiches, soups,specialty coffees and baked goods in town. 

Just three minutes from exiting the highway, this Cafe and Bakery for Sale in Tennessee has access to plenty of parking space—without the hassles or added stress of most City-Center cafes. There are over 3,700 residential living spaces in the surrounding area and many of Nashville’s most visited Country Music attractions, museums, performing arts venues, hotels and restaurants are all within walking distance of this cafe and bakery for sale. 
 
This Cafe and Bakery for Sale can be converted to any concept that does not require an exhaust hood and a grease trap so use your imagination and call us today!Please click on the link below to sign an electronic confidentiality agreement and obtain the name, address, and view photographs of this opportunity. If you have any questions please do not hesitate in giving your certified restaurant broker, Mitzi Matlock, a call at 615-988-9788


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Restaurant Brokers Eric Robin GagnonBuying a Restaurant?  Contact restaurant brokers Eric and Robin Gagnon, founders of the national restaurant brokerage franchise, We Sell Restaurants.  We are industry experts, authors, speakers and radio show hosts. Our award winning book, Appetite for Acquisition, was named Best of 2012 by Small Business Book Awards.  It's been described as "the  definitive guide for anyone looking to enter the restaurant industry!" We have listed and sold hundreds of restaurants for sale on our powerhouse restaurant for sale website wesellrestaurants.com

Bakery for Sale in Georgia Seen on National TV

 
Buy this bakery for sale in Georgia that's been featured on national TV. Perfect if you want a low stress environment filled with sweets that make everyone happy!  

This bakery for sale is a wonderful place for a good cup of coffee, delicious pastries, and great sandwiches. Their menu rances from fresh brewed coffee, homemade cookies, pastries, cupcakes, and cakes to sandwiches. Their reputation for yummy is unmatched in their market.  Some of the most requested goodies at this bakery for sale are the beautiful layered fresh strawberry cake and the red velvet cake.  The owner will transfer all the recipes and train you to take over their bakery for sale.  

4148Current owners are absentee so there is huge opportunity to expand the sales beyond the $140,000 they did last year.  This Bakery for sale already hosts some events like bridesmaids’ lunches, baby showers, and kids’ parties. A new owner can dramatically grow the sales by expanding on these opportunites as well as the Take Out, Delivery and Catering business.

Adorable location was featured on an HGTV show and continues to get incredible traffic every time it airs.  The restaurant features inside and outdoor seating, and a spacious patio in the back.  Rent for this bakery for sale is just $2500 per month for this 1200 square foot location.  There is a 5 year lease with a fiye-year option in place that an be assumed by the new operator in Georgia.  

Super well equipped bakery for sale includes a refrigerated bakery case, espresso machine,  dry bakery case, ice machine,  heating bins, cobalt mixer, refrigeration and freezers and much more. 

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Restaurant Brokers Eric Robin GagnonBuying a Restaurant?  Contact restaurant brokers Eric and Robin Gagnon, founders of the national restaurant brokerage franchise, We Sell Restaurants.  We are industry experts, authors, speakers and radio show hosts. Our award winning book, Appetite for Acquisition, was named Best of 2012 by Small Business Book Awards.  It's been described as "the  definitive guide for anyone looking to enter the restaurant industry!" We have listed and sold hundreds of restaurants for sale on our powerhouse restaurant for sale website wesellrestaurants.com

Restaurant Brokers talk Restaurant Training on Weekly Radio Show

 

July 12, 2014 – The Restaurant Brokers, Eric and Robin Gagnon, are joined on their weekly radio show by Joe Kelly of Talent Served, Kim Zimmerman of Kim Zim Hospitality and Misty Young of Squeeze In Truckee.

Joe Kelly, Robin, Kim Zim, Ashley,EricThis week Eric and Robin are questioning a panel filled with successful people about Restaurant Training. Restaurant training can be one of the last things new owners look into, if they look into it at all, but it should be one of the first! Join us as our panel tackles the hard questions and the Restaurant Brokers help you get ready to run the most rewarding operation you can, the right way!       From right: Joe Kelly, Robin, Kim Zim, Ashley, Eric

                                                       

How do restaurants train their staff to deliver greatness? How do the best restaurant companies get everyone on the same page when it comes to service? Has training become more affordable for restaurants over the years? Does an investment in training lead to lower turnover and happier employees? How much restaurant training has shifted to video or online training? What does the training of the future look like? Well, Kim Zim can tell you this, it’s not what it used to be.

 

“You can’t use grandma’s training tools, they don’t work anymore!” Kim Zim of Kim Zim hospitality said.

Tune in Saturday, July 12, 2014, on Talk920 for answers to all these questions and more gems from Kim Zim and our panel of experts!

This Week’s Guests:

Joe Kelly professional recruiter of TalentServed:

His firm is made up of hospitality industry veterans with broad experience in operations and corporate human resources with many of the industry's top companies. He helps restaurateurs and understands the real world challenges that hospitality professionals face in their day-to-day work life.  He also grasps what companies are looking for in their future leaders.

Misty Young chairman of Squeeze In Franchising:

Her firm helps others become owners of a high quality, well known, systematically designed and developed restaurant opportunities. She is co-owner of Squeeze In, a four location restaurant collection based in Reno and Tahoe with a fifth location opening in Northern California in the fall of 2014.

She's a certified member of the John Maxwell Team, and as a Coach, Speaker and Trainer she serves independent restaurant owners and other small business owners, to help achieve business and personal success.

The Author of From Rags to Restaurants: The Secret Recipe to Restaurant Success, describes herself as a high energy restaurant owner, expert with confidence, diligence and tenacity.

Misty grew up in a family restaurant where she was introduced to the business. 

Kim “Kim Zim” Zimmerman Florence of Kim Zim Hospitality LLC:

She has more than 20 years’ experience delivering award-winning training, operations, leadership development, human resources and branding successes for some of the biggest names in the restaurant and hospitality industry.

During her five years with InterContinental Hotels Group as the Brand Service Culture champion Kim helped Hotel Indigo grow from 7 to more than 34 domestic and international properties.

Prior to that she served as Director of Training for Ted’s Montana Grill, a national restaurant chain founded by Ted Turner. Kim also worked with DiscoverLink to develop an e-learning training program specializing in skill training, acculturation, and compliance training for the hospitality industry.

She is one of only 43 individuals to be certified as a Continuous Improvement Leader, and the only individual to be certified as an instructor, by Atlanta-based The Leadership Institute.

Florence has spoken at numerous professional conferences, including the National Restaurant Association. She most recently spoke at the 2011 national conference for the Council of Hotel and Restaurant Trainers (CHART).

About WeSellRestaurants

We Sell Restaurants is the nation’s largest restaurant brokerage firm specializing in restaurants wanted (restaurants for sale), leasing a restaurant and franchise restaurant resales.  The We Sell Restaurants brand is known nationwide for professionalism, industry knowledge and unmatched service. They can be found online at www.wesellrestaurants.com.  The firm is franchising their brand nationwide and has offices in Florida, Georgia, Colorado, Tennessee and South Carolina. 

 

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Restaurant Brokers Eric Robin GagnonBuying a Restaurant?  Contact restaurant brokers Eric and Robin Gagnon, founders of the national restaurant brokerage franchise, We Sell Restaurants.  We are industry experts, authors, speakers and radio show hosts. Our award winning book, Appetite for Acquisition, was named Best of 2012 by Small Business Book Awards.  It's been described as "the  definitive guide for anyone looking to enter the restaurant industry!" We have listed and sold hundreds of restaurants for sale on our powerhouse restaurant for sale website wesellrestaurants.com

Red, White and Barbecue: The Restaurant Brokers talk Barbecue

 

July 5, 2014 – The Restaurant Brokers Eric and Robn Gagnon are joined by the National Barbecue Association and Smoke Ring Atlanta on their weekly radio show.

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It’s the Holiday weekend everyone is Barbecuing so this week it’s Red, White, & Barbecue! Eric and Robin are joined by Roy Slicker, president of the National Barbecue Association (NBBQA), and owner of Slick’s Que Co., a BBQ restaurant and product company based in Central Oregon; and Jordan Wakefield, Executive Chef at Smoke Ring where he’s serving up Jordan’s take on “Georgia-Style Barbeque” in Atlanta’s Castleberry Hill community.

Looking for grilling tips? Want to know what barbeque sides are becoming popular? Well then this week’s show is for you! What is it about the BBQ that brings everyone to the table?  The smell, the smoke, the heat, the flavors, the fire…or all of the above?  Is it sauce or dry rubs that brings out the best flavors? How does it differ from coast to coast and what are the familiar barbecue sauces versus these newest flavors being introduced by inventive chefs?  Whatever it is, it’s on the mind of America where everything you can imagine takes on the flavor of the grill when it’s smoked or roasted over a flame.  The restaurant brokers are focusing on the cuisine that ranges from high on the hog (or high end) restaurants to roadside grills that take on the character of a backyard cookout. Tune in Saturday Noon EST July 5, 2012 on TALK920 and Sunday at 1pm EST on BIZ1190! The show is also available for instant download on itunes!

What did the restaurant brokers share with listeners this week? One guest says the key to success in the current market is using local flavors, healthy dishes, and organic ingredients!  What about operations?  The president of the National Barbecue Association says “you’ve got to watch the front door, back door, and the garbage can”   What is one trend that separates today’s BBQ restaurants from the meat and three concepts of the past?  According to executive chef Jordan Wakefield, the “sides” can differentiate a restaurant where discerning customers want more than the basics.  These are just a glimpse of all the tips and tricks discussed in this week’s show with the restaurant brokers, Eric and Robin!

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What’s the reality of BBQ business?  The restaurant brokers end their popular restaurant radio show with the unbridled truth of the business.  For the BBQ segment, it’s about location.  According to these two, “, BBQ won’t fit in every shopping center?  Why is that?  Your smoker.  We’ve had many landlords turn away great concepts because their insurance won’t allow a smoker on the premises or they didn’t want a second roof penetration to vent a hood.  There are very real practical concerns.” 

When it comes to your dreams of starting a restaurant with your own innovative ideas, buying an existing establishment, or selling, the restaurant brokers say, “BBQ has always been a staple in our backyards, now it’s hitting the mainstream. Chefs across the country are introducing new flavors alongside traditional sauces cooked over flames or smoked all night.  With this industry on the rise, your dream of BBQ can be a reality.” Of course, there is always a “but”. Find out what that is on this week’s show!

This Week’s Guests

The Restaurant Brokers are joined on this week’s show by the following expert guests on BBQs.

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 Roy Slicker   

Roy Slicker has owned Slick’s Que Co., a BBQ restaurant and Products Company based in Central Oregon, since 2009. Prior to that, he owned The Left Handed Chef catering service in Oregon and California, overseeing successful white table cloth BBQ operations. Slicker's expertise from 30 years in high tech development and marketing and his love and travel and appreciation of all things food, especially barbecue, has served him well in the catering and restaurant business. Slick’s Que Co. has experienced significant growth both geographically and financially due to Roy’s business focus coupled with his high energy and networking abilities. 

Slicker is currently serving as president of the National Barbecue Association (NBBQA) and is very active in all areas of membership development. He travels 25,000 to 30,000 miles a year around the country connecting with other barbecue businesses, pitmasters and barbecue competitors.  He is also one of the most requested instructors for the NBBQA’s apprentice program, a 2- or 3-day barbecue business emersion program offered by the Association.

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  Jordan Wakefield

Growing up in Lawrenceville, Ga., Wakefield was immersed in a world of diverse culinary cultures.  His mid-Western mother taught him how to prepare meat and potatoes, as well as her “famous dishes” including spaghetti, pork chops and meatloaf, and his Tennessee-born father provided Wakefield with his love for Southern culinary traditions.  Wakefield went on to attend Le Cordon Bleu in Atlanta, where he took a coveted three month externship at the exclusive Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, Va.

Wakefield’s talent of combining Southern food and sensibilities to create cutting edge cuisine became highly praised and he was soon promoted to executive chef of Meehan’s Public House in Downtown Atlanta. Between Jordan’s extensive training, skill and hand-picked kitchen team, he took Meehan’s fare to the next level, but most recently he has embarked on his latest venture of inaugurating a barbecue restaurant which goes by the name of Smoke Ring!

About We Sell Restaurants

We Sell Restaurants is the nation’s largest restaurant brokerage firm specializing in restaurants wanted (restaurants for sale), leasing a restaurant and franchise restaurant resales.  The We Sell Restaurants brand is known nationwide for professionalism, industry knowledge and unmatched service. They can be found online at www.wesellrestaurants.com.  The firm is franchising their brand nationwide and has offices in Florida, Georgia, Colorado, Tennessee and South Carolina.

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Restaurant Brokers Eric Robin GagnonBuying a Restaurant?  Contact restaurant brokers Eric and Robin Gagnon, founders of the national restaurant brokerage franchise, We Sell Restaurants.  We are industry experts, authors, speakers and radio show hosts. Our award winning book, Appetite for Acquisition, was named Best of 2012 by Small Business Book Awards.  It's been described as "the  definitive guide for anyone looking to enter the restaurant industry!" We have listed and sold hundreds of restaurants for sale on our powerhouse restaurant for sale website wesellrestaurants.com

Mobile Food Cart for Sale

 
This Hot Dog Cart for Sale Mobile Business has Huge Growth Potential in Northeast Florida. Mobile Business can operate anywhere!

Grab this hot dog cart for sale and serve up a low cost, high profit business at the venue of your choice.  This owner has the contacts and repeat customers, servicing Car Dealerships, Auto Clubs, Employee Appreciation Day, Grand Openings, Office Parties, Birthdays and Yacht Clubs. This hot dog cart for sale also offers catering services throughout Duval County, Clay County, St Johns County, and Nassau County.

4232The National Hot Dog and Sausage Council estimates that 15% of the approximately 10 billion hot dogs consumed by Americans last year were purchased from a mobile hot dog vendor cart.  What are you waiting on?  This adorable Hot Dog Cartfor Sale has a pop up tent, colorful graphics, and is ready to take on the roadto whatever location you choose. Plenty of room for all the fixings that have customers coming back when you buy this hot dog cart for sale by the restaurant brokers.
Self-contained and designed to serve a limited menu, the on-board cooler keeps the hot dogs safely chilled until ready for reheating while the cooking surface handles plenty of product so you can satisfy the demand on busy days when you are hired for corporate events.  

This business uses 100% all beef hot dogs and the finest Sausage made locally by Azar & Sons with the added touch of Johnsonville Brats. As a full service Hot Dog Stand it sets the standard in the industry for professionalism and has been awarded the “Shiney Spoon” award by the Florida Times Union for having spotless inspections.
 
Included in this hot dog cart for sale transaction is the vehicle and hot dog cart, refrigeration, sinks, equipment rack, various utensils and more.  This hot dog cart for sale has the ability to convert to any cuisine you see fit!  Buy this mobile food cart for sale and start serving up dogs and more tomorrow!
 
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Restaurant Brokers Eric Robin GagnonBuying a Restaurant?  Contact restaurant brokers Eric and Robin Gagnon, founders of the national restaurant brokerage franchise, We Sell Restaurants.  We are industry experts, authors, speakers and radio show hosts. Our award winning book, Appetite for Acquisition, was named Best of 2012 by Small Business Book Awards.  It's been described as "the  definitive guide for anyone looking to enter the restaurant industry!" We have listed and sold hundreds of restaurants for sale on our powerhouse restaurant for sale website wesellrestaurants.com

Georgia Coffee Shop and Bakery for Sale Specializes in Bagels

 

describe the imageThis Georgia Coffee Shop and Bakery for Sale features great bagels and sandwiches.  Easy to run operation with limited hours is ready for new owner.

Coffee Shop and Bakery for sale Metro Atlanta serves up fresh cuisine with the finest ingredients.  Gorgeous location was built sparing no expense.  Beaut

The Metro Atlanta coffee shop and bakery for sale location has seen extensive growth in the past several years and this would be perfect for virtually any concept. This is a suburban destination for food and drink as well as family dining.  A pastry chef looking to own their own bakery should grab this one and expand the baked goods selection.iful brick wall, tin roof, warm wood seating are all part of the ambiance of this coffee shop and bakery for sale. The owner has created a comfortable and casual setting in a shopping center that is inviting to the demographic community it services with household incomes north of $100,000. Good books and records show sales are that are on-track to reach $400,000 for 2014 while operating only 7-3  Monday thru Friday.

They offer freshly baked pastries, bagels, gourmet coffee, snacks, gourmet sandwiches and salads featuring premium deli meats. Front of house equipped for easy sandwich prep along with a full kitchen. 

There's room in the kitchen to grow the production from this Georgia coffee shop and bakery for sale.  Very large commercial kitchen has a large hood, flat top, convection ovens and more.  Fully compliant 1500 in ground grease trap, walk in cooler and walk in freezer.  This equipment could accommodate virtually any cuisine. Fully furnished with tables, seating and all small wares included.

Rent terms for approximately 2600 sq. ft. is just at $6400 per month with CAMS, the going rate for a major Roswell highway adjacent to retail, shopping, residential and office buildings. 

Excellent opportunity to increase sales since they are ONLY open for Breakfast and Lunch 5 days a week
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Restaurant Brokers Eric Robin GagnonBuying a Restaurant?  Contact restaurant brokers Eric and Robin Gagnon, founders of the national restaurant brokerage franchise, We Sell Restaurants.  We are industry experts, authors, speakers and radio show hosts. Our award winning book, Appetite for Acquisition, was named Best of 2012 by Small Business Book Awards.  It's been described as "the  definitive guide for anyone looking to enter the restaurant industry!" We have listed and sold hundreds of restaurants for sale on our powerhouse restaurant for sale website wesellrestaurants.com

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