Who is buying a Restaurant in These Tough Times?

By Robin Gagnon
March 09, 2012

The headlines read like the sky is falling.  Rising gas prices are taking center stage with ominous warnings about Americans staying home instead of dining out.  Gas is up more than 9% since the start of the year.  What does all that mean when it...
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Buying a Restaurant - Start With The Basics

By Robin Gagnon
March 06, 2012

Buying a restaurant can be an exciting prospect.  As a consumer, you probably have solid opinions about what you think makes or breaks an eating establishment.  If you’re thinking about taking the plunge, what are some of the things you need to...
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What is a Restaurant Broker?

By Robin Gagnon
March 02, 2012

Restaurant brokers are agents professionally trained to facilitate a restaurant transaction between sellers and buyers. Depending on the state they may be licensed as real estate agents but in many states they are not.  Some of the beneficial...
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Restaurants for Sale By Owner Opportunity or Risk?

By Robin Gagnon
February 28, 2012

It's hard not to be attracted to a for sale by owner restaurant opportunity. You might think that you'll be getting a better deal because you're working directly with the owner and not having to involve any third parties. However, there are quite a...
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How to Sell a Restaurant

By Robin Gagnon
February 24, 2012

You have built up your restaurant business over the years and have made a good living and now you want to retire.  Perhaps you made an investment in a business that paid off in the short-term and you are looking to cash out. No matter how you...
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How to Buy a Restaurant with Other People’s Money

By Robin Gagnon
February 21, 2012

Financing your dream of buying a restaurant is probably the toughest obstacle faced by today’s entrepreneur.  The availability of great listings at good pricing has never been better but the lending environment has never been worse.  The traditional...
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Finding Great Restaurants for Sale

By Robin Gagnon
February 17, 2012

You did it. You have finally arrived at a place where financially and emotionally you are ready to pull the trigger; you are going to buy a restaurant. You have dreamed about it for years. Your passion has always been to own your own cafe or a...
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Buying a Restaurant Franchise versus an Independent

By Robin Gagnon
February 13, 2012

Buying a restaurant franchise creates different requirements for the buyer than the purchase of an independent restaurant.   For the new restaurant buyer who is dealing with all the elements of closing, buying a restaurant franchise can add another...
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Vacant Restaurants for Lease - 3 Quick Tips

By Robin Gagnon
February 06, 2012

Here are 3 quick tips to help you when searching for vacant restaurants for lease. Tip Number 1:  The best vacant restaurants for lease are never advertised. The vacant restaurants with signs in the window represent a very small percentage of the...
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Buying a Restaurant Means Buying a Lifestyle

By Robin Gagnon
February 03, 2012

It’s easy to be caught up in the search for a restaurant for sale.  After all, buying a restaurant is exciting.  The thrill of the search takes over when you see the many restaurants for sale listings, especially in the current market.  Whether your...
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