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Restaurant Brokers Interview Food Network's Kerry Vincent

Posted by Robin Gagnon on Mar 22, 2014 12:16:00 PM

The restaurant brokers host a radio show for this industry that is sure to Satisfy our listener’s appetite for acquisition, feed the need for restaurant reality and serve up a recipe for business success.  In this week’s show, which airs on Saturday at 12 Noon (Talk 920) and Sunday at noon on the Wall Street Journal Network on Biz 1190AM, catch the restaurant brokers as they interview Food Network star and Host of Save My Bakery.

Stale bakeries turn to expert Kerry Vincent to revive their sweets and their sales in new series Save My Bakery which premiered on Wednesday, March 19th at 8pm ET/PT on Food Network. Armed with years of baking experience and a no nonsense approach, Kerry is on a mission to reinvigorate local bakeries, putting them back on their neighborhood radar. In hopes of also mending the strained relationships behind the struggling establishments, Kerry helps families heal and put the pieces of their failing business back together. From bolstering old doughnut recipes to improving employee morale, Kerry turns poor pastries into delectable desserts and outdated spaces into truly sweet spots.

For generations bakeries were the backbone of communities across America. Save My Bakery takes on the challenge of rescuing these businesses and the families behind them said Bob Tuschman, General Manager and Senior Vice President, Food Network.  Kerry Vincents deep expertise combined with her take charge manner is just what these families need to get back on their feet.

Master sugar artist Kerry Vincent was inducted into the International Cake Exploration Societe Hall of Fame in 2004, and then the Dessert Professional Hall of Fame in 2010. Vincent is the cofounder of the Oklahoma State Sugar Art Show and founder of the Grand National Wedding Cake Competition. A skilled designer, Vincent has invented unique techniques in sugar-craft, which include the Vincent Marquetry, and movement in stenciled or painted sugar flounces and skirting. Her signature cake recipes have been chosen as exceptional by Brides magazine in the first instance of the Top 50, and the Top 20 most beautiful cakes in America. Her cake design was also included in Brides invitational lineup for Cakewalk at Grand Central Station in New York. Vincent made her debut on Food Network as a judge on Food Network Challenge. She is also a successful author, freelance writer, international presenter and wedding-cake-style advisor and designer.

The reality of the restaurant business says these restaurant brokers on the heels of their interview with Food Network host Kerry Vincent  is this:  “We’ve learned today that even simple concepts can be very tricky and difficult to execute.”  That’s straight from restaurant broker Eric Gagnon on this week’s show.  Robin Gagnon weighs in as well as the restaurant brokers tackle topics like, “Is a sandwich shop or bakery really as simple as one might think?  What about limited hours of operation or low average ticket prices? ” In the restaurant reality segment, these experts share the unbridled truth  about the industry.  

At the conclusion of their popular Restaurant Reality segment of the show, Restaurant Brokers Eric and Robin Gagnon previewed restaurant for sale listings available on their website.  These included, 

  • Georgia Coffee Shop and Bakery for Sale featureing great bagels and sandwiches. Easy to run operation with limited hours is ready for new owner
  • Bakery for sale in south Florida specializes in cakes for all occasions. Client list and equipped kitchen with retail space are included with sale.

We Sell Restaurants is the nation‘s largest restaurant brokerage firm based on the number of listings, transaction count and offices.  The company is franchising nationwide and has offices in Florida, Georgia, Colorado and Tennessee. 

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Topics: Restaurant Brokers