What happens when a radio show is seeking experts on the culinary scene in Atlanta? They reach out to the restaurant brokers! Steve and Cyndi Weinbaum of We Sell Restaurants were recent guests of Business RadioX along with Seth Gragg of Thrasher Coffee Company and Paul McKeon, CEO of Team Building with Taste, a hospitality company he co-founded in 2012.
The players assembled on the air on June 29 and shared their insight and expertise in the culinary world. Each of the guests, including husband and wife Restaurant Broker Team - Steve and Cyndi Weinbaum, along with McKeon and Gregg offered their take on the current business climate and their opinion on future trends. Will the pace of fast casual continue to dominate the industry or is there a return to full service? Will space (currently at a premium in Atlanta) ever be available for the best locations (no!)?
The full radio interview can be downloaded live at this link.
The group, pictured below included Paul McKeon, the CEO of Team Building with Taste, a hospitality company he co-founded in 2012. McKeon and his team have merged their love of food with their business experience building and running high performance sales and marketing teams. With custom team building kitchens in Atlanta and Dallas, Team Building with Taste has become the preeminent culinary team building program in the U.S. To learn more about Team Building with Taste, you can visit their website. You can also follow them on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.
Seth Greg parlayed his love of coffee into his role as VP of Business Development with Thrasher Coffee Company where he uses an extensive background in sales and operational management. Seth has been instrumental in the growth of Thrasher Coffee Company. The firm specializes in roasting responsibly-harvested beans and supplying premium, fresh, small-batch coffee. Their discerning customers are seeking the experience at an affordable price and the firm says they, "offer one-of-a-kind roasts backed by an unparalleled commitment to quality and service."
Steve and Cyndi Weinbaum are a husband and wife team who put customer committment first in representing buyers and sellers for restaurants in the We Sell Restaurants database.
Steve is a licensed real estate salesperson and Certified Business Broker. He has over 25 years of experience working with retail, dining, and financial industry leaders with a focus on Marketing, Business Analysis, and Relationship Management. The importance of establishing open and honest rapport with all his clients is, and will continue to be, paramount.
Steve has the ability to quickly and accurately review and evaluate financial data. This skill enables him to provide sound valuation feedback and business guidance. He has years of experience negotiating complex business to business contracts. Steve worked with most of the major Casual Dining and Quick Serve Franchise brands to help grow sales and customer engagement.
As a Certified Restaurant Broker, Steve is closing an average of two businesses per month and is skilled in complex lease negotiations.
Cyndi is a licensed Real Estate Agent who has been representing Buyers and Sellers for over a decade. And while her experience has been primarily in the residential market, both resells and new construction, her ability to negotiate complex contracts and perform valuation analysis also serves the commercial real estate and business community.
She is a certified negotiation specialist and has attended many workshops and seminars on sales and marketing and is a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Club. She has also received instruction and testing leading to designation as a Certified Restaurant Broker.
Cyndi sharpened her negotiating and business analysis skills as a buyer for Macy’s where she collaborated on multifaceted deals in order to maximize return and further developing her ability to quickly and accurately review financial data to evaluate value and drive sales.
As a Restaurant Broker, Cyndi is now working with restaurant owners to accurately value, market and sell their restaurants for maximum value. She is also helping buyers identify the right business opportunity based on their financial goals and objectives. You can follow them both on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.
Click to download the full 50 minute video at this link to hear the entire interview.