What’s your restaurant brand’s TRUE foundation?

By Robin Gagnon
April 10, 2012

Ray Kroc, the infamous McDonald’s restauranteur, was notorious for stating that he wasn’t in the hamburger business. He’d say, quite matter-of-factly, that he was in the real estate business and it just so happened he liked to put hamburger joints...
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Top Ten Restaurants for Sale in Atlanta March 2012

By Robin Gagnon
April 06, 2012

March 2012 was a banner month for restaurants for sale in Atlanta.  Here are the ten listings that generated the most activity.  These had the most confidentaility agreements signed, were viewed online the most number of times and were inquired...
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Veteran Loans to Purchase Restaurants for Sale Atlanta

By Robin Gagnon
April 03, 2012

In their last job, they were willing to take a bullet - literally.  That may be why the nation is beginning to respond with programs helping veterans seeking Florida, Colorado or Atlanta restaurants for sale that are short on funding.  Here are a...
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Restaurants for Sale – You Get What you Pay For (Part 3)

By Robin Gagnon
March 29, 2012

This is another post in our series on due diligence.  In the first two posts, we looked at sample Atlanta restaurants for sale and due diligence requests.  We demonstrated why those purchasing a lower priced business should not expect Wall Street...
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Restaurants for Sale - the cheaper it is, the less you get (Part 2)

By Robin Gagnon
March 27, 2012

In our last blog posting, we discussed the common theme between all restaurants for sale – Atlanta, Denver, Florida or nationwide.  If a buyer is “bottom feeding” i.e. looking for the cheapest thing on the market, he or she should expect to get the ...
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Restaurants for Sale - the cheaper it is, the less you get

By Robin Gagnon
March 22, 2012

Restaurants for sale in Atlanta, Denver, Florida or nationwide, all share one thing in common.  The lower the price, the less a buyer should expect to receive in due diligence material.  Here’s why. Restaurants for sale are priced based on...
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March Madness and Restaurants for Sale - Atlanta

By Robin Gagnon
March 16, 2012

Do you have your “bracket” ready?  According to a consumer study that Applebee’s recently commissioned (source:  National Restaurant News March 14 article), “nearly 25 percent of more than 2,000 people surveyed said they have done something related...
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Buying a Restaurant with New Options, Crowdsourcing and Crowdfunding

By Robin Gagnon
March 13, 2012

Buying a restaurant may seem like a solitary venture but that may change as social media and the Internet attract crowds to ideas and move ideas to actions.  What happens when lots of people contribute ideas or capital to a project?  That’s the...
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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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