International Business Brokers Association Recognizes We Sell Restaurants Founders

Posted by Alex Bendana on May 14, 2020 5:15:32 PM


The International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) has recognized We Sell Restaurant Founders, Eric and Robin Eric Gagnon for their exceptional achievements in 2019 as part of its Member Excellence Awards Program. Robin Gagnon was presented with the Deal Maker and Chairman’s Circle Awards and Eric Gagnon was presented with the Deal Maker and Outstanding Producer Awards.

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“IBBA Excellence Awards are bestowed upon business brokers who conduct a considerable amount of business sale transactions in a calendar year,” explained Executive Director, Kylene Golubski.  “These individuals have helped a significant number of people successfully transition ownership of their businesses, doing a great service to both entrepreneurs and our economy at large.”

We Sell Restaurants founders and Restaurant Brokers Eric and Robin Gagnon are nationally known for their expertise and knowledge. They are experts in the franchise industry and frequently share their expertise with the restaurant community. 

They are passionate about franchising and both sit on national boards for the International Franchise Association.  Robin is the Vice Chair of the Women’s Franchise Committee of the IFA and Eric sits on the VetFran Committee for the organization.  In addition, Robin is past Chair and board member for the Atlanta Women’s Franchise Committee and Eric currently serves on the board of the Southeast Franchise Forum. 

We Sell Restaurants is the nation’s largest restaurant brokerage firm and was founded by the two nearly two decades ago.  Eric Gagnon, President of the brand says, “We spent over a decade as the nation’s most trusted restaurant brokerage brand before making the decision to franchise. Ultimately, our success led us to distribute our process, system and brand nationwide.”

The talented duo are also the authors of Appetite for Acquisition, the five-star rated book on the topic of buying and selling restaurants.  It was quickly named “Best Of” by Small Business Book awards and was described by a Next Food Network Star finalist as “the definitive guide for anyone looking to enter the restaurant industry.”

In addition to their latest accolade, Eric and Robin have both been designated as Industry Experts by Business Brokerage Press and are multi-year IBBA presenters. They have also shared their expertise as presenters or panelists for such distinguished organizations as the International Franchise Association (IFA), the Southeast Franchise Forum (SEFF) and the Women’s Franchise Network. 

Both were named to the multi-million club for the Georgia Association of Business Brokers for 2019.  Eric is the Past President of the Georgia Association of Business Brokers (GABB) and Lifetime Member of their Million Dollar Club.  He is also the recipient of the GABB Phoenix Award, presented to a select few who have received the Million Dollar Award for more than a decade.  

We Sell Restaurants offers the only Certified Restaurant Broker program in the nation, which trains and certifies the best restaurant brokers in the industry. “Before franchising, it was important to prove that our business model was executable at the market level and was both profitable and scalable,” says Robin Gagnon, the firm’s Chief Marketing Officer. “Our Certified Restaurant Broker program provides our brokers with the skills and training to be the best in the industry.”

More information about We Sell Restaurants and the opportunity to become a franchisee can be found online at or on or by calling (888) 814-8226.

About the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA)

Founded in 1983, the IBBA is the world’s largest nonprofit association for the business brokerage profession, providing education, conferences, professional designations, support and networking opportunities for business intermediaries. It offers coursework and testing required to obtain its prestigious Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) certification.  For more information visit

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