International Business Brokers Association recognizes We Sell Restaurants Principles

Posted by Robin Gagnon on Jul 6, 2021 10:24:24 AM


The International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) has recognized We Sell Restaurants founders, Eric and Robin Gagnon as part of its Member Excellence Awards Program for 2020.

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Robin Gagnon, was recognized with the Chairman’s Circle and the Deal Maker awards. The Chairman’s Circle award is given to those individual brokers who close more or more qualified business deals totaling $3 million and above for the year. The Deal Maker award is given to individual broker applicants who sold at least ten qualified business deals during the 2020 calendar year.

Eric Gagnon was awarded the Outstanding Producer Award for his third consecutive year. The IBBA Outstanding Producer Award is given to individual broker applicants that closed one or more qualified business deals totaling at least $1 million in total purchase price during the 2020 calendar year.

“Business Brokers support the health of small businesses and communities worldwide, and these award recipients are among our industry’s best,” stated IBBA Executive Director, Kylene Golubski. “2020 presented many unique challenges, yet these individuals rose to the occasion and delivered impressive results.”

“While 2020 represented a tough year for business brokers nationally, We Sell Restaurants, along with the principles, exceeded the prior year in transaction count and volume, a feat that was unmatched in the industry,” said Robin Gagnon of We Sell Restaurants. “While other brokers took a ‘wait and see’ approach, We Sell Restaurants increased marketing, grew market share and drove strong results, adhering to our core values during a difficult business climate,” said Eric Gagnon.

The Restaurant Broker team of Eric and Robin Gagnon founded the business brokerage firm specializing in restaurants nearly two decades ago. They are individually and collectively, the most experienced, knowledgeable and educated business brokerage team in the country.

ERIC GAGNON is an industry expert in restaurant sales and has attained the designation of Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) by the International Business Brokerage Association (IBBA). The Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) is a prestigious designation exclusive to the IBBA that identifies an experienced and dedicated business broker. Eric is the co-author of Appetite for Acquisition, the award-winning book on buying restaurants.
Eric has received the Outstanding Producer Award by the International Business Brokers Association for multiple years. In 2018, he was named a Fellow of the IBBA in for his outstanding contribution to the business brokerage industry.

He is a board member for VetFran, a strategic initiative of the IFA and the Franchise Education and Research Foundation and also serves on the Board of Directors for the Southeast Franchise Forum (SEFF). 

ROBIN GAGNON is the Co-Founder and CEO of We Sell Restaurants, the only business brokerage franchise in the nation focused on restaurant sales. She holds an MBA degree and has also attained the title of Certified Business Intermediary from the IBBA and Certified Franchise Executive (CFE) from the International Franchise Association. She also serves as the Vice-Chair of the Women’s Franchise Committee of the IFA.

She will participate in a forum featuring the four women of the IBBA to attain the elite level of transactions later this month as an initiative of the IBBA Women’s Empower Network, an initiative to advance the role of women in business brokerage.

More information about the We Sell Restaurants brand and their Business Brokerage brand specializing in restaurants can be found online at

About the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA)

Formed in 1984 and with nearly 1,600 members, the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) is the largest international not for profit association for Business Brokers. The association provides Business Brokers with education, free benefits, conferences, professional designations, support programs and networking opportunities, and award the Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) designation to qualifying Business Brokers. To learn more visit


We Sell Restaurants is the nation’s largest business broker franchise focused exclusively on the sale of restaurants, with 20 years of experience in helping buy, sell and lease hospitality locations. We Sell Restaurants and its franchisees have sold thousands of restaurants across the county and maintain a listing inventory of more than $120 million online at their powerhouse restaurant for sale marketplace, including independent and restaurant franchises for sale. We Sell Restaurants is offering franchise opportunities for their brand in select market areas. For more information, visit


Topics: Selling a Restaurant

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