get our Indispensable Restaurant Leasing Guidebook 

Read this guide to make a smarter, more informed decision among the many restaurants available to lease!

You’ll Learn...
  • The landlord is not your friend!
  • Landlord Math!
  • The most common mistakes !

What’s inside?


Landlord is not your friend

The landlord/tenant relationship shares a lot in common with a marriage. Both parties go in with the best of intentions and there’s a lot of love on both sides.

Landlord Math

The standard formula for a restaurant lease is quoted as a price per square foot plus CAMS, Taxes and Insurance.


Most Common Mistakes

The most common error in negotiating a lease is the failure to plan for an exit strategy. No one enters business expecting to fail, but it happens. Partners get sick or walk out of partnerships.

Tenant package

It is critical that you be in a position to put forward a full financial package on the listing for the landlord. You will also need to be sure you and any guarantors have good credit.

About the Author

Robin Gagnon

Robin Gagnon, MBA, CBI, CFE

One of the most prolific restaurant brokers in the industry and a franchise resale specialist, she holds the Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) designation from the International Business Brokers Association or IBBA and is an MBA. She has also been designated a Certified Franchise Executive (CFE) by the International Franchise Association. 


Appetite for Acquisition

This 352 page book is a guidebook on how to buy a restaurant It has been described in the business as "the definitive guide for anyone looking to enter the restaurant industry." Appetite for Acquisition was Names "Best Of" by Small Business Book Awards. Order from Amazon at this link.