Buying a Restaurant Means Buying a Lifestyle

By Robin Gagnon
February 03, 2012

It’s easy to be caught up in the search for a restaurant for sale.  After all, buying a restaurant is exciting.  The thrill of the search takes over when you see the many restaurants for sale listings, especially in the current market.  Whether your...
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Buying a Restaurant Using Retirement Money

By Robin Gagnon
January 19, 2012

The tight credit environment created over the past few years has forced those interested in buying a restaurant to seek more creative approaches to their funding challenge.  One option that’s gaining traction with many buyers is a 401K conversion...
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Buy a Cafe for Sale or Start My Own – What’s the Best Strategy?

By Robin Gagnon
January 18, 2012

Restaurant brokers are often asked why someone should buy a café for sale when they are brimming with excitement and ideas to open their own restaurant.  Here are just some of the advantages for buying an existing café for sale versus launching your...
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2012 Trends and the Restaurant for Sale Market

By Robin Gagnon
January 09, 2012

The new year has all the experts predicting 2012 restaurant trends. Nation’s Restaurant News published an article last week titled, "Industry Experts Forecast 2012 Trends" asking heavy hitters in the industry to share their expectations for the year...
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Timing is Everything when Buying a Restaurant

By Robin Gagnon
December 29, 2011

Restaurant buyers often ask whether it makes a difference when they purchase a restaurant.  The answer is YES!  Like all businesses, a restaurant for sale is subject to timing. Here are three factors that will affect anyone selling a business and...
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Restaurant buying 101. How to buy a restaurant

By Eric Gagnon
December 27, 2011

Buying a restaurant takes understanding of the industry and access to restaurants for sale.  Here’s how to get both. Record numbers of Americans searching for a small business combined with a hunger for all things “foodie” are creating a perfect...
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Why It Is Important to Start with Experience When Buying a Restaurant

By Robin Gagnon
June 15, 2011

When buying a restaurant choosing to work with an experienced business broker who specializes in the restaurant industry is well worth your investment. An experienced broker, who works with restaurants, bars, and nightclubs, will not spend their...
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Tips on Buying a Restaurant: Making the Dream a Reality

By Robin Gagnon
May 25, 2011

If you are a first time restaurant buyer you may be searching online for the latest restaurant listings. Seasoned professionals will tell you that this process is referred to as the Restaurant Buyer Internet Dating Approach. As a new restaurant...
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Should You Build or Buy a Bar or Club?

By Eric Gagnon
May 19, 2011

You can buy a bar and open your business immediately or start from scratch and face these pitfalls. There is a perfect storm of demand brewing for buying a bar or club as record numbers of a buyers are searching for a small business that offers all...
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Restaurant Broker Discusses Appetite for Acquisition Book Signing

By Eric Gagnon
March 28, 2011

Restaurant broker and author Robin Gagnon talks about the book signing for Appetite for Acquisition held at the Cobb Galleria in conjunction with Spring Book Show. Restaurant broker and author of Appetite for Acquisition, Robin Gagnon discusses the...
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