Work Experience in the Hospitality Industry and How to Reboot Your Career

Posted by Robin Gagnon on Sep 6, 2022 11:20:13 AM


When you have work experience in the hospitality industry, your skills can transfer to many different career paths. Learn about a career restart in franchising.


High Stress on the Menu

Working in the restaurant industry is fast-paced and physically demanding, often taking a toll on your health and personal life. Long hours, low wages, and unpleasant interactions can leave one feeling whether their love of food and customer service is worth all the sacrifices.

At least 52% of foodservice and hospitality workers quit due to burnout, a survey of 1,000 workers who found a new job in 2021 revealed. Workplace stress is also one of the main reasons at least 47% of chefs suffer from two or more health complaints, including high blood pressure, digestive issues, and musculoskeletal problems.

If you are ready to chart a new course, a new career is attainable. Your work experience in the hospitality industry can be applied to a variety of career paths. A hospitality career teaches teamwork, communication, time management, resilience, and the ability to multitask. These traits will make you a valuable asset in your future career endeavors.

Finding Balance with We Sell Restaurants

Despite physical and personal demands, the hospitality industry is a way of life for many people. Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain got to the heart of why restaurant veterans are reluctant to pursue jobs in other industries with higher pay and better work-life balance. “Food may not be the answer to world peace, but it’s a start.”

If that resonates with you, the good news is you don’t have to sacrifice a career in the hospitality industry to get the paycheck you deserve and the schedule your family needs. What if you could use your work experience in the hospitality industry to pursue a restaurant career that works for you?

We Sell Restaurants offers an alternative hospitality career path. If you are tired of the daily grind, We Sell Restaurants can help you gain a foothold in the business brokerage industry. Our company leads the nation in franchise resales with brokers specializing in selling and leasing restaurants while allowing franchisees to attain their dreams of nourishing their communities.

Here are just a few of the reasons why investing in a restaurant broker franchise may be the answer.

  • Home-based, low-investment franchise. We Sell Restaurants is a home-based, low-investment franchise with an initial investment starting at $70,625. We Sell Restaurants brokers make an average of 12 sales per year and generate an average commission per transaction of $18,112. There are no employees to manage, which allows you to create your own schedule and work at your own pace.

  • Training and ongoing support. Your work experience in the hospitality industry taught you the skills required to succeed in restaurant sales. Beyond what you already know, We Sell Restaurants provides mentoring and support every step of the way to ensure your success.

  • Centralized leads and marketing. Building a loyal customer base can be challenging for any new business owner. We Sell Restaurants handles marketing and listing uploads for its franchisees and has a centralized system for inbound seller and buyer leads.

  • Proven technology. We Sell Restaurants utilizes a proprietary cloud-based platform for restaurant brokerage sales and management to help streamline operations for our franchise brokers.

Start a New Career with We Sell Restaurants

Learn more about shifting your career path within the hospitality industry as a restaurant broker. Request franchise information to connect with someone from the We Sell Restaurants team.

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Robin slug photoRobin Gagnon, Certified Restaurant Broker®, MBA, CBI, CFE is the co-founder of We Sell Restaurants and industry expert in restaurant sales and valuation. Named by Nation’s Restaurant News as one of the “Most Influential Suppliers and Vendors” to the restaurant industry, her articles and expertise appear nationwide in QSR Magazine, Franchising World, Forbes, Yahoo Finance, and BizBuySell. She is the co-author of Appetite for Acquisition, an award-winning book on buying restaurants.

Topics: Restaurant Broker Franchise

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