Robin Gagnon

Robin Gagnon

MBA, CBI, CFE

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  • States:
    • Florida
    • Georgia
    • Tennessee

ROBIN GAGNON is the Co-Founder of We Sell Restaurants and wesellrestaurants.com, the nation’s largest restaurant brokerage firm and the only national franchise specializing in restaurant sales.

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 achieved the Certified Franchise Executive (CFE) designation from the International Franchise Association.

She has been recognized by Nation's Restaurant News as one of the most influential suppliers and vendors in the country for 2022. Her articles appear in QSR Magazine, Forbes and other industry publications. She is a regular media resource for all matters related to the restaurant industry. She was ranked one of the top 50 most influential people in franchising in 2022 while Entrepreneur Magazine Named her to the list of "Most Influential Women in Franchising."

She is the Chair of the Women's Franchise Committee of the International Franchise Association and an Executive Member of the Women's Franchise Network - Atlanta Chapter.

A writer and speaker that has addressed many groups nationwide. her expert articles appear in QSR Magazine, Forbes, Modern Restaurant News and more. She is the author of Appetite for Acquisition, an award winning book on buying restaurants.

Robin holds an undergraduate degree and an MBA from Appalachian State University where she graduated first in her class and was named "Outstanding MBA." She is an emeritus member of the ASU Business Advisory Council. She has been named a National Industry Expert by Business Brokerage Press in Franchise Resales.

Robin is a licensed real estate salesperson in both Georgia and Florida.  She has been named a National Industry Expert by Business Brokerage Press in Franchise Resales.  Prior to launching We Sell Restaurants, Robin served as Vice President of Strategic Marketing for the Macy’s Division of Federated Department Stores.  Prior to that, she was Director of Advertising and Director of Business Development for another Fortune 100 company.    

Robin oversees the development and training of Restaurant Brokers nationwide and has created the industry's only Certified Restaurant Broker coursework and testing program.  

    

ARTICLES AND PUBLICATIONS

FORBES Magazine

The Recipe For Success For Restaurant Resales (December 2021)

Preparing For The Future Of The Restaurant Labor Market (November 2021)

The Road Ahead for the Restaurant Industry (August 2021)

The Changing Face of Restaurant Legacy Brands (July 2021)

Who Are the Potential Restaurant Buyers in 2021? (July (2021)

Three Reasons Government Relief Could Keep Your Restaurant from Selling (May 2021)

QSR Magazine

Fast Casual Restaurants Exit the Pandemic Positioned for Growth (Dec 2021

Understanding the Staffing Shortage in Restaurants (May 2021)

The New Face of Restaurant Labor (Oct - 2021)

Franchising World

Women in Franchising Throughout the Years (November 2020)

Did a Crisis Just Prove How Well The Franchise Model Works (March 2022)

International Business Broker Association Magazine

Five Compelling Reasons to Specialize Your Business Brokerage Practice

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