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Captain D's Inc.

www.captainds.com/

Management Buyout

Press Releases
12/2017


Captain D's is a franchisor and operator of more than 500 Captain D's seafood restaurants spanning 21 U.S. states. The Captain D's system has established strongholds in the Southeast and Midwest and is the nation's leading restaurant operator in the quick service restaurant seafood sector. With Captain D's seafood menu based on ocean-caught fish and a beach-themed dining format, it is uniquely positioned in the QSR market, a sub category that has outgrown the broader restaurant industry since 2011.

Captain D's holds a unique market position and is recognized as one of the top 10 brands in America for consumer loyalty. Captain D's also attracts younger guests and is the clear category leader. Moreover, its same-store-sales growth over the past decade is in the very top QSR tier regardless of category. Captain D's provides highly attractive and consistent unit economics for its franchise partners, which is fueling growth in new franchise sales and openings.



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Fazoli's Group Inc.

www.fazolis.com

Management buyout

Press Releases
07/2015


Fazoli's Group, Inc. is a franchisor and operator of Italian fast casual restaurants in the United States and is well positioned to accelerate its growth in the rapidly expanding fast casual segment of the restaurant industry.

Founded in 1988 and headquartered in Lexington, Kentucky, Fazoli's is the leading Italian fast casual dining concept that offers moderately priced, freshly-prepared pasta entrees, sandwiches, pizza and salads in a convenient, friendly environment. Fazoli's blends the low price point and speed of a quick service restaurant with the quality, atmosphere and service traditionally found in the casual dining segment. With strong brand awareness and a loyal customer base, Fazoli's was named the 2013 Fast Casual Brand of the Year and Franchise Business Review's "Top 40 Food Franchises" in 2015.



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Newk's Eatery

www.newks.com

Management buyout

Press Releases
03/2014


Newk's Eatery, headquartered in Jackson, Mississipi, is a franchisor and operator of fast casual restaurants. Newk's is a rapidly growing market leader in the fast casual restaurant segment throughout the Southeast and is well positioned to accelerate its growth in the rapidly expanding fast casual segment of the restaurant industry.

Newk's began in 2004 as a sandwich shop in Oxford, Mississippi and has grown into one of the fastest growing franchisors of fast casual restaurants. Newk's offers a diverse menu of high quality, made-from-scratch sandwiches, soups, salads, and pizzas.



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TGI Fridays, Inc.

www.tgifridays.com

Corporate Carveout
Management Buyout

Press Releases
07/2014


TGI Fridays, headquartered in Carrollton, Texas, is a global leader in the $85 billion casual dining segment of the restaurant industry, with an iconic, globally recognized, 49-year-old brand and a heritage as the original American bar and grill. The Fridays system comprises more than 900 restaurants in 60 countries, including more than 500 restaurants in the U.S. Fridays boasts the largest international presence of any U.S. casual dining chain, and customers around the world equate the highly recognizable brand with classic American fare and expert service. The Fridays system generates more than $2.6 billion in systemwide sales.

Fridays differentiates itself from other casual dining restaurants through its unique positioning as a “casual dining bar.” The bar-centric concept—to which the social experience of customers is as central as the restaurants’ high-quality food and drinks—is embodied in Fridays’ name and motto: “In Here It’s Always Friday.” Fridays is known for inventing the “happy hour” and introducing Long Island iced tea, potato skins, and Jack Daniels-branded food items to American casual dining.