Restaurants

Current Portfolio:

 

Not Your Average Joe's, Inc.
Initial Investment: October 2012
Not Your Average Joe's (NYAJ) is a premier restaurant concept that is distinctively positioned within the casual dining sector. The Company has built a loyal customer following based on its innovative Creative Casual Cuisine concept of providing high quality, chef-prepared food at casual dining prices. In addition, NYAJ has earned a reputation for unparalleled customer service and hospitality. The Company operates restaurants in the New England and the Mid-Atlantic regions.
www.notyouraveragejoes.com

 

 

Realized Investments:

 

Au Bon Pain, Inc.
Initial Investment: May 1999
Au Bon Pain is a premier bakery café operator with over 250 Company-owned and franchised stores globally. By providing its quality offering in high density, high traffic locations, Au Bon Pain has become the leader in the upscale, quick-service café niche. The Company's menu includes freshly baked goods, made-to-order sandwiches, soups and café beverages.
www.aubonpain.com

 

 

Bravo Brio Restaurant Group, Inc.
Initial Investment: July 2006
Bravo Brio Restaurant Group (BBRG) is a leading owner and operator of two distinct Italian restaurant brands, BRAVO! Cucina Italiana and BRIO Tuscan Grille.  BBRG provides its guests with an affordable fine dining experience, serving cuisine prepared using fresh ingredients and authentic Italian cooking methods combined with attentive service in an attractive, lively atmosphere.  BBRG operates more than 80 restaurants throughout the U.S. In October 2010, BBRG went public on the NASDAQ (ticker: BBRG).
www.bbrg.com


 

California Pizza Kitchen, Inc.
Initial Investment: September 1997
California Pizza Kitchen (CPK) is a leading casual dining chain, offering an innovative selection of specialty pizzas, pastas, salads and desserts. CPK is famous for its wide variety of creative and boldly flavored pizzas prepared in a display kitchen and hearth baked. In August 2000, CPK went public on the NASDAQ (ticker: CPKI).
www.cpk.com

 

 

Il Fornaio (America) Corporation
Initial Investment: July 2001
Il Fornaio (America) Corporation owns and operates full-service, upscale Italian restaurants that serve premium quality Italian cuisine based on authentic regional recipes. Each restaurant includes an over-the-counter retail market that offers baked goods, prepared foods, and branded-food products such as olive oil and balsamic vinegar. The Company also operates four wholesale bakeries that provide fresh breads and pastries to quality grocery stores, hotels and other dining establishments. In February 2006, Il Fornaio completed the acquisition of Corner Bakery Cafe. Corner Bakery Cafe operates approximately 100 bakery cafes located primarily in Southern California, Dallas and Chicago, and offers a wide variety of baked goods, gourmet sandwiches, pastas, soups and salads.
www.ilfornaio.com
www.cornerbakerycafe.com

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Logan’s Roadhouse, Inc.
Initial Investment: December 2006
Logan’s Roadhouse, founded in 1991 and headquartered in Nashville, TN, is an affordable, full service restaurant chain. The Company’s mission is to recreate the traditional American roadhouse by offering consumers value-oriented, high quality, “craveable” meals for lunch and dinner served in the hospitable tradition and distinctive atmosphere reminiscent of an American roadhouse of the 1930’s and 1940’s. Logan’s menu features USDA Choice steaks, burgers, fresh chicken dishes and salads, ribs and distinctive fresh-baked yeast rolls.
www.logansroadhouse.com

 

 

McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants, Inc.
Initial Investment: August 2001
McCormick & Schmick’s owns and operates over 90 full-service casual dining seafood restaurants located throughout the United States and Canada.  Founded in 1972 by Bill McCormick and Doug Schmick, the Company specializes in serving fresh seafood at moderate prices in a classic atmosphere.  In July 2004, McCormick & Schmick’s went public on the NASDAQ (ticker: MSSR).
http://www.mccormickandschmicks.com


 

Real Mex Restaurants, Inc.
Initial Investment: July 1998
Real Mex Restaurants is the largest full service, casual dining Mexican restaurant chain in the United States. The Company operates four primary concepts, El Torito, El Torito Grill, Chevys Fresh Mex and Acapulco, offering a variety of traditional, innovative and authentic Mexican dishes. Real Mex features fresh, high quality and flavorful foods, served by a friendly staff in a fun, festive and casual atmosphere.
www.realmexrestaurants.com


 

Restaurant Associates Corporation
Initial Investment: October 1996
Restaurant Associates is a diversified national restaurant operator and contract foodservice provider. Prior to its sale by BRS, the Company operated through three divisions: the Restaurant Division, Charlie Brown's and Acapulco. The Restaurant Division is comprised of upscale restaurants and foodservice facilities. Charlie Brown's is a family-oriented steak house chain. Acapulco is the second largest Mexican restaurant chain in California and was combined with El Torito Restaurants in June 2000 to form the largest operator in the state.
www.restaurantassociates.com



 

Ruth's Hospitality Group, Inc.
Initial Investment: February 2010
Ruth’s Hospitality Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: RUTH) is a leading restaurant company focused exclusively on the upscale dining segment. The Company owns the Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Mitchell’s Fish Market, Mitchell’s Steakhouse and Cameron’s Steakhouse concepts. Ruth’s Hospitality Group, Inc. was founded in 1965 and currently has more than 150 Company and franchisee owned locations worldwide.
www.rhgi.com