Get Noticed: How to Attract Restaurant Investors

Concepts no longer have to achieve $200 million in sales to attract investors. Private-equity firms are increasingly seeking to invest in smaller emerging concepts featuring winning menus, service formats and footprints. For example, several emerging fast-casual chains received multi-million dollar investments in 2015 despite operating fewer than 10 units, including Melt Shop, Honeygrow and MAKE […]

Fast Casual Attracts Investors

Typically, Technomic’s ConcepTrac newsletter highlights four concepts featuring a shared characteristic—such as a similar service format or cuisine. The August issue however focuses on a similarity that exists outside restaurant walls. All four of Technomic’s featured concepts—Chicken Salad Chick, Honeygrow, MAKE OUT and Naf Naf Grill—are recent recipients of investments from private equity firms. It’s […]