Approach

We are a restaurant group focused on partnering with and growing emerging fast casual and full service restaurants.

 

We unite the culinary and business worlds. Partnering with us gives you access to: capital partners, serial restaurateurs, marketing wizards, and our network of management/joint venture partners.

   

​We have scaled multiple restaurants from an idea to an international enterprise. We have structured and overseen joint venture & management deals with top tier partners all over the world. We know what to do and know how to do it.

Fast Casual

We Have Access to:

  • Growth & Earl Stage Capital Partners

  • World Class Multi-Unit Operators

  • Vast Experience in Structuring and Scaling Multi-Unit Fast Casual Restaurants

Full Service

We Have Access to:

  • Growth & Private Equity Capital Partners

  • The Top Culinary Minds in the Country

  • Vast Experience in Operating and Growing Restaurant Brands

Joint Ventures

We Have Access to:

  • Hotel F&B Decision Makers (Boutique, Large)

  • Top Tier Joint Venture Partners (US, INTL)

  • Our Vast Experience in Structuring and Overseeing Joint Venture Deals

We are true partners. We only win when you win.

 
 
Investment Criteria
  • EBITDA between $250k - $10MM

  • 1 to 15 restaurant storefronts

  • An innovative, novel differentiator

  • United States based business

  • EBITDA Margin ≥ 15%

  • Fast Casual | Full Service | Joint Venture

 
Team

Adam Fleischman: Founding Partner

Restaurant and Food Influencer

  • Widely regarded as an influential tastemaker and culinary personality

  • Featured on Nation’s Restaurant News’ Power List: The 50 Most Powerful People in Foodservice

  • Featured as a judge on TV’s Iron Chef, Top Chef, and Hell’s Kitchen

Serial Restaurateur with Multiple Successful Exits

  • Umami Burger

    • Created a cult-like following and changed the restaurant landscape of gourmet burgers

    • Founded, scaled to 24 multi-million grossing locations, and successfully exited

 

  • 800 Degrees Pizza

    • Founded, grew a widely popular, internationally scaled chain that Fleischman successfully exited

  

  • Other Concepts

    • Has molded five other restaurant concepts

    • Raised more than $50MM of investment equity for his concepts

Shawn Hakim: Founding Partner

​Private Equity Executive

  • Hakim has worked on deals ranging $3MM to $100MM in fund disbursement

10+ Years of Operating Experience

  • Hakim has served as Founder, President, or Head of Business Development for various multi-million dollar organizations

Amongst Hakim’s Accomplishments

  • He founded and successfully exited an international venture

  • Raised multi-million equity investment rounds

  • Served as lead consultant for a $100MM+ generating technology product

  • Developed/executed a celebrity backed humanitarian effort aiding thousands of impoverished people

Education

  • UCLA Anderson: Master’s in Business Administration

 
Contact

We are always looking to meet restaurateurs, early stage and growth equity investors.

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