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Kroll's Restaurant Investment Banking Team Advised Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill on Its Sale to FAT Brands Inc.
Kroll's Restaurant Investment Banking Team Advised Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill on its Sale to FAT Brands Inc.

On September 25, 2023, FAT Brands Inc. (NASDAQ:FAT) announced the acquisition of Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill, an affiliate of Sun Capital Partners, Inc. The transaction will bring 61 new corporate locations under FAT Brands’ multi-brand umbrella.

Kroll LLC’s Consumer Investment Banking practice served as the exclusive sell-side financial advisor to Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill and Sun Capital Partners, Inc. in connection with the transaction.

About Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill

The Masters of Meat. Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill is a full-service restaurant chain delivering great barbecue, award-winning ribs, and perfectly seared steaks in 61 locations across 16 states. Smokey Bones serves lunch, dinner, and late night, and has a full bar featuring a variety of bourbons and whiskeys, a selection of domestic, imported and local craft beers, and several signature handcrafted cocktails. Smokey Bones offers a variety of meats that are slow-smoked, fire-grilled, and available for dine-in, pick-up, online ordering, catering, and delivery.

About Sun Capital Partners, Inc.

Sun Capital Partners, Inc. is a global private equity firm focused on partnering with outstanding management teams to accelerate value creation. Since 1995, Sun Capital has invested in more than 500 companies worldwide with revenues in excess of $50 billion across a broad range of industries and transaction structures. The Firm has built a reputation as a trusted partner, recognized for its operational experience. Sun Capital focuses on defensible businesses in growing markets with tangible performance improvement opportunities in the Business Services, Consumer, Healthcare, Industrial, and Technology sectors. The Firm has offices in Boca Raton, Los Angeles and New York, and an affiliate with offices in London.

About FAT Brands Inc.

FAT Brands (NASDAQ: FAT) is a leading global franchising company that strategically acquires, markets, and develops fast casual, quick-service, casual dining, and polished casual dining concepts around the world. The Company currently owns 17 restaurant brands: Round Table Pizza, Fatburger, Marble Slab Creamery, Johnny Rockets, Fazoli’s, Twin Peaks, Great American Cookies, Hot Dog on a Stick, Buffalo’s Cafe & Express, Hurricane Grill & Wings, Pretzelmaker, Elevation Burger, Native Grill & Wings, Yalla Mediterranean and Ponderosa and Bonanza Steakhouses, and franchises and owns approximately 2,300 units worldwide.

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