Unbridled Provides Sell-Side Advisory to 14 KFCs in Oregon, Nevada, and Arizona


Unbridled Capital recently provided sell-side advisory services to Lariot Corporation, led by Barry Thiriot, on the sale of 14 KFC restaurants in Oregon, Nevada, and Arizona. The restaurants were sold to existing franchisee Todd Stewart, who oversees the Stewart Restaurant Group.

“For years, I have seen Unbridled’s successful representation in the sale of many KFC businesses. So, when I decided to sell, it was a no-brainer to hire them. Throughout the process, they did an excellent job for me – finding buyers, maximizing the price, working through due diligence, and persevering to get the deal closed. Rick and Derek are top-notch, and I would recommend Unbridled without hesitation. Selling a franchise business requires expertise, and I am thankful I had the Unbridled team by my side,” said franchisee Barry Thiriot.

“It is always an honor to work for long-tenured, first-generation franchisees. Barry had a tremendous KFC business with huge AUVs and a great record of growth. We are incredibly happy with the outcome here, and we wish Barry and his organization the best as they step-aside after 42 years of success with KFC. For Todd Stewart and team, congratulations on this acquisition. These stores are a great fit organizationally, and we applaud Todd’s efforts in getting this deal completed,” said Rick Ormsby, Managing Director.

At Unbridled, we love the USA and support our warriors. As a condition of this closing, Unbridled will give a charitable contribution to The Blue Angels Foundation, honoring our nation’s heroes. Its mission is to support wounded veterans through transitional housing, counseling, PTSD resolution, permanent housing, life skills, transportation, and employment. We want to be a blessing because we have been blessed.

With a half-dozen new assignments in the past few weeks, 2022 could be a continuation of the recent and historic M&A activity in the franchise sector. Continue to stay tuned for more assignments in the coming months.

Despite meteoric growth, Unbridled Capital continues to maintain an industry-leading closing percentage of over 90%. For more information, please contact Rick Ormsby at 502-252-6422 and [email protected].