"Unbridled Capital recently provided sell-side advisory to Great West Hospitality, Inc. in the sale of 13 Taco Bell restaurants in Iowa, Nebraska, and Wisconsin. The restaurants were sold to existing franchisee HAZA Foods, led by Ali Dhanani. This acquisition will nicely complement HAZA’s presence in the Midwest.
"In these unprecedented times, you need a confident advisor that is well-versed in managing transactions through various twists and turns without being rattled. From start to finish, the team at Unbridled did just that. Given the long-term relationship and trust I place in them, I knew our business was in capable hands. It was important for us to not only generate an exceptional offer on our business, but to also ensure the process was quiet and closed quickly. I am proud to say that Tony Petrunin and Rick Ormsby delivered on these key requests. Anyone considering selling or refinancing in this environment should make their first and only call to Unbridled Capital,” said Jay Morten.
"Jay and his family have been friends for many years. The foundation of this successful closing was the long-standing relationship and care we placed on his family’s legacy, well-being, and success. This is part of what differentiates Unbridled Capital from any other advisor – we care deeply about our clients’ lives in addition to their EBITDA. In this case, Jay built a phenomenal business for decades in the Taco Bell system, and navigating his business through a successful close was an absolute honor. We send best wishes to the Morten family as they enter a new chapter of their lives. We also congratulate HAZA on another acquisition within the Taco Bell system. We are honored to have been part of this transition for both parties,” said Rick Ormsby, Managing Director.
"As a condition of this closing and token of our appreciation, Unbridled Capital will make a charitable contribution to the Taco Bell Foundation which assists employees in obtaining education, navigating crisis situations, and with their personal finances. We want to be a blessing because we’ve been blessed.
Unbridled Capital provides the franchise community with unrivaled investment banking services. For more information, please contact Rick Ormsby at 502-252-6422 or [email protected].