Tenant Has Talent: Chef-owners are in it for the lifestyle and dream of restaurant ownership, not the money

It’s fun to see someone in the restaurant industry pursuing their dream on their own terms. Cameron Cecchini, co-owner of Tenant on Bryant Avenue in South Minneapolis, admitted to me the first time I dined there that he and his business partner weren’t going to get rich here, but he was enjoying cooking the food […]

New Approach to Old Techniques for Funding

Last month we talked about new security offerings, new types of IPOs and wonderful new financing techniques. When it comes to the restaurant industry and financing, there are the tried-and-true techniques that will always be around, such as traditional senior lending, sale and leaseback, and equipment leasing. I would like to address a couple of […]

John Remakel to Discuss Recent Trends in Restaurant Transactions

John Remakel will be a speaker at BDO’s Restaurant CFO Bootcamp, discussing “Strategic Transactions in the Restaurant Industry – Recent Trends and Structures.” The conference takes place in Orlando on October 18-20. John’s session will provide an overview of recent trends and activity in strategic transactions affecting the restaurant industry – including common structures for […]