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About Pennant Foods

Pennant Foods was a Leisure/Restaurants company based in Knoxville, Tennessee. Pennant Foods was acquired in 2003.

Headquarters Location

9041 Executive Park Drive Suite 300

Knoxville, Tennessee, 37923,

United States




Latest Pennant Foods News

CapitalSpring Provides Financing Support to WKS Restaurant Group for Purchase of Pennant Foods

Jan 10, 2018

January 10, 2018 12:00 PM Eastern Standard Time LAKEWOOD, Calif. & NEW YORK--( BUSINESS WIRE )-- CapitalSpring , a leading private investment firm focused exclusively on the branded restaurant industry, announced today that it has provided financing support to WKS Restaurant Group (“WKS” or the “Company”), a leading multi-brand restaurant franchisee, for the Company’s acquisition of Pennant Foods, an operator of 52 Wendy’s restaurants in Southern California. This acquisition of Pennant Foods, from funds managed by Brockway Moran & Partners, is the third WKS transaction in which CapitalSpring has served as a financing partner. In addition to CapitalSpring, the Company’s existing senior lenders, led by Wintrust Franchise Finance, served as co-lenders on the deal. Wintrust Franchise Finance is a division of Lake Forest Bank & Trust Company, N.A., a Wintrust Community Bank. "We are very excited to work with the WKS team again and to support their initial acquisition in the Wendy's system," said Tee Isenhour, Principal at CapitalSpring. "WKS has a long history of growth and operational excellence across multiple concepts and geographies, and we look forward to future opportunities together across their brand portfolio." “CapitalSpring brought a unique financing solution to the table that was tailor-made for this acquisition,” said Roland Spongberg, CEO of WKS. “We have enjoyed a relationship with the firm since 2011, and their consistent ability to leverage creative financing solutions to meet the needs of our business and our acquisitions makes them a trusted and reliable partner. We look forward to working with CapitalSpring to continue expanding the WKS portfolio and bring great brands to even more communities.” Founded in 1987, WKS operates more than 180 franchise restaurant locations including Wendy’s, El Pollo Loco, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Denny’s, Corner Bakery Cafe, and Blaze Pizza. The Company is currently the nation’s largest El Pollo Loco franchisee, the largest Krispy Kreme Doughnuts franchisee, and a top five Denny’s franchisee, making WKS one of the leading family-owned quick service restaurant (QSR) and fast-casual operators in the country. Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP served as legal advisor to WKS in connection with the transaction. CapitalSpring was represented by Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP. About CapitalSpring Founded in 2005, CapitalSpring is a private investment firm focused exclusively on the restaurant industry. The Firm currently manages assets of approximately $1.3 billion and has completed investments in over 50 different restaurant brands and 4,000 restaurant locations. CapitalSpring focuses on supporting proven restaurant operators with a range of structured credit and private equity solutions and has offices in Nashville, Los Angeles, Atlanta, and New York. For more information about CapitalSpring, please visit . About Wintrust Wintrust is a financial holding company with more than $26 billion in assets and a common stock traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market. Wintrust provides traditional commercial and community banking services; franchise finance services, asset-based lending; wealth management services; commercial insurance premium financing; mortgage origination; short-term accounts receivable financing; and certain administrative services, such as data processing of payrolls, billing and treasury management services. Wintrust was created as the alternative to the big banks, offering the solutions and services of larger competitors with the customer-focus and service that can only be found at a true community bank or local financial services company. The Wintrust Community Bank family has more than 150 community bank locations across the Chicagoland area, southern Wisconsin and northwest Indiana.

Pennant Foods Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was Pennant Foods founded?

    Pennant Foods was founded in 1998.

  • Where is Pennant Foods's headquarters?

    Pennant Foods's headquarters is located at 9041 Executive Park Drive, Knoxville.

  • What is Pennant Foods's latest funding round?

    Pennant Foods's latest funding round is Acquired.

  • Who are the investors of Pennant Foods?

    Investors of Pennant Foods include Brockway Moran and Partners.



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