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WKS Restaurant


Debt | Alive

Total Raised


Last Raised

$43M | 9 yrs ago

About WKS Restaurant

WKS Restaurant, based in Lakewood, CA, is the largest El Pollo Loco franchisee, with 59 locations in California, Arizona and Utah. Headquartered in Costa Mesa, CA, El Pollo Loco is the leading fire-grilled chicken and Mexican quick service restaurant with over 400 locations in five western states. WKS also operates 21 Denny's, 18 Krispy Kreme Doughnuts and two Corner Bakery locations in six states.

Headquarters Location

2735 Carson Street Suite 200

Lakewood, California, 90712,

United States


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Latest WKS Restaurant News

WKS Restaurant Group Promotes Paul Tanner to CFO

Aug 9, 2022

WKS Restaurant Group Promotes Paul Tanner to CFO danny Tue, 08/09/2022 - 08:30 Roland Spongberg, president and CEO of WKS Restaurant Group, announced that Paul Tanner will be promoted to the role of Chief Financial Officer. Paul joined WKS in 2008 with an MBA in Finance from the Yale School of Management and prior experience as a CPA at KPMG. “During his 14-year tenure, Paul has been a key part of WKS growing its revenue by over 800 percent through leading the execution of multiple large acquisitions as well as overseeing the development, treasury, tax, and real estate functions. Paul is well qualified to assume his new responsibilities as CFO of WKS” Spongberg said. After 15 years of dedicated service to WKS, Matt McGuinness has decided to partially retire and step down from the CFO position. “Matt’s impact at WKS has been extraordinary and his leadership, experience, wisdom, and work ethic are second to none,” Spongberg says. Matt intends to continue to work on a limited basis with WKS going forward in his new role of Executive Vice President, dedicating his time to improving underperforming restaurants. News and information presented in this release has not been corroborated by QSR, Food News Media, or Journalistic, Inc. read moreEmployee Management

WKS Restaurant Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • Where is WKS Restaurant's headquarters?

    WKS Restaurant's headquarters is located at 2735 Carson Street, Lakewood.

  • What is WKS Restaurant's latest funding round?

    WKS Restaurant's latest funding round is Debt.

  • How much did WKS Restaurant raise?

    WKS Restaurant raised a total of $43M.

  • Who are the investors of WKS Restaurant?

    Investors of WKS Restaurant include GE Capital.

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