Real Mex Restaurants
Bruckmann, Rosser, Sherrill & Co. used Acapulco, acquired in 1998, as the starting point of Real Mex Restaurants, acquiring such chains as El Torito and Chevys Fresh Mex. In 2006, Sun Capital Partners, Inc. purchased Real Mex Restaurants for $359 million from Bruckmann, Rosser, Sherrill & Co.
On October 4, 2011, Real Mex filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and announced that it was putting itself up for sale citing the poor economy as a reason. It was acquired by a group of its noteholders in a bankruptcy auction in 2012.
Among the company's holdings:
- El Torito Restaurants (acquired in 2000)
- El Torito Grill Restaurants
- Chevys Fresh Mex Restaurants (acquired in 2005)
- Acapulco Mexican Restaurant and Cantina (acquired in 1998)
- Las Brisas(acquired in 2000)
- El Paso Cantina
- Who-Song & Larry's
- Joe Bramhall. "Real Mex Restaurants, Inc.". Hoover's. Retrieved 2007-10-03.
- Jennings, Lisa (2006-09-04). "Sun Capital buys Real Mex in $359M deal". Nation's Restaurant News. BNET. Retrieved 2008-09-25.
- Sharron, Bernstein (2011-10-04). "Chevy's, Acapulco Chains File for Bankruptcy". Retrieved 2011-10-04.
- Bankruptcy court approves Real Mex sale
- Acapulco Chain Owner to Buy El Torito
- Acapulco restarts its engine, revs up for growth after 8 years in low gear.
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