Checkers-Rally's sold for $525M

checkers exterior close

The private equity firm Oak Hill Capital has teamed up with the management of the Checkers and Rally’s drive-thru chains to buy the twin concepts for $525 million from another investment firm, Sentinel Capital.

Oak Hill’s past investments have included Dave & Buster’s and Burger King.

A sale of Checkers Drive-In Restaurants, the parent of the dual drive-thru chains, has been expected for weeks. The two chains consist of about 840 restaurants, most of which are franchised.

The announcement suggested that Checkers Drive-In CEO and president Rick Silva will remain in his posts.

Members help make our journalism possible. Become a Restaurant Business member today and unlock exclusive benefits, including unlimited access to all of our content. Sign up here.

Multimedia

Exclusive Content

Marketing

Older brands try new tricks in their quest to stay relevant

Reality Check: A number of mature restaurant chains are out to prove that age is just a number.

Financing

At Papa Johns, delivery shifts from its own apps to aggregators

The Bottom Line: The pizza delivery chain’s business with companies like Uber Eats and DoorDash is thriving while its own delivery is slowing. But this isn’t the beginning of the end of self-delivery, CEO Rob Lynch says.

Topics

How the shift to counter service has changed Steak n Shake's profitability

The Bottom Line: Sardar Biglari, chairman of the chain’s owner Biglari Holdings, details how the addition of kiosks and counter service has transformed restaurants.

Trending

More from our partners