Checkers Drive-In Restaurants


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Restructuring gives control of Checkers to its lenders

Arbour Lane Capital Management, Garnett Station Partners and Guggenheim Investments are taking majority ownership in a deal that will cut back on the fast-food chain’s debt.

Loans were due on April 24, but now Checkers Drive-In Restaurants Inc. will have more time to build on the momentum of its business.

The operator of drive-thru restaurants has reportedly hired advisers to help it restructure its debt, which comes due next year.

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The drive-thru chains expect to add 60 locations this year after signing deals on both coasts.

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Frances Allen, CEO of the drive-thru burger chain, joins this week’s episode of the RB podcast “A Deeper Dive” to talk about the industry’s challenges and the chain’s growth strategies.

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