Taco Bueno Restaurants, L.P.

Taco Bueno is a chain of quick service restaurants serving Mexican food, known for its superior food quality, freshness and atmosphere. The Company manages 111 restaurants in Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas and has established tremendous brand awareness and a market-leading position in each of its markets. Jacobson Partners purchased Taco Bueno in 2001 from CKE Restaurants after several years of under-performance prompted CKE to sell the business. Concurrent with its purchase, Jacobson Partners hired an experienced senior management team and undertook an aggressive plan to remodel all restaurants, revitalize its image and expand into new markets. Consistent with Jacobson Partners’ philosophy of generating a realized return through refinancing when possible, Taco Bueno was recapitalized three times prior to its sale to Palladium Equity Partners in August 2005. The sale to Palladium, combined with distributions from recapitalizations, generated a total return to investors of 9.6x the initial investment.

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