Real Mex Restaurants
Real Mex Restaurants, Inc. is the largest operator of full-service, Mexican restaurants in the U.S..
Headquartered in Cypress, California, they have more than 200 restaurants operating in more than a dozen states. 2006 revenue was approximately $534 million.
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.
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