GE Capital, Franchise Finance announced today that it is providing $15.3 million in financing to a large Hardee’s® franchisee, Paradigm Investment Group, LLC. The credit facility includes a $10.3 million term loan and a $5 million development line of credit.
"We are pleased to work with Paradigm again and help them with their recapitalization,” said Chris Poppe, vice president, GE Capital, Franchise Finance. “We look forward to continuing our relationship and helping them with their future business needs.”
Paradigm Investment Group, based in San Diego, California, is one of the largest Hardee’s franchise operators. Founded in 1999, Paradigm now operates 88 Hardee’s units in four states, including, Alabama, Florida, Mississippi and Tennessee.
"GE Capital has been our lender for the past 10 years, which reflects the value they have brought to the growth of our business,” says Brian Kelley, CFO and partner, Paradigm Investment Group, LLC. “We appreciate our long history of working together, and look forward to building on this relationship as we continue to grow.”
Established in 1961, Hardee's® operates or franchises more than 1,900 quick-service burger restaurants in 30 U.S. states and nine countries. Hardee's is a wholly-owned subsidiary of CKE Restaurants, Inc.
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