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National Restaurant Enterprises


Industry: Food & Beverage/Restaurant Franchisee
Investment Date: Feb-96
Company Location:
Fund: I


National Restaurant Enterprises, Inc., d/b/a AmeriKing Corporation, headquartered in Westchester, IL, was the second largest "Burger King" (BK) franchisee in the U.S. with 176 restaurants in 11 states. Within a highly-fragmented BK franchise system, the company's strategy was to expand operations through franchisee acquisitions and construction of new sites while enhancing the quality of operations at its existing restaurants.

"Windjammer has provided strategic direction and resources to assist our management team in the achievement of the company’s growth objectives. With the speed at which business moves today, you need a seasoned partner and adviser at your side – one who knows your industry, is readily accessible and capable of giving straightforward and independent support and advice."



Greg Tucholski, CEO
Protective Industries