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Cadence Bank Inks $5MM Upsize for Good Times Restaurants

November 05, 2018, 08:00 AM
Filed Under: Restaurant

Good Times Restaurants Inc., operator of Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar, a full-service, upscale burger bar concept and Good Times Burgers & Frozen Custard, a regional quick-service restaurant chain focused on fresh, high-quality, all-natural products, today announced that it has amended its credit agreement with Cadence Bank, which expands the facility from $12 million to $17 million.

Ryan Zink, Chief Financial Officer, said, “The successful development of nine Bad Daddy’s restaurants during fiscal 2018 has laid a solid foundation on which we expect to continue our development, having previously announced our intention to open seven to nine additional Bad Daddy’s during fiscal 2019. Cadence Bank’s significant experience in restaurant lending has allowed us to again choose them as a preferred partner in sourcing capital to further develop the Bad Daddy’s concept. We expect the expanded facility combined with our expanding operating cash flow to provide adequate capital to fund all of our development for fiscal 2019 and much of our development for fiscal 2020, while maintaining a relatively conservative amount of debt in our capital structure. This amendment improves upon the already attractive pricing of the existing agreement, provides a larger commitment, and extends the maturity of the loan to the end of calendar 2021.”

Commenting on development plans, Boyd Hoback, President and CEO, said, “We plan to open two Bad Daddy’s restaurants during this quarter, with the first expected to open on November 12 in Decatur, Georgia, our fourth restaurant in the greater-Atlanta metropolitan area. This opening will be closely followed by our fourth restaurant in the Raleigh-Durham market. We are also under construction on our first development in the Nashville market and have a pipeline of restaurants in Huntsville and Birmingham (Alabama), Nashville (Tennessee) and markets in North and South Carolina as we continue to focus our expansion primarily in the Southeast region for fiscal 2019. We are thrilled to expand the relationship we’ve established with Cadence Bank and believe this partnership will serve us well in 2019 and beyond.”


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