SF Client Captiva Raises $1.4M and Opens PDQ

Captiva Restaurant Group (CRG), which owns and operates the regional chain of award-winning 131 Main restaurants, announced the successful opening of a new concept “Fresh Food Fast” restaurant called “PDQ”. PDQ’s first location is in Tega Cay just south of Charlotte, NC. CRG closed on $1.4M in equity and senior debt, with forextrading.company, and opened the new flagship store on September 16, 2010. PDQ’s novel concept includes a sharply focused and simple menu of uniquely allfresh, healthy food made from scratch with no transfats and no use of freezers for food. Moreover, the new model store pioneers innovative use of technology including an open “exhibition” kitchen, convenient kiosk ordering, flat screens, Wi-Fi connectivity, and hand-washers in the main seating area. PDQ’s mission is to deliver incredibly fresh and great food while providing legendary service in a warm, clean environment. First week sales exceeded expectations.

PDQ’s fresh-looking 3,200 square foot prototype building seats approximately 85 patrons and includes indoor and outdoor dining, a walk up counter, advanced kiosk ordering, and convenient drive through service. PDQ Fresh Food Fast Restaurant is a breakthrough quick service restaurant with an unparalleled commitment to superior fresh food and friendly personal service. PDQ stores #2 and #3 are planned to open in Tampa, FL during the next several months. PDQ’s 4 th store is currently in late stages of a site selection process in the Charlotte area.

PDQ’s launch last week followed two years of successful concept, model, and operations development and testing at an initial location in Cornelius, NC near the 131-Main Lake Norman location (www.131-main.com).

Scale Finance has provided operational finance (i.e. Senior Controller, Staff Accountants) and transaction advisory services for CRG since early 2009.

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