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  • Husband & Wife Entrepreneurs Hungry for a Good Sub Expand to 3 QSRs with All-inclusive Financing

    August 29, 2023  - Customer ReviewsRestaurant
    South Coast Subs owners Janette and Chris Hall
    Janette and Chris Hall’s success story started with a simple craving for a sub sandwich like “back home in New Jersey” after moving to New England. Newly retired and having grown up on oil and vinegar subs, the couple set out to open a shop of their own not far from home. In 2019, they started their business, South Coast Subs, Inc., and opened their first quick-serve restaurant (QSR) in Dartmouth, MA. Chris's background in commercial construction and Janette's operations and financial management expertise were a recipe for success! (Read More...)
  • Former Delivery Driver Goes for the Gusto & Opens 6 QSR Locations with More on Menu

    photo of Springfield Pie Inc employees smiling and welcoming you to their Domino's location
    Augusto “Gus” Garcia began his successful business journey in 1999 as a delivery driver for Domino’s Pizza in Springfield, Massachusetts. With bigger plans on the menu, he worked his way up to management within the store, and then became part owner. In 2014 Gus was able to buy out his partners and become the sole franchisee of the Domino’s location, under his own company Springfield Pie, Inc. Amidst the Pandemic in 2021, this savvy entrepreneur expanded adding 4 more locations in Western MA when many other businesses were closing their doors. Determined to continue growing his franchisee network and build a new store, Garcia searched for fast financing options. (Read More...)
  • QSRs are Smokin’ Hot in 2022 and Beyond

    November 7, 2022  - Restaurant
    picture of foods you could get at fast food restaurants
    For Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) owners, things didn’t look so good in 2020. Now, over halfway through 2022, QSRs are shaking and baking while many industries continue to struggle. Through the pandemic, QSRs were clearly essential as drive through lines wound through neighborhood streets. With hungry mouths to feed, successful operators take pride in filling a need and working tirelessly to offer the food and convenience consumers crave. (Read More...)
  • Cooking up Success: How Ascentium Helped this Chef Finance his Dream Kitchen

    October 18, 2021  - Customer ReviewsRestaurant
    cooking up success - how Ascentium helped this chef finance his dream commercial kitchen
    Renowned Chef Terry Craig and his wife Laura opened their first Jalapeño Inferno restaurant in Scottsdale in 1999 and have grown to be one of the valley’s most respected and recognized names for high quality, authentic Mexican food. When the established entrepreneurs sought to expand into a new market area, Terry reached out to Ascentium Capital for help. (Read More...)
  • QSRs are Sizzling Despite the Pandemic – Tips to Deliver When it Matters Most

    April 23, 2021  - RestaurantCOVID19 SMB Resources
    image of phone with online food ordering menu
    In March of 2020, restaurant sales plummeted after in-person dining was severely restricted. Fast forward a few weeks, and a new trend emerged illustrated by long drive-thru lines wrapped around fast-food locations, drive-thru lanes became the superstar, helping fast-food chains' sales rebound faster than those of full-service restaurants. In 2020, drive-thru visits grew by 27% in the third quarter and represented 44% of off-premises orders across the restaurant industry, according to the NPD Group. The drive-thru has evolved into the centerpiece of the fast-food industry. QSR businesses have been eager and wise to employ strategies that leverage this advantage as consumers flock to drive-thru lanes. (Read More...)
  • Financing the Sweet Smell of Success (One Bakery at a Time)

    October 22, 2018  - Customer ReviewsRestaurant
    header image of John Kraus in front of his bakery Patisserie 46
    When was the last time you stopped into your local bakery or patisserie and thought about anything but the coffee you crave or the incredible scents of the sweets on display? There’s a lot of expensive machinery that goes into running a high-end bakery from coffee and cappuccino makers to commercial grade ovens and mixers and other specialty equipment. With this expensive equipment, and the cost of potential replacements or expansion upgrades, a baker could get burnt without the right lender. (Read More...)
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