Georgia Oak Partners Invests in Farm Burger
ATLANTA, Georgia (Dec. 8, 2016) – Farm Burger, the premier fast-casual burger concept, has entered into an investment partnership with Georgia Oak Partners, the Atlanta-based investment firm. Founded in Atlanta in 2010, Farm Burger has locations in Georgia, North Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee and California. Farm Burger has distinguished itself by becoming an industry leader in providing locally raised grass-fed beef paired with fresh seasonal ingredients, all prepared from scratch and served with care at accessible prices.
“In looking for a growth partner, it was imperative we found one that would not only add expertise in strategic restaurant growth, but that also shared Farm Burger’s values around sustainability and sourcing,” said Jason Mann, Co-founder of Farm Burger. “In Georgia Oak, we found a partner with those values right here in our backyard of Atlanta. This partnership will help Farm Burger further realize its vision of connecting communities and farmers through access to great grass-fed beef.”
Georgia Oak’s growth equity investment will allow Farm Burger to accelerate its expansion in the Southeast. The Farm Burger partnership is illustrative of Georgia Oak’s strategy of investing alongside quality managers of values-driven growth companies. “Farm Burger’s ethos is really in alignment with what Georgia Oak is all about. We are both dedicated to working with local partners to produce superior results,” said Michael Lonergan, Managing Partner of Georgia Oak Partners. “This investment demonstrates our commitment to providing resources for Georgia-based companies to reach their full potential.”
About Farm Burger:
Launched in 2010, Farm Burger is a 100% grass-fed and locally-sourced burger restaurant with locations around Atlanta (Decatur, Buckhead, Dunwoody), in Asheville, NC and South Asheville, NC, in Huntsville, AL, in Berkeley, CA, and Marin, CA, in Nashville, TN, and opening soon in Birmingham, AL. Farm Burger’s philosophy is rooted in providing guests with the highest quality produce and pasture-raised meats at accessible prices in a family-friendly environment. The chef-driven menu features award-winning burgers made from a custom blend of 100% grass-fed beef that’s dry-aged, ground fresh, and cooked to order. The menu also includes antibiotic-free chicken, pasture-raised pork, and veggie burgers, seasonal salads, hand-cut fries and diverse daily specials. The restaurants have been featured in bon appetit, Southern Living, Rachael Ray Every Day, on CNN, and many more, and Farm Burger is among Food & Wine’s picks for “Best Burgers in the U.S.” Learn more at www.farmburger.net.
About Georgia Oak Partners:
Georgia Oak Partners focuses on growth private equity investments in Georgia and the broader Southeast. We invest growth equity into companies positioned for topline acceleration. As a partner, we work side-by-side with the creators and sustainers of strong organizations. We help companies grow faster by providing the right tools and resources to capture the biggest opportunities. Learn more at www.GeorgiaOakPartners.com.