Fresh Brothers Lands Equity Investment from Nolan Capital | Business Wire

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Golden Road Food Services, the parent to Fresh Brothers pizza chain, has

received an equity investment from Southern California investor group

Nolan Capital Inc., announced Adam Goldberg, CEO and Founder of Golden

Road Food Services and Fresh Brothers. Nolan Capital is the family

office of Peter Nolan, former Managing Partner and current Senior

Advisor of Leonard Green &. Partners. Focuses on making equity

investments in leading growth companies.

The deal will allow Fresh Brothers to eliminate debt. Establish a

foundation for new growth. Goldberg will continue to run day-to-day

operations.

NFL Super Bowl 2014 Champion, Michael Robinson, Chooses Fresh Healthy Vending for New Business Venture | Business Wire

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fresh Healthy Vending International, Inc. (OTC Markets: VEND), North America's leading healthy vending franchisor, announces its completed franchise deal with Super Bowl 2014 Champion Michael Robinson, who today purchased 10 Fresh Healthy Vending Combo machines. Continuously aspiring to encourage today’s youth to lead healthy lifestyles through knowledge and education, the Seattle Seahawks’ fullback will use his Fresh Healthy Vending franchise to complement his youth-oriented foundation: Excel to Excellence.

A 9-year NFL veteran, having also played four years for the San Francisco 49ers, Robinson is a Virginia native and recently relocated back to his hometown of Richmond, where he decided to start his Fresh Healthy Vending franchise: Healthy Treats. In both Richmond and Henrico Counties, where he started his foundation in 2010, Robinson plans to begin installing all 10 Fresh Healthy Vending machines into schools, businesses and community centers by late spring.

“I have always been a planner, so I had been looking into the healthy vending industry for some time, after an NFL-personnel friend of mine expressed his positive experience...

“The equity investment will help Fresh Brothers to expand to 50

locations within five years,” Goldberg said. “The 16-store chain will

open two locations before the end of the year in Southern California.

Next year, eight to 10 locations are planned, including a possible move

outside California,” Goldberg, noted. The company is projecting more

than $22 million in sales for fiscal 2016.

Joining Fresh Brothers’ board is Peter Nolan, who led the investor

group. “Nolan Capital made the decision to partner with Fresh Brothers

due to the company’s strong brand, differentiated concept and attractive

four-wall economics,” Nolan explained. The Nolan Capital deal follows a

2012 investment by Skechers shoe executive Michael Greenberg, who

remains a stakeholder.

The first Fresh Brothers was opened in 2008 by Adam and Debbie Goldberg.

Their goal was to take their traditional Chicago-style family recipes,

originally created by Adam’s older brother, Scott. Give them a

fresh, healthy California twist.

Fresh Brothers’ sauce is packed with 100% fresh tomatoes, not

concentrate. The mozzarella is all natural, with no fillers, additives

or preservatives. Nothing is ever fried. Wings, bites. Tenders, even

the Fresh fries are baked. The Fresh Kids Special, as featured on The

Doctors television show, has a mix of five different finely-ground

veggies blended into the pizza sauce.

Fresh Brothers offers gluten-free. Vegan options, including vegan

cheese, vegan “chicken” bites and vegan ranch and blue cheese dressing.

Fresh Brothers is a nut-free restaurant.

Fresh Brothers was voted the LA Times “Best Pizza” in the South

Bay. Named “Best Pizza Restaurant” and the “Best Speciality Salad” in Easy

Reader’s Best of the Beach. Fresh Brothers received national

accolades including “Independent Pizzeria of the Year” from Pizza

Today.

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