GE Capital, Franchise Finance Provides $74 Million to Team Schostak Family Restaurants

  GE Capital, Franchise Finance Provides $74 Million to Team Schostak Family

Applebee’s Franchisee Receives Funding for Acquisition

Business Wire

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- November 06, 2012

GE Capital, Franchise Finance recently provided a $74 million loan to Team
Schostak Family Restaurants, an Applebee’s International, Inc. and Burger
King^® franchisee. The financing will be used to fund the acquisition of 65
new Applebee’s units.

“GE Capital, Franchise Finance proved to be a great choice for us,” says Mark
Schostak, executive chairman, Team Schostak Family Restaurants. “They
continuously strive to ensure our satisfaction, and it resulted in a
successful transaction.”

Headquartered in Livonia, Mich., Team Schostak Family Restaurants operate 62
Burger King® restaurants, 65 Applebee’s Neighborhood Bar and Grills, and three
Del Taco restaurants.

"We are thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Team Schostak Family
Restaurants,”says Dave Alexander, vice president, GE Capital, Franchise
Finance.“With our industry expertise, we were able to underwrite and commit
to the entire credit facility under tight deadlines, which allowed for a more
streamlined process for Mark and his team.”

Applebee’s is the world’s largest casual dining chain with approximately 2,000
locations in 49 states, 16 countries, and one U.S. territory.

About GE Capital, Franchise Finance

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market via direct sales and portfolio acquisition. With more than 30 years of
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over 18,000 property locations. We specialize in financing mid-market
operators with multiple stores in the restaurant and hospitality industries.
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Christine Roe, (480) 563-6260
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