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Granite City Acquires Cadillac Ranch

Chain continues its expansion plans

Granite City Food & Brewery (NASDAQ:GCFB) has agreed to purchase the net assets of seven restaurants operating under the name Cadillac Ranch All American Bar & Grill, with an option to acquire an eighth restaurant in the future. Granite City has completed its acquisition of one property—the Cadillac Ranch location in the Mall of America—for $1.4 million.

The aggregate purchase price for the assets is $9 million, subject to adjustment.

In May 2011, Granite City received $9 million in equity capital from Concept Development Partners (CDP) in partnership with a Dallas-based private equity firm CIC Partners, as well as $10 million in debt financing from Fifth Third Bank.