Brentwood Backs Zoe’s Kitchen

Brentwood Associates has made a “significant investment” in Zoe's Kitchen USA LLC, a Birmingham, Ala.-based fast casual restaurant chain serving Mediterranean cuisine. No financial terms were disclosed for the deal, which will result in the founding Cassimus family retaining substantial ownership. John Cassimus remaining as president and CEO. Fast-casual industry veteran Greg Dollarhyde will invest in the company and serve as its executive chairman. Brookwood Associates advised Zoe's Kitchen on the deal.


Brentwood Associates, a leading Los Angeles-based private equity investment firm, announced that it has made a significant investment in Zoe's Kitchen USA, LLC, headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama. Led by President and CEO John Cassimus, ZO