Roark looks for growth with Naf Naf Grill investment

Roark looks for growth with Naf Naf Grill investment

Private-equity group joins a host of investors looking for the next big restaurant concept

Naf Naf Grill had a few popular restaurants in Chicago and its suburbs two years ago when it opened a location on the city’s busy Michigan Avenue.

Like its other restaurants, the location generated long lines of customers hungry for its unique blend of Middle Eastern cuisine in an Americanized fast-casual format. But the location also attracted investors eager to get in on the ground floor of the “next Chipotle.”

“It put us on the map in Chicago,” said David Sloan, co-

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