Rutherford Seydel was an investor in Moe’s Southwest Grill before it was sold to Roark Capital’s Focus Brands in 2007.
Seydel, an Atlanta attorney and a minority investor in the Atlanta Hawks basketball team, was pleased with that outcome. So, he was eager to invest in the follow-up concept from Moe’s cofounder Matt Andrew: Uncle Maddio’s. Only Seydel wanted to see the fast-casual pizza chain reach a certain level first.
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