Roark invests in Naf Naf Grill

Roark invests in Naf Naf Grill

Emerging Chicago-based chain specializes in “Americanized” Middle Eastern cuisine

Roark Capital Group has made an investment in Naf Naf Grill, a seven-year-old Chicago-based chain with 13 units that serves Middle Eastern cuisine in an Americanized, fast-casual format, the Atlanta-based private-equity firm said Tuesday.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The move marks an investment by the private-equity firm in an emerging chain, after years of buying established brands and turnaround concepts.

“We chose Roark as an investor for their d

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