Arlington Advises on Taco Mac Transaction

BIRMINGHAM, AL, March 7, 2018 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Arlington Capital Advisors, LLC, a boutique investment bank that specializes in advising consumer businesses, announced today that its principals acted as exclusive financial advisors to Taco Mac in its sale to a team of independent investors and experienced restaurateurs led by Atlanta resident and long-time Taco Mac guest Harold Martin, Jr. Arlington's principals acted as registered securities agents of M&A Securities Group, Inc. in the transaction.

Founded in 1979, Taco Mac has grown into the leading bar-forward sports viewing venue in the Atlanta metro area. The award-winning restaurant chain offers a scratch-made menu which includes wings, burgers, Southwestern fare, salads and sandwiches. In addition to its outstanding menu, Taco Mac is recognized for its extensive craft beer selection and state-of-the-art audio-visual experience. The concept has been named the best sports bar in Atlanta by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and one of the five best sports bars in America by ESPN. The new ownership team is comprised of Mr. Martin and three of his partners – Michael Bodnar, John Michael Bodnar and Mike Tidwell – a group consisting of chefs, investors, entrepreneurs and franchisees working to help restaurant concepts succeed long-term.

Mr. Martin, Managing Partner of Taco Mac, said, "I'm a long-time Taco Mac customer and couldn't be more excited to lead this beloved brand. The Arlington team did an outstanding job managing this transaction and was a pleasure to work with throughout the process." Mr. Martin will work closely with restaurant industry veteran Michael Bodnar in the management of Taco Mac.

"Taco Mac is an Atlanta institution that has been a leader in craft beer for almost 40 years," said Vann Russell, Managing Partner of Arlington Capital Advisors. "It's fitting that the company remains in the hands of Atlanta resident, Harold Martin, Jr., and his partners. We've can't think of better stewards for this iconic brand."

About Arlington Capital Advisors

Arlington Capital Advisors, LLC is a boutique investment bank that specializes in providing middle-market businesses with advisory services.  Arlington focuses on providing strategic advice to its clients, including sell-side and buy-side mergers and acquisitions, sourcing growth capital and other capital-centric strategic alternatives for businesses across a wide array of industries including a specific focus and expertise in consumer businesses. Securities offered through M&A Securities Group, Inc.  M&A Securities Group, Inc. and Arlington Capital Advisors are not affiliated companies. For more information on Arlington Capital Advisors, please visit

About Taco Mac

An Atlanta institution since 1979, Taco Mac offers over 100 beers on draft, the Southeast's Original Buffalo wings and 50+ HD TVs for enjoying all your favorite sporting events. Started by two friends from Buffalo, New York, Taco Mac now has 27 locations across Georgia, Tennessee and North Carolina. Taco Mac has been named the best sports bar in Atlanta by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Jezebel and Groupon and one of the five best sports bars in America by ESPN. Taco Mac is locally owned by managing partner Harold Martin, Jr. along with Michael Bodnar, John Michael Bodnar and Mike Tidwell of Fresh Hospitality. For more information on Taco Mac, please visit

Media Contact: John Goldasich, Arlington Capital Advisors, 2054884384,

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