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Gala Capital Acquires Rusty Taco 

Sale marks the PE firm’s third addition in 2022 

Costa Mesa-based Gala Capital Partners LLC has acquired the Texas-based Rusty Taco franchise, sold by its former owner Inspire Brands for an undisclosed amount.

The restaurant’s management team, including President Brendan Mauri, have co-invested and will stay on board following the sale.

Inspire Brands said the company was able to grow Rusty Taco by 50% in the past four years. The taco fast-casual concept counts almost 40 stores.

“Rusty Taco offers competitive unit-level economics and investment returns, has manageable operations, and is in a dining segment that is on-trend, growing, and lacks strong competition,” Anand Gala, founder of the private equity firm, said in a statement.

Anand Gala, founder and owner of Gala Capital Partners

Gala Capital typically invests in franchised restaurant businesses with over 50 units. Founded in 2015, the firm now has seven restaurants which it outright owns or has a minority stake in.

Other Gala investments from 2022 include Dallas-based Dillas Quesadillas and Dunn Brothers Coffee based in St. Paul, Minn.

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