The partnership between the Thornton Family, Barlington Group, and Mad Room Hospitality is at the forefront of a new trend in restaurant finance, using a little-known U.S. government program to attract investment capital.
South Florida’s iconic Mai-Kai Restaurant and Polynesian Show, owned and operated by the Thornton family since 1956, has officially teamed up with the Barlington Group, a South Florida-based real estate investment and development company, and Mad Room Hospitality, the proprietors of iconic establishments such as Ball and Chain, Los Altos and Taquerias El Mexicano.
The family is and always will be dedicated to the Mai-Kai and its legacy. The news stories you have likely read have been unkind, unfair and misleading. It is accurate that we engaged the services of a business broker to assist in finding a partner, or worst case...