July 20, 2015

The Beekman Group Announces the Opening of its Newest Ted’s Cafe Escondido Location in Lee’s Summit, Missouri

NEW YORK – The Beekman Group announced that it has opened its tenth Ted’s Café Escondido (“Ted’s” or the “Company”) restaurant in Lee’s Summit, MO a suburb of Kansas City, MO. This marks Ted’s second restaurant outside of Oklahoma and second in the Kansas City metropolitan area.

The Lee’s Summit, MO Ted’s Café Escondido opened at the Valle Vista Shopping Center at 634 N.E. Missouri State Route 291. Ted’s is located at the north end of the shopping center in a completely renovated 7,300-square-foot space at the Southwest corner of Route 291 and Chipman Road.

For more than 20 years, Ted’s has developed an excellent and well-recognized brand by providing great tasting food, made from the freshest quality ingredients, and served by well-trained, knowledgeable and enthusiastic staff. An uncompromising commitment to service is deeply engrained in Ted’s culture which results in fierce guest loyalty, evidenced by consistent repeat business, frequent word-of-mouth referrals and a diverse guest base.

Ted’s is thrilled to expand its fresh, delicious food, great service and family friendly atmosphere in the Kansas City market. The Lee’s Summit Ted’s restaurant has a large dining room with a separate bar and is conveniently located to the entire Lee’s Summit community. While visiting, customers will enjoy viewing the making of its fresh tortillas through a glass window in the kitchen, not to mention tasting them. With every entrée Ted’s customers will indulge in its signature complimentary fresh tortilla chips, salsa and cheese dip.

Ted’s is planning on opening another restaurant in the Kansas City metropolitan area and one more in Oklahoma during 2015. Ted’s will be coming to the Village at Shoal Creek on Route 152 at Booth Avenue, near Liberty. A Ted’s will also open late 2015 on the west side of Oklahoma City next to The Outlet Shoppes at Oklahoma City.

Beyond 2015 Ted’s is committed to finding more quality restaurant locations to bring its upbeat, intimate and lively ambiance, colorful décor, festive Mexican music, bright lighting, and energetic family-friendly atmosphere to people of all ages. “The Ted’s guest experience sets a new standard for quality food and service in the Mexican upscale casual dining category,” commented John G. Troiano, the Managing Partner of private equity firm The Beekman Group, Ted’s majority shareholder, “we look forward to supporting the Company to further expand the Ted’s experience across the region.”

About The Beekman Group

The Beekman Group is a leading private equity firm, based in New York, dedicated to bringing financial and operational resources to lower middle-market companies. Beekman’s team consists of experienced private equity professionals, as well as a select group of Industry Advisors, who are leading executives in Beekman’s targeted industry segments. This Industry Advisor approach to investing is the cornerstone of Beekman’s investment strategy – creating value through accelerating growth in partnership with small and middle-market management teams. For more information, please visit

About Ted’s Café Escondido

Ted’s Café Escondido, based in Oklahoma City, OK, is a full-service family Mexican/Tex-Mex casual dining restaurant company. The Company has built a loyal customer following over 25 years based on its food quality, an exceptional guest experience and an outstanding value proposition. The Company operates eight restaurants in Oklahoma and two restaurants in the Kansas City area with five additional restaurants in various stages of development. For more information, please visit