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Army Veteran Acquires Second Pizza Franchise Where He was Mentored as a Teen

“44 Business Capital not only looked out for me, they looked out for my whole family and our future. After serving 20 years in the military -- the Marine Corps from 1997 to 2002 and the Army from 2002 to 2018 -- it is nice to know that someone still has your back.”

Ron Burdette, Owner
Blackjack Pizza | Aurora, CO


Ronald Burdette worked as a teenager at a Blackjack Pizza franchise in Aurora, CO from 1994-98. The owner of the business became a father figure and mentor to him. After serving in the Marines from 1997 to 2002 and the Army from 2002 to 2018, the owner of that Blackjack Pizza, approached him about buying the business. Mike Stone and the team at 44 Business Capital structured financing for the acquisition in July 2019. Ron had the opportunity to acquire a second Blackjack franchise in a high-volume store in Pueblo, CO. Mike Stone was able to finance a second franchise for Ron making him the proud Veteran owner of two Blackjack pizza franchises.