68. C. H. James Restaurant Holdings L.L.C. - Black Enterprise

68. C. H. James Restaurant Holdings L.L.C.

C.H. James Restaurant Holdings L.L.C. is the fifth largest black-owned company in Illinois. C.H. James Restaurant Holdings is a venture of C.H. James & Co.— the oldest black-owned business in the country . The Deerfield, Illinois-based company formed a strategic partnership with Goldman Sachs Urban Investment Group to acquire and run middle market food service companies.

Since its inception, the company has purchased 50 Burger King Franchises and grossed more than $66.3 million in revenues.

Sales for the company were $66.3 million in 2008–up 14.9% from the previous year.