Rockelle Corporation (RKLC.OB) was founded as a Delaware Corporation in September 2003, for the purpose of developing, building, operating and selling quick service food franchises. Rockelle's initial focus will be in the greater New York City, Long Island, New York and Northern New Jersey areas. Gerard A. Stephan, Founder and President, has controlled Rockelle Corporation since its inception. Mr. Stephan has over thirty years of successful experience in both the quick service restaurant and commercial construction industries, throughout the greater New York area. This experience encompasses building, owning and operating Quizno's quick service restaurants.
Rockelle Corp. was created out of a public shell and has already raised approximately one quarter of a million dollars in private placement money. This endeavor was initiated and spearheaded by Mr. Stephan under the direction of a well-respected SEC law firm. Mr. Stephan successfully negotiated with Kahala Corporation, a $450 million international food franchisor, to purchase the exclusive rights for Taco Time; one of Kahala's many franchised food concepts. Mr. Stephan now owns the exclusive area development rights for Taco Time restaurants in Suffolk and Nassau counties in Long Island, as well as the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan and Staten Island. In addition, Mr. Stephan is authorized to negotiate area development arrangements for any of Kahala's other franchised food concepts. It is Rockelle's intention to undertake all franchise construction in order to take advantage of economies of scale through lower build-out costs. Rockelle Corporation's objective is to own and operate quick service restaurant franchises, in addition to developing and selling franchise locations to other operators.
As a result of Mr. Stephan's experience and background in the quick service food industry, he and his staff are currently engaged in negotiations for key franchise locations in Nassau and Suffolk counties. Mr. Stephan will keep his options open for future expansion in other areas as well. Future expansion plans include Las Vegas, Atlantic City and North Jersey, which are amongst the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the United States.
Mr. Stephan has retained Surety Financial Group, LLC., a full service Business Development and Investor Relations Company, to assist Rockelle Corp. with the many aspects of developing and running a publicly traded company. Surety Financial Group will also advise Rockelle in the raising of both private and institutional capital from various sources. Additionally, Surety Financial Group will provide all required media communications and will facilitate Rockelle Corp. in building a large shareholder and investor base.