Springfield Business Journal:

Veteran restaurateur Bruce Swisshelm and a group of undisclosed investors purchased the San Francisco Oven namesake, trademark and logos July 15, and have plans to expand the bay-themed five-unit franchise restaurant chain.

Swisshelm’s partners, including some family members, bought the international franchise from Springfield-based San Francisco Oven LLC, led by Brian Kubik, Paul Freeman and Jeff Hurshman. Neither Swisshelm nor Kubik would disclose terms of the deal.

Kubik and partners brought SFO to Springfield in 2006, and in late 2007 bought out the franchisor, which then had about nine franchise locations. The small chain started in Cleveland, by Matt Harper and Eddie Cerino.