Lessing's truly is a family of innovators as the oldest family-owned, continuously operated, highly diverse food service company in the United States. The company was founded by Maxwell Lessing in 1890 and is operated to this day by 15 family members representing six generations of Lessings. This highly diversified company feeds more than 40,000 guests a day at over 100 corporate, educational, country club, and manufacturing plant locations throughout the Northeast. Lessing's also operates seventeen high-end wedding and catering venues, 10 full service restaurants, a historic hotel built in 1751, and has entered into a franchise agreement with Blaze Fast Fire'd Pizza to develop a chain of pizza restaurants. The Lessing family has provided food service to New Yorkers for over 125 years without interruption. Both the longevity and the success of this legacy company is unprecedented, especially in the food service and restaurant business.
Hatch is here to change the perception of the typical brunch. Behind the venture is the culinary company Lessing’s, and leading the kitchen is executive chef William Muzio, a Culinary Institute of America-trained chef who’s also the longtime chef at the View in Oakdale.
The eatery conjures morning vibes with floor-to-ceiling windows and a blue-and-sunshine color scheme, from bright yellow doors and round, yolk-colored booths to 1960s-style plates and geometric wallpaper.
On the menu, six kinds of eggs Benedict include a chilaquiles benedict of poached eggs, barbacoa-style beef and Mexican-style queso on tortilla strips. Breakfast tacos — scrambled eggs, Jack cheese, hash browns and pico de gallo — come with green-chili hollandaise, too.
The Hatch team is intent and excited to evoke its mission of living in the moment, the start of a great day and connecting with friends and its community. Its surprising takes on brunch classics are served with a contagious passion for life and serving others.
Founded in 1954 by Alfonso and Antoinette (Nana) Carbone, Carbone's Pizzeria initially setup as a family owned and operated, small Italian grocery on St. Paul's east side, serving as a bar and as a confection shop during prohibition.
With the help of Nana Carbone's traditional recipes from the south of Italy and the help of sons Frankie and Mario, Carbone’s Pizzeria has grown to an extended family of Carbone’s Pizzerias featuring 35 locations throughout Minnesota and has been named the best pizza in the Twin Cities as well as received the Diners’ Choice Award by the MPLS St. Paul Magazine.
Even after 50-plus years, the brand's love of family, their devotion to hard work and their welcoming attitude has never wavered. The legacy of two hopeful, young Italians is still present in every visit, in every exchange and in every bite.
From the get-go, KoJa Kitchen took the San Francisco foodie scene by storm with their signature and innovative creations, opening the KoJa Kitchen food truck for business in 2011 to rave reviews.
KoJa (short for Korean-Japanese) was born from the team's desire to reinvent the way Korean & Japanese food is traditionally prepared and served. By combining the best of both worlds, KoJa Kitchen was born.
“KoJa”, a name given to its special gourmet burgers, each with their own unique recipe, is what brings the dedicated KoJa Kitchen guests back for more. With the goal of the best customer service in the fast casual dining industry, KoJa Kitchen strives to make sure you have an outstanding visit.
Thanks to their loyal fan base, KoJa Kitchen opened their first brick and mortar in 2014 with plans to open more locations.
The Jimmy Hula founding story is pretty epic! ‘Jimmy’ (Jim Hartman) was the visionary and creator of the Jimmy Hula’s concept. Back in the old days, Jimmy spent many years in the fast food franchise business… In fact, he was one of the largest fast food franchisees in the state of Florida!
During his free time, Jimmy loved to travel with his family. Most of the time they would choose to visit far off and adventurous destinations. They focused on areas of the globe that provided the best beaches along with unique culture. Jimmy loved the adventure! During these travels, Jimmy always found himself spending time hanging with the ‘Locals’, delving into their culture, exploring local eateries and partaking in their most desirable grub. The cultures and food (obviously food in particular) always left a great impression on him.
Soon after, Jimmy Hula’s “surf-shack” themed restaurant incepted featuring Hawaiian-flavor infused concepts along with a wide array of craft beers, cocktails, and brunch features to keep its lunch and dinner crowds hydrated and happy.
The award-winning burger and taco joint, Jimmy Hula's can be found across 16 locations from St. Petersburg to Jacksonville, Florida.