Lowlands Group, the Milwaukee-based owner and operator of seven European-inspired cafes, has opened two new Café Hollanders restaurants in Wisconsin, one in Mequon and one in Madison.

Hollander Mequon PatioThe latest location in Madison features second-floor seating, a large rooftop patio, an outdoor petanque ball court, and strategically placed garage doors and large windows that allow for more than half of the wall space to be open air.

To prepare for its planned aggressive growth strategy, the company recently appointed Dave DeMarco as its director of operations. DeMarco brings 17 years of restaurant and retail operations, including particular expertise in scaling up operations.

In addition to its made-from-scratch dishes, beer is an important part of Lowland Group’s culture. There are 40 different types of glasses set behind the bar to ensure each Belgian beer is offered with the proper aromatic presentation, head formation and carbonation.

Lowland’s expansion continues with a Café Hollander opening in spring 2017 at the Corners, a new development in Brookfield, Wis. The group is actively exploring additional markets.