sbe, a Los Angeles-based lifestyle hospitality company, has launched Disruptive Restaurant Group. This newly formed sbe subsidiary will assist other hotel companies and developers looking to bring to market restaurant concepts, expand brands, and collaborate on third party culinary operations.
Disruptive Restaurant Group will take over sbe’s work with such restaurant and hospitality oriented concepts as Katsuya, The Bazaar by José Andrés, Umami Burger, Cleo and Hyde Kitchen + Cocktails. The company will work with other hotel groups to expand their culinary offerings, making them destinations in their own right. Disruptive Restaurant Group plans to rapidly develop and expand its restaurant brands, which generated more than $160 million in gross revenue in 2015, according a sbe release announcing this news.
John Kolaski will serve as president of Disruptive Restaurant Group. Kolaski most recently held the position of sbe’s president of restaurants. He will oversee 50 properties currently in operation or under development.