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SPB Hospitality

SPB Hospitality is a holding company, based in Nashville, created by Fortress Investment Group for restaurant acquisitions. Fortress, in turn, is owned by Softbank.

It appears that Fortress created SPB in 20205 for the purchase of Craftworks Restaurant Group which owned several chains of brew pubs and Old Chicago Pizza.

Fortress created Golden Child Holdings for the acquisition of Krystal Burger, based in Chattanooga, along with a large Pizza Hut franchise.

CraftWorks Restaurants was a multibrand chain of restaurants headquartered in Broomfield, Co. Many of the restaurants include brewed beers making it the largest chain of brew pubs in the US.

CraftWorks Brands include Old Chicago Pizza, Rock Bottom Restaurants, Big River Grille, Gordon Biersch Restaurants, Sing Sing Piano Bars, ChopHouse Brewery, and Walnut Brewery (on Walnut Street in Boulder).

Old Chicago Pizza

Old Chicago Pizza was founded in 1976 by pizza lovers (including Frank Day) in Boulder, Colorado. The chain is committed to serving handmade pizza from fresh ingredients.

Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant

The Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant opened in Palo Alto in 1988. The company specializes in German style beers brewed in compliance with the Reinheitsgebot German Purity Law of 1516. Gordon Biersch merged with Big River Brewing Company in 1999 then with RockBottom in 2010.

Rock Bottom Restaurants

Rock Bottom Restaurants was created by Thomas A. Moxcey and Frank Day (of Old Chicago Pizza) as a concept restaurant with an open kitchen and in house brews.

Logan's History

Logan's Roadhouse is a chain with over 200 restaurants in 23 states. Craftworks acquired Logan's in 2018.

Corporate History

This sections shows select corporate events in the company's history.

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  1. Funding Universe - Rock Bottom Restaurant (Drawn 9/22/2019)
  2. Wikipedia - Craftworks (Drawn 9/22/2019)
  3. Logan's Road House - Craftworks Acquisition (Drawn 9/22/2019)
  4. Funding Universe - Logan's History (Drawn 9/22/2019)
  5. Tennessee Business Records (Drawn 9/25/2020)

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