• Summer Cocktails at Homestead on the Roof

  • Critically Acclaimed Portsmith at the dana

  • Rooftop Dining at Homestead on the Roof

About The Fifty/50 Restaurant Group

Creative. Driven. Forward thinking.

A Brief History

Founded in 2008, The Fifty/50 Restaurant Group is a fun-loving group of individuals responsible for creating several diverse restaurant and bar concepts across Chicago. Through hard work and innovation by the principals and partners, the group either owns or manages 14 establishments since its inception less than 10 years ago.

The founding of The Fifty/50 Restaurant Group was the result of the partnership between Scott Weiner and Greg Mohr, who became great friends and coworkers in 2003 when they began working together with Lettuce Entertain You. In 2007, as Chicago was about to implement a smoking ban in bars and restaurants, the duo recognized an opportunity to bring higher quality food and service into a sports bar environment. With the opening of The Fifty/50 in Wicker Park, they found themselves at the forefront of Chicago's growing restaurant and bar movement.

Since then, they've invested in growing neighborhoods and communities across Chicago to become fixtures with unique concepts such as Roots Pizza and West Town Bakery. Along with the company's rapid growth, they've worked hard to build great company culture and infrastructure allowing them to maintain a high level of success and attention to detail.

The Fifty/50 Restaurant Group has become one of Chicago's fastest growing restaurant groups due to their amazing people who go above and beyond as well as the hard working and dedicated partners who constantly push to be the best in their field. The group continues to focus on new restaurant concepts and locations within Chicago as well as other cities across the US.

Our Philosophy

The basic premise is simple. We strive to take care of our people first. We strive to be the best as a team, but we need a team that supports all of the individual players so that they can one day become superstars. The next priority is our mission to treasure our guests who make it all possible. We then strive to focus on our community, our suppliers, and our investors. We create and maintain a positive environment that is constant in its growth. We aim to pass on that positive energy to the guests' dining experience. That's how we ensure our guests leave feeling better about their day and the money that they spend with us... so they'll do it over again.


With close to 50,000 active loyalty members in Chicago, the Fifty/50 Restaurant Group has one of the most dynamic and loyal followings across neighborhoods all across the city. It is our mission to always find ways to give back to our loyal customers and give thanks for their incredible support these past years. We endeavor to be involved in your community and we strive to be great neighbors.

We are hiring

Are you looking for a top working place? Then we are looking for you!

  • ALL POSITIONS - Roots Second City & Utopian Tailgate

    An awesome job at a high altitude — Opening August 2019! 10,000 square foot rooftop perched over North & Wells above Second City. With a psychedelic and Utopian vibe, this is the tailgate to end all tailgates. Wanna work somewhere cool? Come to our job fair (info on page) or apply by emailing info@utopiantailgate.com or check out our listing on Culinary Agents! Hiring bartenders, barbacks, hosts, bussers, and cocktail servers. To apply email your resume to Eric efritzsche@thefifty50.com


    Work Ethic -Demonstrated willingness and passion for food

    • Based on position and nn experience
    • Full Time or Part Time
    • Subsidized Health Insurance
    • Company Dining Discounts
    • 401k and Paid Parental Leave
  • Front of House Managers

    POSITION SUMMARY: The Fifty/50 Restaurant Group has opportunities for individuals looking to further their career. We recognize talent, appreciate hard work, and reward those individuals who have the vision and ambition to help us grow our company. If you feel stuck where you are or just need a new challenge, we have huge growth potential and amazing upside. We are currently looking for management positions for our up-coming food and beverage operations in the Chicago Loop and Old Town area.

  • Email your resume to management@thefifty50.com
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    -Two to three years of full-service, high-volume restaurant or nightclub/bar management experience in a polished, well-run restaurant. -Ability to lead and motivate your team with an attitude of mutual respect -Skilled in developing and maintaining guest rapport through interaction and social media -High-energy, guest-focused approach to floor management -Strong computer skills and ability to use Microsoft Excel. Adobe Illustrator/Photoshop experience a plus. -College Degree. -Hospitality degree a plus. .

  • Competitive Salaries
  • Quarterly Bonuses
  • Company Subsidized Medical Insurance
  • 401k, Paid Parental Leave
  • Paid Time Off
  • Dining Discounts and Meal Allowances
  • A Supportive Culture in a Growing Group
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Our Offices

The Fifty/50 Restaurant Group.
1916 West Chicago Avenue,
Chicago, IL 60622 USA

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