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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!

  • EVENT PLANNER - Roots Second City, Utopian Tailgate, & Second City Catering

    Roots Pizza Second City, The Loft Second City & Utopian Tailgate Catering & Events is seeking an experienced sales and management professional. The Fifty/50 group recently partnered with The Second City in Old Town to open a few exciting venues and will also be the sole caterer for all events in the Second City theaters & event spaces. We are a growing and evolving organization, our current markets include Corporate Events, Social Events, Contracted Dining Services, and breakfast/ lunch catering for Showers and Luncheons. Join our team and make an impact from day one. To apply email your resume to Morgen mmcgarrie@thefifty50.com


  • -Generating private party sales via seeking and securing new business through incoming leads and networking
  • -Demonstrated willingness and passion for food
  • -Lead our Corporate Event & our Social sales division developing, planning and selling private parties.
  • -Identify new markets and build strategies to access them
  • -Works with General Manager and PR on sales & marketing initiatives / building effective online, print and outreach campaigns
  • -Effective contract management
  • -Assumes responsibility for execution of events, communicates all request of the client in an effective and sensitive manner
  • -Ensures all required elements are scheduled, ordered, and communicated with Fifty/50’s management team
  • -Oversee the entire life cycle of an event from sale to execution
  • -Continually grow relationships with current and new clients to ensure ongoing business
  • Subsidized Health Insurance
  • Company Dining Discounts
  • 401k and Paid Parental Leave
  • Front of House Manager - Apogee Lounge

    POSITION SUMMARY: The Fifty/50 Restaurant Group is currently hiring for management positions at Apogee Lounge, our craft cocktail lounge. We are located at the rooftop of Eurostars Magnificent Mile, Chicago’s bustling River North neighborhood. The right candidate possess a genuine passion and enthusiasm for the beverage industry and take pride in working with an award-winning team of dedicated professionals.

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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. .

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    Our Offices

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

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