• Summer Cocktails at Homestead on the Roof

  • Rooftop Dining at Homestead on the Roof

  • Critically Acclaimed Portsmith at the dana

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.

Loyalty

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 - Portsmith

    Portsmith is the second fine dining restaurant from the Fifty/50 Restaurant Group featuring the cuisine of Nate Henssler. Portsmith will have 65 indoors and 50 outdoor seats along with banquet space, and it opens in late July. Look for composed seafood platings along with advanced technique to create food that is pleasing and challenging for dedicated chefs and line cooks but still approachable for diners of all taste profiles. We offer very flexible hours and several exciting growth opportunities within our company for positive, fun-loving people with a strong work ethic. A positive attitude goes a long way in this company. Alongside Chef Henssler will be executive sous chef Louis Dourlain, Pastry Chef/Partner Chris Teixeira, and Benjamin Schiller. It’s a great place for hungry chefs to learn many skills from many talented people.

    How to Apply

    Email your resume to info@portsmithchicago.com .

    • Full Time or Part Time
    • Subsidized Health Insurance
    • Company Dining Discounts
    • 401k and Paid Parental Leave
  • Line Cook - Steadfast

    Steadfast Restaurant is growing and looking for friendly and caring Line Cooks who enjoy being around people and working in an efficient environment with a supportive staff working in a fast-paced environment, are organized, clean and efficient. Steadfast Restaurant is a fun, fast-paced environment with fine dining standards for both the front and back of house. A Line Cook will be responsible for following the directions of the chef and sous chef, adhering to recipes, walkthroughs and prep lists. To apply email a resume to Todd Harris tharris@thefifty50.com

    Essential Functions

    -Ability to read and follow prep lists and recipes -Basic knife skills -Have good knowledge of stock and sauce preparation -Must be able to work in a station on the line while maintaining strict sanitation standards -Communicate ordering and prep needs to those who manage outside of the shift -Maintain walk-in and cooler organization -Be able to adapt to changes in the daily and seasonal pace of service -Close down the restaurant every night to the standards of the chef and deep clean on a weekly basis

    • $12-$16 per hour based on 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 at the dana hotel. Apogee is opening May 5th. Email your resume to management@thefifty50.com .

    Requirements

    -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
    • Paid Cell Phone
  • Line Cook - Homestead

    Homestead on the Roof and West Town Bakery are seeking hard working, driven individuals looking to work in a fun, fine-dining restaurant or a more casual, family-friendly diner or both! We offer very flexible hours and several exciting growth opportunities within our company for positive, fun-loving people with a strong work ethic. A positive attitude goes a long way in this company. Homestead & West Town Bakery’s facilities include fantastic equipment, a well-known bakery, and even a 3500 square foot garden where we grow much of our summer produce. It’s a great place for hungry chefs to learn many skills from many talented people. Homestead on the Roof was rated by diners on Open Table as the #1 Outside Dining Restaurant in Chicago and in the top 100 in the USA. West Town Bakery has won many accolades and is opening up its third location at the Chicago Cubs’ Hotel Zachary in early 2018. To apply email your resume to sshulman@thefifty50.com

    Requirements

    -6+ months Line Cook experience -Demonstrated willingness and passion for food

    • $12-$16 per hour based on experience
    • Full Time or Part Time
    • Subsidized Health Insurance
    • Company Dining Discounts
    • 401k and Paid Parental Leave
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Our Offices

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

When We're There

Monday – Friday +
9 AM – 5 PM
Saturday +
Upon appointment
Sunday +
Upon appointment

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773-904-1120
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info@thefifty50group.com

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