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Forward Thinking

Founded in 2008 by Scott Weiner & Greg Mohr

The Fifty/50 Group is comprised by a group of people who love food, like having fun, and believe that neighborhood hospitality is what makes where we live special. 

The group is responsible for creating several diverse restaurant and bar concepts across Chicago. Through hard work and innovation by the principals and partners, the group has developed, owned, or managed 1more than 25 brands and locations in its 16 year span.

The group was founded by 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, Utopian Tailgate, West Town Bakery and more. 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.

Scott Weiner and Greg Mohr hosting an annual management team meeting.

We are a group of passionate professionals. Meet the Team.

Greg Mohr - a cofounder of the Fifty/50 Group
Greg
Mohr
Co-Founder
Greg Mohr - a cofounder of the Fifty/50 Group
Scott
Weiner
Co-Founder

Scott Weiner - Bio Photo

Mark
Braver

Director of Operations
Sexy & Sophisticated Cocktails in River North

Kassie
Barr

Director of Administrations

Christopher
Teixeira

Director of Food & Beverage

John
Aldape

Director of Operations

Amanda
Peters

Director of Sales & Marketing
Maddy White - Fifty/50 Group Marketing Team

Maddie
White

Marketing

David
Quinn

Chief Financial Officer

Jennifer
Muha

Marketing

Martin
Arellano

Area Culinary Operations | Partner: Roots Handmade Pizza

Christo
Vlahos

Area Culinary Operations

Bob
Zrenner

Area Culinary Operations

Beth
Herris

Divisional Director of Operations

Simon
Unthan

Divisional Director of Operations

Matt
Miller

Divisional Director of Operations
Samantha Waldren

Samantha
Waldren

Payroll & Benefits

Jena
Cherry

Director of Sales & Catering

Head of Consulting - Ken McGarrie

Ken
McGarrie

President of Consulting
Chef Jonathon Sawyer won the James Beard Award for Best Chef Great Lakes in 2015

Jonathon
Sawyer

Chef | Partner:
Kindling
Anthony "The Professor" Scardino of Professor Pizza.

Tony “The Professor”
Scardino

Chef | Partner:
Professor Pizza

Andrew
Marinelli

Assistant Beverage Director
Jose Carbajal - Director of Safety & Security

Jose
Carbajal

Director of Safety | Certified Illinois Security Agent

Jesse
Sexton

Artistic Beverage Director
Jose Carbajal - Director of Safety & Security

Harrison
Schneider

Lead Account Manager
Jose Carbajal - Director of Safety & Security

Kate
Boyd

Marketing

ACCOLADES

We are proud of each milestone and award we receive on our road.

Best Sports Bar in the USA

The Fifty/50

THRILLIST, YAHOO: 2009

NIGHTCLUB & BAR MAGAZINE: 2016

Best New Pizzeria

Roots Handmade Pizza

TIME OUT- EAT OUT AWARDS: 2012

The Best Bakeries in Chicago

West Town Bakery

CS | MODERN LUXURY: 2024

TIME OUT | Most Amazing Bakeries: 2023

TRIPADVISOR | The 10 Best Bakeries in Chicago

The Best Cocktail Bars in Chicago

The Berkshire Room

INFATUATION: The Best Cocktail Bars: 2024

CHICAGO MAGAZINE: Top 5 in Chicago: 2014

CHICAGO READER: Aged to Perfection: 2013

The Hottest New Restaurants in Chicago

Kindling | Downtown Cookout & Cocktails

EATER CHICAGO – April 2023

THRILLIST- Best Restaurants in Chicago to Eat at Right Now: 2023

Best Rooftop Bars in Chicago

Utopian Tailgate

EATER CHICAGO:  2019 – 2024

TIME OUT:  2024

360 CHICAGO:  2023

SECRET CHICAGO: 2024

THE INFATUATION: 2020 – 2024

Best Rooftop Restaurants in Chicago

Homestead on the Roof

TIME OUT:  2024

SECRET CHICAGO: 2024

THE ROOFTOP GUIDE: 2024

BETTER MAGAZINE: 2019

TASTING TABLE: 2014

THECHIC.US: 2017

Essential Pizza Restaurants in Chicago

Professor Pizza

EATER CHICAGO: 2024