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Greg Mohr

“I get my inspiration from people all over the world.”

About Greg

At the age of eight, Greg Mohr began working in his grandfather’s bar, restaurant, and liquor store, Lee’s Liquors, in his hometown of Rock Island. Inspired by this early experience, he described in a school project his ultimate dream of living in Chicago and owning a restaurant. From that day forward, he pursued this goal by working in various restaurants throughout high school and college.

Upon moving to Chicago, Greg took an hourly position with the Gibson’s Group and quickly advanced to managing two of the highest-grossing restaurants in the United States. After four years with Gibsons, he joined Lettuce Entertain You as the General Manager at Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steaks, and Stone Crab. During his four and a half years there, he, along with his now business partner and co-founder Scott Weiner, and John Aldape, increased the restaurant’s revenue from $16 million to $21.5 million annually.

In 2008, Mohr and Weiner opened their first restaurant, with Aldape joining them several years later. Realizing his dream of opening a restaurant in Chicago, Mohr established the successful Fifty/50 sports bar. Determined to bring his hometown pizza style to Chicago, he founded Roots Handmade Pizza, which has since become an award-winning, nationally recognized Chicago staple.

Having survived the financial crisis of 2008, Mohr and Weiner adopted a strategy of maintaining a diverse portfolio of restaurants. Today, the Fifty/50 Group boasts over 20 concepts, making it one of the most diverse hospitality groups in Chicago. Recognizing the value of owning their real estate, they also own the majority of their hospitality properties, which include residential rentals.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Greg pivoted the company to produce free meals for those in need. Collaborating with multiple charities and organizations, he sourced bulk ingredients to create, package, and distribute meals throughout Chicago. The Fifty/50 Group served over 80,000 meals to people in the most affected neighborhoods.

Greg and Scott consider themselves brothers and they talk every day, just like they did when they worked together at Joes. As the group continues to grow they value each other even more and consider themselves lucky that they are still close friends as well as great business partners. 

Greg has lived in the same house in West Town for more than 20 years, where he resides with his wife and two daughters. He loves West Town and never wants to move and enjoys owning establishments that are fixtures within his community.