Happenings

Fifth Group In The News

August 19, 2018

We’re proud of our growth within Atlanta over the past 25 years and for all of our plans to expand and keep up with our city’s mind-blowing pace. Also, we’re proud of the recent recognition our awesome local media has given to Fifth Group Restaurants as an industry leader from culinary expertise to culture to philanthropy.

The Atlantan by Modern Luxury featured all three of our partners – Kris Reinhard, Robby Kukler, and Steve Simon – on the back page of the July/August “Feast,” issue, delving into FGR’s quarter century of delivering delicious to ATL. The magazine highlighted the massive success of Bold Catering & Design and the upcoming upenings of Ecco and Alma Cocina in Buckhead.

Atlanta Business Chronicle celebrated our 25th anniversary by sharing the story of our success since opening South City Kitchen in a renovated Midtown bungalow, touching on our dedication to steady growth, fresh concepts and connected service. The ABC also highlighted co-founder and partner Robby Kukler in their list of 2018’s Most Admired CEOs alongside the city’s best businesspeople across sectors, as well as in the Hospitality Quarterly “Who’s Who,” where Robby shared his career highlights (including his board membership at the Atlanta Community Food Bank.)

As part of our commitment to the environment, Fifth Group Restaurants marked 25 years by taking the next step to reduce waste: We traded the 500,000 plastic straws we previously used each year for biodegradable compostable straws and plastic stirrers for bamboo stir sticks. The AJC noted our effort to reduce the 500 million plastic straws Americans use daily, as well as our move to canned, locally sourced Montane Spring Water in light of Atlanta’s lack of glass recycling options.

We’re glad that this coverage helps friends and fans of our brands everywhere follow along on Fifth Group’s wild journey. We’re just getting started and can’t wait to tell you what’s next!