Capital Restaurants Concepts (CRC) announced the appointment of Tom Gregg as CEO to lead the group of restaurant brands into the future.
CRC operates restaurants in the Washington, D.C. area including J. Paul’s, Georgia Browns, Paolo’s, Old Glory, and Neyla.
Mr. Gregg comes to CRC after founding the largest American smart card software company in the 1990’s 3-G International (3GI). He also served as president of the publicly traded international sous vide food manufacturing company Cuisine Solutions, and was also the chairman of the chef brand sous vide products company, Fiveleaf.
“I have more experience as an entrepreneur then a restaurateur,” Gregg says. “However, I have a strong understanding of the culinary side of the business, and combined with my business background, I hope to help re-energize and grow the current CRC iconic brands to their full potential, and then add iconic brands to our current portfolio of restaurants.”
Most recently, Mr. Gregg was recognized for his work as co-founder of the Washington, DC-based Medium Rare restaurants and as an advisor and investor for many companies, including Central Michel Richard restaurant, through his private investment company, MacGregor Capital.
Mr. Gregg was a 1999 Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year in DC.
“I am excited to have Tom aboard,” says CRC chairman and founder Bechara Nammour. “His focus on business fundamentals and strategic growth is what is needed to help lead our restaurant group into the future.”