The Latest News

FE&S delivers relevant news of the day to the foodservice equipment and supplies marketplace.


Two Chains Become One Table Restaurant Group

Two fast-casual chains have merged to form a single company. One Table Restaurant Brands consists of California-based concepts Tocaya and Tender GreensCombined, the two concepts operate 45 restaurants across California and Arizona.

In announcing the merger, the One Table Restaurant Brands also unveiled key members of its leadership team, including:

  • Harald Herrmann as executive chairman. His background includes serving as CEO of Yard House & Mendocino Farms.
  • Lina O’Connor as president and chief financial officer. She previously served as CFO of Tender Greens.
  • Rudy Sugueti as chief operating officer. He formerly served as COO of Tocaya and The Madera Group.
  • Matt Smith as chief marketing officer. He formerly served as CMO of Tocaya & The Madera Group.

The founders of Tender Greens and Tocaya, Erik Oberholzer and Tosh Berman, will each serve on OTRB’s Board of Directors, with Oberholzer providing guidance on culinary initiatives, and Berman providing expertise on creative vision. Investors from both concepts, including Alliance Consumer Growth, Union Square Hospitality Group (legacy Tender Greens investors), and Breakwater Management, as well as Michael Meldman and Schuyler Joyner (legacy Tocaya investors) will continue to be shareholders in the combined entity.