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Southern Proper Hospitality Group Names Harter COO

Multiconcept operator Southern Proper Hospitality Group tapped Christopher Harter to serve as chief operations officer. In this role, Harter oversees all restaurant operations for the company, which includes 8 concepts and 18 restaurant locations.

Christopher HarterHarter most recently served as president for Patina Restaurant Group in Buffalo, N.Y., a national restaurant company consisting of 45 unique restaurant concepts. Before this role, Harter was the vice president of Phillips Foods in Baltimore, where he oversaw all financial, operational, and developmental growth tactics for a diverse portfolio of 21 restaurants. His resume also includes president and chief executive officer roles at Restaurants Unlimited in Seattle, Legacy Restaurants in Houston, and Levy Restaurants in Chicago.

Southern Proper Hospitality’s restaurant portfolio includes The Big Ketch Saltwater GrillThe Blind Pig Parlour BarGypsy KitchenThe Southern GentlemanChido & Padre’sMilton’s Cuisine & CocktailsTin Lizzy’s Cantina and Ocean & Acre.