Trifecta Management Group® (TMG) provides innovative concepts, comprehensive management services and value added solutions/systems to the restaurant and retail entertainment industries. The founders and managing partners of TMG, Ron Lam, Bruce Nussbaum and Michael Auger, comprised the executive management team and the strategic, operational and development nucleus at GameWorks, the acclaimed restaurant and interactive entertainment concept founded by Steven Spielberg, Universal Studios and Sega.
TMG was built around two simple, yet focused, ideas:
- to create, deliver and manage compelling, customized restaurant and entertainment concepts tailored to the specific needs of the marketplace
- to maximize profitability for shareholders of retail concerns focusing on product enhancement, sales, management and operating efficiencies
Trifecta has forged a strong strategic partnership with Food Network Chef Aarón Sánchez, which has resulted in menu development projects for House of Blues and Zocalo Mexican Grill and Tequileria. In addition, Chef Sánchez and TMG have developed Mestizo™, located in Leawood, Kansas, which is poised for a national rollout.
TMG’s management also includes seasoned executives known for their respective expertise in the industry including Jill Mather (partner/training), Pat Hart (Operations), Bridget Smith (Marketing & Sales), Michael Long (Consulting and Projects), Brad Rishmany (Culinary Director), Adam Kleinhenz (Operations), Jimmy Hayward (Projects), Bennie Thomas (Group Sales) and Grace McMahon (Marketing).
The management team has broad and deep experience operating restaurants and entertainment businesses (including theme parks) domestically and internationally, with expertise in all aspects of strategic planning, concept development, project management, training and ongoing operations for all types of restaurant and entertainment destinations.
Known for creating some of the restaurant industry’s most dynamic concepts and brands, this team is also recognized for delivering superior operational performance and execution, and for structuring “win-win” deals with developers and other partners. TMG works closely with partners to develop unique concepts in formats from 1,000 to 100,000 square feet, providing a compelling anchor to multi-faceted projects or free-standing destinations.
TMG has quickly become recognized for its custom concepts, including The Corner Alley®, 4th Street Bar & Grill, KDB® (Kitchen, Den, Bar), Zocalo Mexican Grill and Tequileria™, Pizzeria Villagio™, Mic & Moe’s™, Mestizo™ (by Aarón Sánchez) and Uptown Alley®. TMG acquired and reinvented Flannery’s Pub™, a neighborhood Irish pub and restaurant that is now a cherished downtown Cleveland landmark. It also owns Cowboy Food and Drink™ in Bainbridge, Ohio.
TMG manages venues located in Ohio, Florida, Minnesota, California, Kansas, Arizona and Virginia.
TMG offers a full array of consulting services to the restaurant, retail and entertainment industries. Led by Jill Mather, TMG offers Trifecta Learning Solutions™, a training/development system.