Houston's Delicious Evolution

Headquarters - 3302 Canal St. Houston, 77003
Wed, Aug 9, 2017, 7:00 PM (CDT)

About this event

Our guest this month is Ken Bridge, the mastermind behind Some of Houston’s favorite neighborhood dining and take-out spots including Pink’s Pizza, Republic Diner, Ritual, and Shepherd Park. As the Founder of Delicious Concepts Restaurant Group, the managing entity behind these locally recognized brands, Ken has continuously tested and launched eating establishments that address the desires of the diverse, dynamic, and increasingly sophisticated palates of Houstonians.

Some of his concepts have been huge hits, others have been misses, but each iteration and attempt has been a thoroughly involved personal labor of love and a learning experience for him and his team. Under his stewardship, Delicious Concepts has launched many brands that are either ahead of or spot on in terms of dining trends that our diverse community enjoys.

Ken is always thinking, evolving, and maintaining fresh and relevant restaurant concepts. He is supported by a close-knit family of team members that opens, operates, maintains, and grows the Delicious Concepts’ restaurants across the city, day in and day out. The Houston dining community has responded to their hard work and their consistent innovation and rewarded him and his team’s efforts through consistent patronage.

We wonder, what he’s going to launch next? Don’t you?!?!

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Order Up! - Every month we encourage local “Entrepreneur Partners” (Startups, Growth & Enterprise businesses) to kick off the event. Founders & team members wanting to share their accomplishments, values or needs are invited to present and connect with our featured guest as well as attendees. These groups are also encouraged to exhibit their companies products and/or services after our signature Fireside Chat. This opportunity is available for a limited number of businesses, Apply Today!

Listen & Learn - Are you a member of our local Food & Beverage ecosystem? And/Or... Do you enjoy eating out in what some experts are saying is among the strongest food scenes in the nation? Either way, we encourage you to come meet, learn from, and have the chance to ask questions of one of Houston’s most dynamic restaurateurs and executives, Ken Bridge (LinkedIn Bio).

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  • Ken Bridge

    Ken Bridge

    Delicious Concepts Restaurant Group


    A hustler who's motto is "If you want to be Gangsta then prove your chops by playing by the rules in American and succeeding." Ken has channeled his street hustle into his drive and passion - restaurants are just the vehicle. Come hear Ken's story and find out what it takes to stay confident when you fall flat on your face over and over in the journey to success.

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  • When

    Wednesday, Aug 9
    7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (CDT)


    3302 Canal St. Houston77003

    Brought to you by

    • Michele Price

      Michele Price

      Breakthrough Business Strategies

      Houston's Chapter Director

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    • James Phelan

      James Phelan


      Partnership Director

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    • Andrea Spirov

      Andrea Spirov

      'spired Marketing / B.O.S.S. Food Co.

      Marketing Director

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