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David Rekhson left and Lucas Stoioff have built a growing empire around Fabio Viviani39s Siena and other concepts
<p>David Rekhson (left) and Lucas Stoioff have built a growing empire around Fabio Viviani&#39;s Siena and other concepts.</p>

2015 RH 25: DineAmic Group

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Headquarters: Chicago

Annual Sales: $52 million

Units: 5

Key Personnel:
• Lucas Stoioff, principal/founder
• David Rekhson, principal/founder

• Siena Tavern (a stylish Italian/Mediterranean restaurant curated by celebrity chef Fabio Viviani, the group chef and a partner)
• Bull & Bear (a classic neighborhood sports bar with elevated bar food)
• Public House (a 12,000-square-foot adult playground for beer lovers and sports fanatics)
• Prime & Provisions  (a 12,000-square-foot steakhouse on the cusp of River North and Chicago’s Loop)
• Bar Siena (a spin-off of Siena Tavern focusing on regional Italian cuisine)
Founders David Rekhson and Lucas Stoioff are clever guys who continually come up with clever idea, like installing beer taps into customer tables at Bull & Bear. Their best idea, however, was to bring aboard Fabio Viviani, a charismatic Italian chef who made a huge splash on Top Chef and was voted a fan favorite. The cachet he brought to Siena Tavern was worth a hundred marketing campaigns. As it turns out, Siena just may be the expansion vehicle they were looking for with the recent spinoff of Bar Siena. Everyone in Chicago knew DineAmic could create great bars, now they know this youthful, energetic company can also speak Italian.

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