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Chris Cusack left and Joey Treadway are the brains and namesakes behind Treadsack
<p>Chris Cusack (left) and Joey Treadway are the brains and namesakes behind Treadsack.</p>

2015 RH 25: Treadsack

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Headquarters: Houston

Annual Sales: $7 million (projected to jump to $20 million with the opening of four new concepts this summer)

Units: 3

Key Personnel:
• Chris Cusack, owner
• Joey Treadway, owner  

• Down House (a laid-back American restaurant featuring locally sourced cuisine and award-winning cocktails)
• Johnny Gold Brick (an old-school neighborhood bar)
• D&T Drive In (a modern take on a Texas ice house)

• Hunky Dory (a British-American tavern opening in late July)
• Bernadine’s (a celebration of Gulf Coast seafood opening in late July)
• Foreign Correspondents (a farm-to-table Thai restaurant opening in August)

In addition to creating terrific restaurants, Treadsack top dogs Chris Cusack and Joey Treadway produce their own magazine, Sugar and Rice, which is not unlike David Chang’s Lucky Peach. It includes interesting profiles of people in and around the industry and also helpful articles such as "Negotiate a Lease Like a Motherf###er." Aside from the restaurants and the no-holds-barred magazine, the duo also own a seafood distribution company called Choam and, in their spare time, host pop-up dinners in a converted soul kitchen restaurant space inside a Shell gas station. Cusack and Treadway know how to throw down, which makes them just the right guys to open some of Houston’s most thrilling restaurants that also serve great food. There’s a rolling party in Houston and the Treadsack boys are the ones behind it and a growing stack of cash from revelers happy to pay for the privilege.

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