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2016 RH 25: Patachou Inc.

2016 RH 25: Patachou Inc.

The best and brightest restaurant companies are not just creating one great concept; they're creating many. See Restaurant Hospitality's picks for powerful multi-concept companies that not only play it cool, they kick ass. See all concepts >>  

Martha Sanders Hoover


Annual Sales: $20 million

Units: 10

Key Personnel:
• Martha Sanders Hoover, owner/founder
• Jeanna Chandler, director of operations
• Christina Pippen, brand manager
• Rachael Lekic, director of

• Petite Chou Bistro & Champagne Bar (a reinvention of the iconic French bistro)
• Public Greens Urban Kitchen (a modern cafeteria and microfarm that dedicates all profits to The Patachou Foundation, which feeds at-risk

• Café Patachou (“a student union for adults” 
• Napolese Pizzeria (artful pizza)

• Expansion of Public Greens Urban Kitchen, Café Patachou and Napolese Pizzeria 

WHY IT’S COOL: For the last several years, it seems like most better restaurants have jumped on the farm-to-table movement. But in most cities, you’ll find one or two people who have lived their whole life committed to the movement. In Indianapolis, that person is Hoover. She’s a smart woman who has not only created several terrific concepts, she’s done it by building a company wholly owned by herself. She’s also surrounded herself with an all-female executive team and created a restaurant/microfarm whose profits go directly to feeding at risk children. If every city had a Martha Sanders Hoover, the world would be a better place. 

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