After The Publican and Big Star opened, the partners saw a need for corporate infrastructure and formed One Off Hospitality.
The group has continued to focus on the neighborhoods they know best, Wicker Park and the West Loop.
“We are now branching out into other neighborhoods, such as Wrigleyville and River North,” Madia said, “but it’s important to know our demographic/clientele and what moves them in the world of food/beverage/service and genuine hospitality.”
As the group continues to grow, Madia said it’s important for the leaders to continue to make themselves available to staff and customers.
“Any one of the business partners can be at any of our restaurants in 10 minutes to lend an extra hand, say hello to a guest or otherwise,” he said. “We believe that this has created great advantages for our organization.”