Chris Simms

CO-FOUNDER, CHIEF EXECUTIVE LAZY DOG RESTAURANT & BAR

Co-founded casual-dining chain with Gabe Caliendo, executive chef … 15th-largest OC-based restaurant chain, $150M systemwide sales, 26 locations, year-end 2017 … nearing 30 units, heading for 50, $300M sales … filled out C-suite, additional investment from Brentwood Associates to back expansion … new markets 2018-19 … Simms’ family also in restaurants