“As co-founder of Here To Serve Restaurants, I’m excited to take the helm of a company I helped build from its inception,” said Leigh Catherall. “Our restaurants will continue to serve Atlanta’s dining needs and be a growing part of the ever-changing restaurant landscape in Atlanta. The Here To Serve Family wishes Tom the best in his retirement.”
Ms. Catherall became full owner of H2SR on December 5, 2014, and will helm a company with over 1,000 employees that has helped define the dining scene in Atlanta for over 15 years.
Among the 10 concepts within the H2SR family are Prime, which opened in 1996, and is the group’s highly successful flagship restaurant at Lenox Square. Noche, the company’s venture into Spanish tapas, was introduced to Atlanta in 1998; it now retains four locations across the Atlanta area. On the coattails of Noche’s success, Goldfish, the first suburban location for the group located at Perimeter Mall, features casual seafood, sushi and steaks with an edgy, hip décor. Twist, at Phipps Plaza, premiered to Atlanta diners in 2003, serving International fare, sushi and tapas. Strip was introduced in early 2006 in Atlantic Station, and in 2008 H2SR opened Aja, a modern Asian kitchen in the heart of Buckhead. Coast Seafood and Raw Barfollowed in 2009, and serves a variety of some of the freshest fish in Atlanta. In 2013, H2SR opened Shucks, an upscale raw bar concept with custom grilled cheese sandwiches and craft beer. Smash, the company’s foray into the modern, casual American kitchen, also opened in 2013, and offers American chophouse favorites.