Capital Restaurants Concepts (CRC) announces the appointment of Tom Gregg as CEO, to lead and grow the group of iconic restaurant brands into the future. Mr. Gregg comes to CRC after founding and spearheading the largest American smart card software company in the 1990’s 3-G International (3GI). He has also served as president of the publicly traded international sous vide food manufacturing company Cuisine Solutions, and was also the chairman of the famous chef brand sous vide products company, Fiveleaf. Most recently, Mr. Gregg has been recognized for his work as co-founder of the Washington, DC-based Medium Rare restaurants, and as an advisor/investor for many companies, including Central Michel Richard restaurant, through his private investment company, MacGregor Capital.
“I have more experience as an entrepreneur then a restaurateur,” explains Gregg. “However, I have a strong understanding of the culinary side of the business, and combined with my business background, I hope to help re-energize and grow the current CRC iconic brands to their full potential, and then add iconic brands to our current portfolio of restaurants.”
“I am excited to have Tom aboard,” states CRC Chairman and Founder Bechara Nammour. “His focus on business fundamentals and strategic growth is what is needed to help lead our restaurant group into the future.” Mr. Gregg was a 1999 Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year in DC.
Capital Restaurant Concepts., Ltd. (CRC) is the premier “iconic” restaurant operator in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area. Our history dates back to the 1982 opening of J.Paul’s — An American Dining Saloon, in Washington, DC’s historic Georgetown. The group also includes Georgia Brown’s, a southern low country restaurant two blocks from the White House opening its doors in 1993; Paolo’s, and iconic Italian restaurant in the heart of Georgetown focused on Pasta, Pizza, and Pizzazz which opened in 1987; Old Glory a quintessential Bar-B-Que restaurant since 1985 also in the heart of Georgetown, serving traditional BBQ from all over the South and also known for its over 100 bourbons; and Neyla, a classic Mediterranean originally operating in Georgetown for over 20 years and now re-opening in Reston this Spring.