A New Restaurant Company for the 21st Century

FoodFirst Global Restaurants is proud to announce the acquisition of two popular Italian restaurant brands. By being a private company, we are in a strong position to refresh these brands, expand the number of locations in the future and invest in the profitable growth of our company going forward.

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About Us

FoodFirst Global Restaurants

FoodFirst Global Restaurants is a collaboration between visionary restaurateur/owner-partner Brad Blum and leading investment firm GP Investments, Ltd. At FoodFirst Global Restaurants, we are passionate about good food, know good food, enjoy good food, and are dedicated to always improving upon and consistently providing good food.

Leadership Team

Brad Blum, Chairman & CEO
Dave Pickens, President & Chief Operations Officer
Johnny Imbriolo, Chief Culinary Officer
John Wong, Strategic Partner and Chief Marketing & Technology Officer
Diane Reed, Chief Financial Officer
Mike Ellis, Chief Development Officer

Team Bios

Our Mission

Provide Good Food for the Planet.

Food that is...
  • Exceptionally GOOD tasting
  • Remarkably GOOD for you
  • You feel GOOD afterwards
  • A GOOD everyday value
  • GOOD for the environment
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Our Values

We have big dreams. We possess an inspiring vision and purpose. We have a deep passion that drives us. We believe in the power of possibility. We are innovators. We hold ourselves to the highest of standards and treat people with the utmost of respect. We demonstrate consistency. We generate trust. We know quality leads to profitability. We achieve results with integrity.

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Press

FoodFirst Global Restaurants, Inc., a newly formed restaurant company whose mission is to provide Good Food for the Planetâ„¢, has established its headquarters in downtown Orlando, Florida.

The company is building a platform to own a variety of brands and businesses in the restaurant and food industry. Its first two brands are BRIO Tuscan Grille, which is being repositioned in the polished, upscale segment of casual dining as BRIO Italian Mediterranean and BRAVO Cucina Italiana, which will be renamed BRAVO Fresh Italian as a core casual dining brand.

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Contact

For Employment Opportunities:
jobs@foodfirst.com

Restaurant Support Center

777 Goodale Boulevard
Suite 100
Columbus, OH 43212
614-326-7944

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Frank Garcia
212-221-1616
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