in 1993 with the opening of South City Kitchen on Atlanta's bustling Crescent
Avenue. In this quaint refurbished Midtown bungalow, a culinary institution
set the standard for what would become Fifth Group Restaurants. We've come
a long way since then with a portfolio that now includes six additional restaurants
and a full-service catering and events
company—all of which continue to
offer Atlantans a myriad of dining options, locations, styles and cuisines.
We are committed to providing warm service, creative menus and inviting atmospheres
while also giving back to the neighborhoods and communities in which we operate.
Our passion is sharing great food and drink with you, our guests, and it would
be our pleasure to see you at one of our tables soon.
Kris Reinhard (left)
Kris began his career with the company in 1993 as kitchen manager of South
City Kitchen Midtown
. From there, he was officially named a partner
in 1996 and now oversees the company's catering and events division, Bold
American Catering. Reinhard currently serves as a board member of the Atlanta
Convention and Visitors Bureau and has also served as a board member of the
Virginia-Highland Civic Association and Virginia-Highland Business Association.
Kris grew up in the restaurant industry, starting in the business at the age
of 14. He holds a degree in hospitality, restaurant and institutional management
from Pennsylvania State University.
Robby Kukler (center)
A co-founder of Fifth Group Restaurants, Robby’s focus is on operations,
marketing, public relations, operations and concept development. A hospitality
professional for almost 25 years, he is an active member and supporter of
both professional and philanthropic organizations including the Atlanta Community
Food Bank, Georgia Restaurant Association and "A Taste of the Highlands,"
benefiting Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. Robby holds a degree in food
systems, economics and management from Michigan State University, with additional
training at the École hùtelière de Lausanne - the first
official institute of the Swiss Hotel Association.
Steve Simon (right)
A co-founder of Fifth Group Restaurants, Steve is responsible for corporate
finance, investor relations, human resources and concept development. He was
general manager of Magnolia's in Charleston, S.C., and has held several other
management positions including time at Kiawah Island Resort. He is an active
member of the Midtown Alliance and is committed to improving and sustaining
the quality of life in midtown Atlanta. Steve earned a degree in hotel, restaurant
and institutional management from Michigan State University.
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