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What is Restaurantology?

The journey for operators with 2-20 units is a tough one. Where do you turn? Who do you talk to for advice when you are not like the “big guys”?

Restaurntology is a destination for industry advice, best practices, tips and tricks, and a host of other helpful restaurant owner content — it is also Savory Fund’s annual conferences where industry leaders gather to discuss restaurant trends. We’re focused on the questions small restaurant owners are facing and are here to offer solutions, how-tos, tips and tricks for anyone voyaging in the restaurant world. As we like to say, a rising tide lifts all boats. – and we want everyone to win.

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February 22, 2023

Lessons From Savory Fund: Building Brands That Resonate

When he co-founded Savory Fund in 2020, Andrew K. Smith wanted to change the way private equity invests in restaurants. He had been dissatisfied with his own experiences as a…
February 22, 2023

10 Key Casual-Dining Restaurant Purchases from 2022

Purchasing Company: Savory Fund Sold Company: Sicilian Butcher Price Tag: Undisclosed  As part of the agreement, Savory Fund will invest up to $30 million in the Sicilian Butcher and the…
January 10, 2023

The 19 Most Impactful Restaurant Acquisitions of 2022

Purchasing Company: The Larry H. Miller Company Sold Company: Swig Price Tag: Undisclosed The Larry H. Miller Company purchased a majority share from Savory Fund, a food and beverage investment firm…


January 3, 2023

Savory Fund Adds 6,100 Employees in 2022, Projects 11,000 Additional Jobs in 2023

Amidst economic uncertainty, Savory Fund wins three Comparably Awards — best culture, CEO, and workplace for women — and experiences incomparable growth across its 10 brands. Lehi, UT  (RestaurantNews.com)  Savory Fund,…
December 13, 2022

Larry H. Miller Company acquires majority stake in Savory Fund-owned Swig soda shop

Savory Fund-owned Swig — the drive-thru customized “dirty soda” concept based in Salt Lake City, Utah — announced Tuesday that real estate and entertainment investment company, the Larry H. Miller…
November 2, 2022

Via 313 Pizzeria Names Ray Risley CEO

Via 313 Pizzeria, famous for its genuine Detroit-style pizza, has named Ray Risley as its Chief Executive Officer. Risley is the former President and COO of Front Burner Restaurant Group’s Whiskey…
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Restaurantology Ep 1: Why Hospitality is Still Critical to Restaurant Success

Restaurantology Ep 2: It’s Time to Focus on Growth Again—Here’s How

Restaurantology Ep 3: How Two Brands Landed Post-Pandemic Investment Deals

Restaurantology Ep 4: The Benefits of Thinking Like an Investor

Restaurantology Ep 5: An Investor’s Perspective on the Opportunity for Restaurants