Levy Acquires Minority Stake in Boka Restaurant Group

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Chicago-based Levy and Boka Restaurant Group are joining forces as Levy takes a minority stake in the multiconcept restaurant group. Courtesy of Canva.

Chicago-based Levy, the hospitality company known for creating concepts for sports and entertainment venues, has acquired a minority stake in Boka Restaurant Group.

Boka Restaurant Group, also based in Chicago, is the parent company of over 20 dining concepts throughout Chicago, including Girl and the Goat, Swift and Sons and Duck Duck Goat. It’s helmed by co-founders Kevin Boehm and Rob Katz and anchored by partnerships with seven chefs: Giuseppe Tentori, Stephanie Izard, Chris Pandel, Lee Wolen, Gene Kato, Daniel Rose and Michael Solomonov.

Levy’s stake in the company comes as Boka Restaurant Group grows outside the Chicago area. Recently, the 20-year-old company expanded to California with Girl and the Goat Los Angeles, Cabra and forthcoming Cafe Basque and to New York with Laser Wolf Brooklyn.

“I’ve been a huge fan of Kevin and Rob for a long time, and the more I’ve come to know them, the more impressed I am with what they and their team have built,” says Andy Lansing, CEO of Levy, in a press release. “They are among the best in the business, and I can’t think of a better partner to move forward with as we create the next chapter in our collective stories.”

Founded in 1978, Levy has restaurants in more than 12 cities in the U.S. and Canada and serves guests at over 250 venues, including arenas and stadiums such as United Center, Wrigley Field, Dodger Stadium and Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

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