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Who We Are.

Where We’ve Been.

Where We’re Going.

Our Story.

COMING UP

Blue Sushi Sake Grill expands to new markets Birmingham, Alabama and Kansas City, Missouri, and new additions to the family of Flagship Restaurant Group concepts Pyro, Kôrner, and Memoir are on the horizon. Further expansion plans for existing concepts Plank Seafood Provisions, Anthem, Ghost Donkey, and Blue Sushi Sake Grill are on the horizon as well.

2022

A multi-unit space that encompasses two new concepts, Châm Pang Lanes and Palma, and one existing concept, Ghost Donkey, opens in Phoenix Arizona. Blue Sushi Sake Grill expands to new markets Nashville, Tennessee, and Houston, Texas.

2021

Plank Seafood Provisions expands to Texas, with its first outpost opening in Austin, and Blue Sushi Sake Grill opens just around the corner at The Domain in Austin. In a partnership with AvroKo Hospitality Group, Flagship opens a mezcal and tequila-focused concept, Ghost Donkey, in Denver, Colorado, and Blue Sushi Sake Grill expands to the Lincoln Park area of Chicago, Illinois.

2020

The group’s seventh concept, an exotic cocktail bar, Revival House, opens in downtown Des Moines, Iowa.

2019

Blue Sushi Sake Grill expands to Westlake, Ohio, and a location in downtown Des Moines, Iowa quickly follows.

2018

Indianapolis, Indiana becomes home to Blue Sushi Sake Grill’s thirteenth location, and the group’s sixth concept, Anthem, opens in Austin, Texas.

2017

In a record year, the group opens three more Blue Sushi Sake Grill locations in Naperville, Illinois, Lexington, Kentucky, and a second location in Dallas, Texas.

2016

Blue Sushi Sake Grill number eight opens in Westwood, Kansas.

2015

Blue Sushi Sake Grill expands into Dallas, Texas, and the group opens Nebraska’s first food hall, Flagship Commons, at Westroads Mall in Omaha.

2014

Blue Sushi Sake Grill opens in Lincoln, Nebraska, and a second Blatt Beer & Table location opens in southwest Omaha.

2012

Blatt Beer & Table, the group’s third concept, opens in Omaha, and Blue Sushi Sake Grill expands to Denver, opening its fifth location.

2010

Blue Sushi Sake Grill expands to Texas, with its first outpost opening in Fort Worth. Roja Mexican Grill expands to its second location in West Omaha.

2008

A name is established: Flagship Restaurant Group. Two additional Blue Sushi Sake Grill locations open in the Omaha area.

2004

Roja Mexican Grill, a Tex-Mex restaurant and margarita bar, opens in Omaha.

2002

Nebraska natives, Nick Hogan and Tom Allisma, and Texas natives, Anthony Hitchcock and Tony Gentile, converge in Omaha, Nebraska, to create a new sushi concept: Blue Sushi Sake Grill. The original location opens in northwest Omaha and coins the nickname OG Blue.

The Visionaries

Nick Hogan

CEO & Owner

Tom Allisma

President, Architect, & Owner

Anthony Hitchcock

COO & Owner

Tony Gentile

Chief Culinary Officer & Owner

The Team

Operations

Nancy Wynkoop

Bear Properties Executive Assistant

Grace Burgin

Office Assistant

Kari Horihan

Executive Assistant

Paige Vobejda

Talent Acquisitions & Employee Engagement Manager

Megan Simpson

Talent Acquisitions & Employee Engagement Manager

Travis Hansen

Senior Staff Accountant

Tracy Akers

HR Benefits Manager

Teri Tillman

Senior Staff Accountant

Sharon Grimes

Payroll Manager

Noreen Hebda

Accounts Payable Analyst

Mois Valliani

Senior Staff Accountant

Joseph Orellana

Purchasing Consultant

Francesco Sangalli

Financial Analyst

Catera Rencher

Accounting Assistant

Trent Bradshaw

Controller

Michael Boler

Chief Financial Officer

Mat Mumby

Facility Maintenance

Alex Cherubin

Project Manager

Jay Gould

Director of Construction

Haylie Rousek

Art Director

Jon Hill

Corporate Chef

Dustin Fox

Food & Beverage Creative

David Scarpello

Corporate Chef

Chris Akers

Corporate Chef

Ben Maides

Culinary Director

Briana Moore

Marketing Intern

Ryan Mitchell

Guest Relations Manager

Haley Ringenberg

Social Media Content Specialist

Anjelica Shah

Social Media Manager

Abbi Young

Junior Graphic Designer

Kiara Young

Graphic Designer

Lynlee Baumann

Marketing Advisor

Amy Hale

Brand Manager

Kelli Pilkington

Marketing Director

John Frans

Regional Operations Director

Justin Levine

Regional Operations Director

Jake Mason

Regional Operations Director

Nestor Rebolledo

Regional Operations Director

Brian Warneking

Regional Operations Director

Perry Parrigin

Director of Training

Devin Jacobson

Director of Restaurant Systems

Mark Kantaras

Director of Operations

Marketing

Briana Moore

Marketing Intern

Ryan Mitchell

Guest Relations Manager

Haley Ringenberg

Social Media Content Specialist

Anjelica Shah

Social Media Manager

Abbi Young

Junior Graphic Designer

Kiara Young

Graphic Designer

Lynlee Baumann

Marketing Advisor

Amy Hale

Brand Manager

Kelli Pilkington

Marketing Director

Food & Beverage

Jon Hill

Corporate Chef

Dustin Fox

Food & Beverage Creative

David Scarpello

Corporate Chef

Chris Akers

Corporate Chef

Ben Maides

Culinary Director

Restaurant Design & Construction

Mat Mumby

Facility Maintenance

Alex Cherubin

Project Manager

Jay Gould

Director of Construction

Haylie Rousek

Art Director

Accounting

Travis Hansen

Senior Staff Accountant

Tracy Akers

HR Benefits Manager

Teri Tillman

Senior Staff Accountant

Sharon Grimes

Payroll Manager

Noreen Hebda

Accounts Payable Analyst

Mois Valliani

Senior Staff Accountant

Joseph Orellana

Purchasing Consultant

Francesco Sangalli

Financial Analyst

Catera Rencher

Accounting Assistant

Trent Bradshaw

Controller

Michael Boler

Chief Financial Officer

Recruitment & Employee Engagement

Paige Vobejda

Talent Acquisitions & Employee Engagement Manager

Megan Simpson

Talent Acquisitions & Employee Engagement Manager

Administrative Team

Nancy Wynkoop

Bear Properties Executive Assistant

Grace Burgin

Office Assistant

Kari Horihan

Executive Assistant

We are

innovators.

creatives.

chefs.

dreamers.

foodies.

family.

innovators.

Join our team and grow with us.