Ignite Restaurant Group is a portfolio of restaurant concepts fused together by a common commitment to provide guests with memorable, matchless dining experiences. Led by the belied that a spark of inspiration can ignite new, creative ideas and yield great results, Ignite has an uncompromising passion for delivering distinctive experiences for its guests, a work environment rich with opportunity for its team members and best- in- class results for its stakeholders.
Foodies with a burning passion for seafood and fun turn to this company. Ignite Restaurant Group operates Joe's Crab Shack, a casual dining chain with more than 115 locations in Texas, California, Florida, and about 25 other states. The eateries feature a wide variety of grilled, fried, and stuffed seafood, along with sandwiches and sides. The seafood chain is known for its quirky surf-inspired atmosphere where the servers are often part of the entertainment. In addition to its flagship restaurant brand, Ignite Restaurant Group operates a small number of Brick House Tavern + Tap locations. Private equity group J. H. Whitney Capital Partners owns the company. Ignite Restaurant Group filed an IPO in mid-2011. – less