Scotch + Bacon Group
Good Food, Good People
Miami, Feb, 2016
The Scotch + Bacon team were responsible for creating and opening this Asian inspired, wood-fired restaurant in 2016. It has since become a favorite for locals and tourists over the years. Situated in the heart of Wynwood, it has been seen as a pivotal business for the area's popularity.
Operating in over 4000sq ft, this 108 seat restaurant is open 7 days a week for lunch, dinner, and brunch service with a full liquor license. This location changed ownership in December 2020, with the full support of the group.
Miami, April, 2019
The team developed their first fast-casual concept in early 2019, with the opening of Laid Fresh. Slated as the best new breakfast spot by Miami New Times, the restaurant also benefitted from a high volume of take out and delivery traffic.
Innovative design elements such as communal works spaces, lego tables, noise cancelling music zones and a larger than life "fridge door" menu displays saw a new side to the group's design spectrum.
The concept focused on egg-driven sandwiches with house-made brioche buns, fresh salads, and local drinks partnerships. The team closed this brand during the pandemic, however integrated some favorites into Chikin, their newest concept.
Montreal, Feb, 2020
After the success of the group’s first fast-casual concept, a clear guest favorite evolved – the chikin sandwich.
Early 2020, Scotch + Bacon group partnered with Canadian hospitality group A5 to open a concept geared around this crowd-pleaser. As part of Montreal’s premier new food hall, Le Cathcart, Chef Michael Lewis was helmed as the only international chef brought in for this acclaimed project. This gained interest and followers as the location quickly became one of the highest-grossing outlets.
The brand focuses on simple, tasty Korean fried chicken with a variety of sides and salads with a nod to Asian Cuisine. As the brand expands throughout Canada and the USA, Chef Michael is working on creating playful dishes that also cater to the vegetarian market.
Mexico, August, 2020
After four years of much success in the USA, the group opened their second location in the heart of Mexico City in Polanco. This two-story restaurant features a unique rooftop terrace, lounge and private dining.
At 220 seats, the group elevated the design of this next location with a huge central bar, walk in wine celler, DJ Booth and art work by 2Alas.
Miami, May, 2021
Following the groups success in Canada with Chikin, Scotch + Bacon group became part of the hottest new outdoor food court and event space, Oasis Wynwood.
Going back to their home roots of Wynwood, the location features four other acclaimed USA restaurants, and opened May 2021, alongside a 365 day programed live music calendar.
Asheville, June 2021
In Early 2021, the group once again partnered with Michael Sponaugle, of the Buya restaurants, in well loved, North Carolina.
Ukiah Japanese Smokehouse is a unique concept created as a collaboration between a group of friends and restaurateurs. Asheville local’s, Derek Allen and Kevin Wojtowicz met Michael Sponaugle over 10 years ago through mutual friends and have always dreamed of opening something in their hometown. Now as a base for the group, the restaurant offers a casual approach to Japanese Soul Food mixed with American BBQ, a signature stamp of Award Winning Lewis' talent. A full bar, also boasts an impressive range on seasonal cocktails, sake and Japanese whiskeys.