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Ignite Restaurant Group

Operates two national restaurant chains.

9900 Westpark Drive, Suite 300
Houston, TX 77063
Employees: n/a
CEO: Jonathan Tibus

Website: http://www.igniterestaurants.com

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Headquartered in Houston, TX, Ignite Restaurant Group, Inc. owns and operates two restaurant brands: Joe's Crab Shack and Brick House Tavern + Tap.

The company has seen sales decline in recent years and filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in June 2017.

Ignite said it will sell Joe's Crab Shack and Brick House Tavern to Kelly Companies, a San Diego-based private equity firm for cash.

Founded in 1991, Joe's Crab Shack is a national chain of casual seafood restaurants. The menu offers a variety of unique, high quality seafood items, with an emphasis on crab and Southern flavors. Joe's is a fun, family-friendly restaurant that encourages guests to "strap on a bib, order your favorite bucket of crab or steampot, and unwind & enjoy with the best of them." Unique steampots and buckets of crab combined with signature cocktails like the Shark Bite and Category 5 Hurricane are a few of the most popular items on the innovative and "crabcentric" menu. The guests can dine on picnic tables located on outdoor patios, many of which are equipped with playgrounds.

Brick House Tavern + Tap, founded in 2008, is a casual restaurant brand focused on American fare prepared fresh by its chefs. It has 26 locations. Brick House has an innovative menu featuring over 70 varieties of beer.

In 2015, Ignite sold the Macaroni Grill chain to Redrock Partners for $8 million.

Updated June 11, 2017