Grove Bay Hospitality Group is a dynamic restaurant owner, operator and boutique consulting firm based in Miami, Florida. Grove Bay was founded by Francesco Balli in 2010 with the vision becoming a restaurant industry leader in developing and operating innovative and profitable restaurant concepts, while enhancing the lives of its guests, employees, communities and investors. Grove Bay prides itself in delivering the highest of quality ingredients and customer services to its patrons.
Grove Bay started in 2010 when it joined forces with the iconic Don Shula brand and opened Shula’s 347 Grill in Coral Gables, which specializes in everything from gourmet salads to fresh specialty fish, and exclusively serves Premium Black Angus Beef® burgers and SHULA CUT® steaks. Grove Bay later expanded its footprint in the restaurant industry but in the non-traditional space. In 2013, through its ACDBE minority certification, Grove Bay acquired the Corona Beach House restaurant in the North Terminal at Miami International Airport, serving over 500 travelers per day.
In November of 2013, Grove Bay was awarded a 50-year lease with the City of Miami for a 7-acre property along the water’s edge in Coconut Grove, Florida where it will resurrect three restaurants and a spectacular roof top event space, all overlooking Miami’s amazing Biscayne Bay and expected to open by Fall of 2015. Looking further, Grove Bay is in the process of inking new deals to expand in airports, college campuses and additional traditional restaurant locations.
Today, Grove Bay is poised to become a major restaurant player in the marketplace, with projected revenues of $40M per year by the end of 2016 with over 400 employees. Grove Bay is organized into three divisions:
1. Traditional Operations, consisting of branded, chef-driven or self-developed concepts owned and operated by Grove Bay located in traditional spaces within Florida.
2. Non-Traditional Operations, consisting of branded and non-branded concepts owned and operated by Grove Bay located in non-traditional spaces, like airports and college campuses on a national scale.
3. Boutique Consulting, consisting of Grove Bay providing industry specific outsourced accounting, administration and consulting services to restaurant owners.
With its current leadership and executive team, Grove Bay holds an interesting blend of experiences and knowledge, specifically geared and highly motivated to provide for an environment where innovative restaurant concepts will flourish, employees will be inspired, communities will be supported and profitability will be maximized.