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Monday, Oct 2, 2023

LA500 2022: Sam Nazarian

Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive, SBE Entertainment Group

Nazarian moved his focus to restaurants via his Disruptive Restaurant Group, a part of SBE. His other businesses over the years include night clubs, real estate development, hotels and residences and he produced independent films. In October, his private company opened in partnership the Citizens Food Hall, a 40,000-square-foot culinary venture in New York City. Disruptive Restaurant Group increasingly links with culinary talent including Katsuya by Chef Katsuya Uechi, Sa’Moto by Chef Masaharu Morimoto, Hyde Sunset Kitchen and Cocktails, and Casa Dani by three Michelin-starred Chef Dani Garcia. SBE, which was founded in 2002, stands for Samy Boy Entertainment, taken from Nazarian’s childhood nickname.


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