Studio Film Grill, which misplaced a lot of its enterprise when the nation locked down final 12 months and studios stopped releasing motion pictures, is popping out of its pandemic shell.
The Dallas-based firm final month emerged from chapter. On Wednesday it named a brand new CEO in longtime CFO Ted Croft. It’s presently working 17 places and plans to open two extra, in Indianapolis on April 29 and in Philadelphia on Might 27.
It hopes that vaccines and the discharge of extra motion pictures, together with a little bit of pent-up demand, will carry folks to its film theaters with full restaurant menus.
Studio Film Grill was one of many fastest-growing corporations of its type greater than a 12 months in the past however the pandemic drained its money reserves. The company had just $100,000 in cash when it declared bankruptcy in October.
It additionally had 33 places. The corporate will emerge with a smaller variety of places, although it expects to finish development on a brand new location close to a big mall in Alpharetta, Ga., later this 12 months.
“This has been a difficult time for the business and the model,” Croft stated in an announcement. “It’s a testomony to SMG’s founder, group members and our different stakeholders that we’re standing right here right now delivering a best-in-class expertise to of us getting out of their properties and safely again into theaters.”
Studio Film Grill famous that 2021 has been good up to now with titles comparable to Tom & Jerry, No person and Godzilla vs Kong. However it is usually awaiting new titles comparable to Mortal Kombat, A Quiet Place II, Cruella and Quick & Livid 9.
Croft had been Studio Film Grill’s chief monetary officer and chief working officer and first joined the corporate in 2011. Earlier than that he labored with a lot of restaurant chains together with Macaroni Grill and Nook Bakery.