NEW YORK, November 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Le Pain Quotidien, the beloved European bakery and cafe brand with 56 US locations, The Little Beet, the innovative fast-casual food brand with 12 locations, and full-service restaurant Table by Little Beet are proud to announce the formation of the new operating platform Brands coexist. Led by seasoned CEO Jon Weber, Convive Brands is building a world-class leadership team and developing the proprietary tools, processes and infrastructure needed to scale the LPQ and Little Beet brands to their full potential in the US markets. .us
The brands were previously successfully operated by Aurify Brands, whose founders, John Rigos and Andy Stern, will continue as investors in Convive Brands. Eldridge Industries, the private investment firm that supported the growth of Little Beet and financed the acquisition of LPQ, has been instrumental in shaping Convive Brands’ operating platform.
“With the launch of Convive Brands, we are creating a new platform that will support significant growth, value creation and opportunity for our team members.,said Jon Weber, CEO of Convive Brands. “Le Pain Quotidien, Little Beet and Table by Little Beet are all high-quality brands and we’re excited to help them thrive.”
“This transition of brands from Aurify to Jon and the Convive team is consistent with our vision of identifying and scaling brands with potential to a certain stage and then having a talented team take them to the next level. We are confident that under the leadership From Jon’s leadership and as part of the new Convive platform, the brands will achieve tremendous growth and success.,added Andy Stern, co-CEO of Aurify Brands.
“I am incredibly proud of the dynamic leadership team that is forming at Convive and excited to seize the opportunity that John and Andy created,” added Jon Weber.
Headquartered in New York City, Convive Brands operates a portfolio of more than 70 restaurants in multiple markets, including New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, the District of Columbia, Florida, and California. Convive is deeply committed to creating quality brands that meaningfully connect with our guests and team members alike. Fundamentally, we are passionately focused on developing an excellent operating infrastructure led by committed leaders to serve our team members who operate our restaurants.
Le Pain Quotidien
At the forefront of the all-day cafe and bakery movement, Le Pain Quotidien was founded in 1990 in Belgium and has grown to more than 250 locations internationally, with 56 locations in the United States. LPQ, as it is affectionately known, became popular in the early 2000s and was part of a daily ritual for many people. In 2020, Aurify Brands acquired LPQ US from bankruptcy with a vision to revitalize the brand and re-establish it as a leader in the cafeteria and bakery segment.
Little Beet is a fast casual restaurant committed to serving real, nutritious food and living well. Founded in 2014 in the spirit of serving healthy food in a casual setting, Little Beet was a pioneer in the healthy fast casual segment and one of the first exclusively gluten-free restaurants.
Little Beet table
Table by Little Beet is a vibrant full-service restaurant featuring seasonal vegetable dishes. Table by Little Beet prides itself on inspiring, whole-grain dishes that provide something for everyone and is dedicated to fostering community, providing a haven for guests with a variety of dietary preferences and offering intuitive, attentive service.
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