Playground Hospitality creates successful new dining concepts, improves existing operations and extends the life span of established restaurants.
Our collaborative approach was shaped over decades developing and operating highly successful dining concepts. We pair top creative talent to your project through our extensive network of industry leaders.
We spin familiar concepts to revitalize traditional dining and keep it fresh
Complex systems interacting seamlessly for your guest experience
Freshen a successful concept to reflect dynamic guest preferences
Objective advice to meaningfully improve your bottom line
make your property a preferred destination
As a strategic partner to large operations with a food and beverage component, Playground Hospitality collaborates with business, sports and leisure destinations to develop on-site dining operations that elevate your brand.
Invent a new game
Players adapt when the rules change. We’ve seen dramatic shifts before and can help you adjust.
Keep yourself in the hospitality game with an exceptional take-out and delivery experience. We help burnish your brand beyond the walls of your restaurant.
Restaurants are changing. Expect limited menus, smaller dining areas and an intense focus on air circulation and purification.
Our industry depends on keeping staff and guests safe. Let Playground Hospitality show you how to win guests back.
Retail, commercial and residential developers put Playground Hospitality on their projects for expert restaurant advice that matches dining concepts with markets and properties.
Playground Hospitality focuses on connecting the design, atmosphere, menus and procedures to deliver a consistent guest experience.
Tastes are Dynamic
We specialize in food that delights the eye and nourishes the soul.
Playground Hospitality menus treat guests to flavorful dishes with a healthful foundation.
Craveable and Consistent
Playground Hospitality concepts reflect your brand personality through food, atmosphere and service.
Our restaurants stand out and drive repeat guests in a competitive market.
Airwaves & Articles
Doug Roth, of Playground Hospitality, shares his optimism for a resurgence in restaurant patronage with the Chicago Tribune.Listen Now
The chain must figure out its competitive advantage—a soul search it failed at during its last revamp—and translate that to the online ordering world. "You put your brand in the bag," says Doug Roth, founder and president of Chicago-based restaurant consultancy Playground Hospitality. "You need to be able to figure out how to do that."Read More
1 in 6 have already closed and we are looking at another 40% that will close in the next few months if there's not government intervention. You have to be able to create a menu at this point that can be appealing to pick-up and delivery customers. Comfort food has become very popular.Listen Now
Some restaurants are forgoing the headache of air quality investments and tent cities altogether and plan to ride out winter by focusing on carryout and delivery, said Doug Roth, president of restaurant consultancy Playground Hospitality.Read More
A survey commissioned by the guest experience platform Seven Rooms identifies what restaurant patrons are looking for as they dine out during the pandemic. Doug Roth of Playground Hospitality in Chicago joins the Noon Business Hour.Listen Now
The Illinois Restaurant Association has been lobbying the city of Chicago to raise indoor dining capacity from 25% to 50%, but that may not be enough to help some owners.Read More
Since April, when 4 in 10 restaurants had closed their doors, some have reopened, propped up by a spray of federal dollars and, in some cases, rent reprieves from landlords, but they’re not yet on a firm footing.Read More
Americans are on pace to set a new record for spending on dining out this year. To prepare for the massive restaurant crowd, Founder and President of Playground Hospitality Doug Roth joined the WBBM Noon Business Hour to discuss the red flags that could signal an eatery may not be up to snuff.Listen Now