Who We Are

Playground is your partner, not a typical consultant.

How We Got Started

Doug Roth founded Playground Hospitality to share his knowledge with others who are driven to succeed in the notoriously challenging restaurant industry.

Doug is a third generation restaurateur with hospitality in his DNA, passed down from his father and grandfather.

Playground Hospitality leverages his 30 years of restaurant development and operations success and combines it with a network of leaders in all aspects of the restaurant and hospitality industry. 

Our Partners

We pair top talent to your project through our extensive global network of leaders in the hospitality industry. 

Renowned Chefs

Playground thoughtfully pairs culinary talent to its projects, developing chef-driven concepts and updating taste profiles with rising innovators. 

Cutting-Edge Creatives

Playground’s design and creative partners operate at the intersection of strategy, design and execution to bring concepts to life. 

Market Makers

Trend spotters, financial gurus and real estate savants create a strong business foundation to maximize profits and opportunities for expansion. 

Our Qualifications

Doug owned and operated highly profitable restaurants, including Bistro 110, Bistro 100, Blackhawk Lodge, Don Roth Restaurants and the award-winning Red Moon. As an equity partner and vice president of development with Levy Restaurants, he created multiple nationally recognized restaurant concepts.

Doug and his team have seen dramatic shifts before and can advise you when to make a fast pivot. Playground Hospitality is guest obsessed and will help you ‘wow’ yours. More important, they see the subtle clues that keep your concept from connecting with customers.

As an industry veteran who’s launched dozens of successful concepts and experienced some misses, Doug keeps his clients from repeating expensive mistakes. 

Let's Play!

You're welcome in our sandbox.
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