Love Serve Remember Appoints Dan Evon as President
Love Serve Remember, the restaurant group behind popular plant-based restaurants Café Gratitude, Gracias Madre, and Gratitude announced that Dan Evon has joined the LSR team as president. Since March of 2011 with the opening of Café Gratitude Larchmont, the founding leadership team has successfully expanded its concepts into Newport Beach and San Diego, added additional locations in Venice Beach and the Art’s District of Downtown LA and successfully introduced Gracias Madre to the LA market, all while maintaining the best in class brand identity that LSR has come to be known for. Poised for great success, LSR welcomes Evon’s talent and hospitality expertise to the leadership team as plans for an exciting future evolve.
“We couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome Dan to the LSR family as we plan out the future of Café Gratitude, Gracias Madre, and Gratitude,” says Lisa Bonbright CEO of Love Serve Remember. “Our restaurants are so much more than a place to eat, they are truly a lifestyle and it was important that the person we brought on be able to embrace what we have created over the past seven years. We are lucky to have Dan as part of our leadership team, someone who not only offers the highest level of operational expertise, but also understands our brand through and through.”
Evon brings a rich history of restaurant experience and hospitality, most recently as a partner with industry leader Rich Melman, the founder of Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises, where Dan has, for the past 13 years, overseen some of the most successful restaurants in the country, including Mon Ami Gabi in Las Vegas. Evon brings extensive national brand development and expansion experience co-creating growing brands for Lettuce, including M Street Kitchen in Santa Monica, California; Stella Barra Pizzeria in California, Illinois and Maryland; El Segundo Sol and Stripburger in Nevada and Summerhouse Santa Monica in Illinois and Maryland. Before joining Lettuce Entertain You, Dan was a partner with Paul Fleming at Ztejas Southwestern Grill. Prior to working with Paul Fleming, Dan was managing partner for Bertolini’s Authentic Tratoria (Morton Restaurant Group) where he oversaw national expansion.
"I couldn’t be happier about joining the Love Serve Remember family with their amazing culture, great food and true sense of hospitality, the three key ingredients for success. LSR is already the industry leader offering a 100 percent organic, plant-based menu and our goal is to provide that flavorful, healthy food across America. The sky is the limit."
The LSR leadership team, in tandem with Evon, have plans to expand the plant-based, organic restaurants regionally and nationally offering great food and exceptional hospitality while bringing their overall mission, ‘Love is Served,’ to communities across the country.