Playmaker Café, Indonesia
October 20, 2020

The Opportunity: The Playmaker Café is a trendy dining and entertainment destination in Thamrin, Jakarta. Opened in October 2019 and founded by the famous football presenter Ophan Lamara, Playmaker Café is a popular hangout spot for locals and tour...


Urban Foundry, India
January 15, 2019

The Opportunity: With several locations in Mumbai and Pune in India’s Maharashtra state, The Urban Foundry is a unique bar and eatery with an industrial aesthetic that incorporates brick, metal and glass materials. The Foundry’s new location featur...


Cafe Havana, Philippines
April 25, 2018

The Opportunity: : Founded by hospitality pioneer Larry J. Cruz, Café Havana is a traditional Cuban restaurant located in the Makati district of Manila. In its quest to celebrate all things Cuban, Café Havana features a nightly lineup of live salsa ...


Bistro 82, Michigan
June 11, 2015

The Challenge: The Detroit area has always been known for its resiliency, which was resoundingly evident at the Valentine’s Day opening of Bistro 82 in the suburb of Royal Oak, Mich. Completely remodeled and renovated, the two-story establishment ...