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Capital Restaurant Concepts

About Us


Capital Restaurant Concepts., Ltd. (CRC) is the premier restaurant operator in the metro Washington, DC/Baltimore area. We operate 11 restaurants of 7 different concepts, all created internally.

Our history goes back to the 1982 opening of J.Paul's ” An American Dining Saloon, in Washington, DC's historic Georgetown. Originated by Paul J. Cohn, the restaurant was an immediate success and one of the catalysts in the rejuvenation of Washington's entertainment district. In 1985, J.Paul's, was acquired by Capital Management and Development Corporation (CMDC). An entrepreneurial organization since its inception, CMDC financed the growth of the company through partnerships, all under the common management and control of CMDC.

In late 1994 and early 1995, ownership of the U.S. restaurants was consolidated. This was a major step in the evolution of CMDC's restaurants to a sophisticated company managed by industry professionals with significant depth and expertise. Today we are known as Capital Restaurant Concepts, Ltd.

Creativity and diversity are both hallmarks of Capital Restaurant Concepts. All of our operations, from quick service to fine dining, have a uniqueness that differentiates us from our competitors. There are four common elements that characterize a CRC restaurant:

Design Layouts - High-profile locations with dramatic interior open spaces, display kitchens, and high-energy visual and auditory appeal designed to enhance the entertainment value of the dining experience. We set a tremendous stage!

Exceptional Food - Professionally trained chefs focusing on fresh, quality ingredients, creative presentations, and the art of cooking. Menu variety in our "from scratch kitchens" is enhanced by daily specials that reflect emerging food trends.

Quality Service - Theatrical in style, but genuine, caring and with attention to every detail. Our service, and the training that supports it, is designed to maximize guest appeal and to create lifetime guests.

High Perceived Value - The innovative presentation of Exceptional Food in ample portions, with Quality Service in appealing Design Layouts creates a lasting impression of guest value within the broadest demographic and market segments.

With 2004 sales of over $30 million, and a corporate infrastructure solidly in place to support restaurant operations, Capital Restaurant Concepts is ready to build on its success.

We firmly believe that each existing operation has the capacity for revenue and profit growth; this is substantiated by recent trends in our Company's comparative sales and profit growth. Additionally, we believe CRC's creative talent will keep us on the cutting edge with still more unique concepts, and the innovative ongoing development of existing ones as we expand. We firmly believe that we have several nationally expandable concepts in our current portfolio.

We have the creative energy and talent. We have the access to high profile locations and concepts to maximize them. We have the corporate infrastructure to support restaurant management and our employees. We have and live the values, which have brought us this far and will sustain our expansion. The critical link that will secure our future as the undisputed leader in the industry is our people: they are the ones who have the ability to Create...Lifetime ...Guests.