Over a career spanning 30 years, Entrepreneur Steven Sponder has founded, co-founded, backed, owned and sold a total of eight Restaurants. In addition, he founded an Information Technology company (backed by U.S. and European Venture Capitalists and engaged in a partnership with AOL-Time Warner) as well as another Information Technology company selected for a partnership with Microsoft Corporation.
His Restaurant ownership history in California, Hawaii, Florida and Virginia has included a variety of cuisines and service styles including authentic Cajun-Creole, Caribbean, family-style Italian, fine-dining Organic and most recently, fast-casual Craft Burgers.
Sponder has appeared in dozens of publications including USA Today, The New York Times, Bon Appetit and Gourmet Magazine. Over the years, his innovative restaurant concepts have stood the test of time and served millions of satisfied guests – including 5 United States Presidents.
The Nation’s Restaurant News credits Sponder with developing a unique “Team-Service” system that went on to be used by countless restaurants around the world.
Leveraging his experience with capital-raising, start-ups, expansions, turn-arounds and exit situations – Mr. Sponder continues to participate in select business opportunities.