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Jerrod Melman

Jerrod Melman

Executive Partner

Jerrod Melman is an Executive Partner at Lettuce Entertain You Restaurants. Since opening his first concepts, Hub 51 and Sub 51 in 2008, Jerrod, alongside his partners, have created and opened more than 25 of Lettuce’s most notable restaurants, nightclubs and bars including RPM Italian, RPM Steak, RPM Seafood, Sushi-san, Ramen-san, Bub City, Pizzeria Portofino, The Oakville Grill & Cellar, Summer House, Three Dots and a Dash and more. In addition to overseeing operations, menu development, hiring and training, Jerrod takes great pride in the people that he has the opportunity to work with every day at the restaurants.

Since graduating from DePaul University with a bachelor’s degree in communications, Jerrod has worked with other renowned hospitality groups, including BR Guest Hospitality and Union Square Hospitality Group in New York as well as In-N-Out Burger in Arizona.

Jerrod and his partners are also the founders of the award-winning country music and BBQ festival, Windy City Smokeout. The four-day festival has brought together the best in BBQ, beer and country music for more than decade and continues to attract more than 90,000 guests each summer to the United Center in Chicago.

Today, Jerrod plays an integral role in the expansion of Lettuce Entertain You across the country, overseeing the growth along with his partners, of the RPM and San brands of restaurants with RPM Italian in Las Vegas and Sushi-san coming soon to Nashville.

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