Already a Dallas-Fort Worth institution, America Gardens is proud to announce its newest location in Houston’s burgeoning East Midtown. A celebration of American cuisine across the 50 states, America Gardens offers a space for Houstonians to dine on from-scratch classics like Maine Lobster Rolls and Philly Cheesesteaks, Smoked Campfire Chicken and Louisiana Catfish. Patrons will further enjoy various lawn games amid picnic tables and string lights: America Gardens is a country oasis in the heart of a big city. One of Houston’s larger social spaces, America Gardens encourages gatherings of all sizes. Whether celebrating a birthday, hosting a corporate happy hour or simply hoping to catch-up with old friends, the indoor and patio spaces provide a place for Houstonians and visitors alike to c... [Read More]
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July 07, 2018
October 05, 2018
The buildout and launch of America Gardens in East Midtown Houston is estimated at $1.8 million. Jonathan Serrano and Shawn Rao have raised equity commitments of $1,800,000 (contributed cash of $750,000) in equity for the project thus far. Through the NextSeed campaign, the business is seeking to raise between $200,000 and $1,000,000 to complete construction. Upon completion of the NextSeed campaign, the equity commitments will cover any remaining balance of the project cost.
Co-owner and Founder
Shawn Rao has spent over 14 years in the hospitality industry. After leaving a career in finance in 2004, he opened his first restaurant with business partner Jonathan Serrano. Shawn’s responsibilities include real estate site selection, marketing and sales growth. As a team, Shawn and Jonathan have established a track record that spans the ownership and operation of 7 award-winning restaurants with upwards of 350 employees.
Co-owner and Founder
With over 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Jonathan Serrano has served in almost every single restaurant position. Like his business partner Shawn Rao, Jonathan worked in the finance industry before launching their series of restaurant and bar concepts. Jonathan’s main responsibilities include construction management, accounting and operations. In their partnership, Jonathan and Shawn currently own and operate 7 award-winning restaurants and oversee upwards of 350 employees.
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