Our Company

Capital Restaurant Concepts., Ltd. (CRC) is the premier restaurant operator in the metro Washington, DC Metropolitan area. 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, an icon in the music business, 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.

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 Layout - 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.

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 keeps us on the cutting edge with still more unique concepts, and the innovative ongoing development of existing ones as we expand.

We have creative energy and talent in high profile locations and concepts. Our people are the critical link to our being an undisputed leader in the restaurant industry. Our people are the ones who have the ability to Create...Lifetime ...Guests.


Create... Lifetime... Guests.

We Believe
...Restaurants are Theatre.

We Will
...Deliver uncompromising quality-
every guest... every meal... every day.

...Value passionate, innovative and creative people.
...Prepare people for success.
...Treat people with genuine caring and respect.
...Provide people with an atmosphere that demands and rewards honesty and integrity.
...Encourage people to demonstrate a "Solve it now" attitude
...Give people the freedom to make responsible decisions.

Are Our People.


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