Flagship Restaurant Group

We are foodies gone wild. Since 2002, our established concepts have centered around creative food and exceptional dining experiences. From full-service to fast-casual, we believe dining out—and doing business—should be fun.

2002

Nebraska natives Nick Hogan, Tom Allisma, Tom Buder, and Texas natives Anthony Hitchcock and Tony Gentile converge in Omaha to create a new sushi concept. Blue Sushi Sake Grill opens in northwest Omaha. This original location eventually earns the nickname OG Blue.

2004

The group opens its second concept in southwest Omaha, a Tex-Mex restaurant and margarita bar called Roja Mexican Grill.

2008

The group establishes an official name: Flagship Restaurant Group. A second Blue Sushi Sake Grill location opens in southwest Omaha, dubbed Baby Blue Sushi Sake Grill. A few months later, a third Blue Sushi Sake Grill location joins the family in Omaha's famed Old Market.

2010

Blue Sushi Sake Grill’s first out-of-state location opens in the West 7th district of Fort Worth, TX. The second Roja Mexican Grill location opens in Omaha’s Old Market.

2012

Flagship Restaurant Group’s third concept, Blatt Beer & Table, opens in North Downtown Omaha near the newly-built TD Ameritrade Park. A month later, a fifth Blue Sushi Sake Grill location opens in the LoDo district of Denver, CO.

2013

A fourth concept is born. Plank Seafood Provisions opens in Omaha’s Old Market, down the street from sister restaurants, Blue Sushi Sake Grill and Roja Mexican Grill.

2014

Blue Sushi Sake Grill’s sixth location opens in the Haymarket of Lincoln, NE. A second Blatt Beer & Table location opens in southwest Omaha, next to sister restaurants, Baby Blue Sushi Sake Grill and Roja Mexican Grill.

2015

A seventh Blue Sushi Sake Grill location opens at Preston Hollow Village in Dallas, TX.

In partnership with General Growth Properties, Flagship Restaurant Group opens Nebraska’s first food hall at Westroads Mall in Omaha, a master-lease project called Flagship Commons. Flagship Commons includes three locally-owned favorites: Aromas Coffeehouse, Amsterdam Falafel & Kabob and Flagship’s own Blatt Beer & Table. The hall also features five original concepts: Yum Roll by Blue Sushi Sake Grill, Clever Greens, Juan Taco and Weirdough Pizza Co.

2016

Blue Sushi Sake Grill number eight opens in a new mixed-use retail center called Woodside Village in Westwood, KS.

2017

In a record year for Flagship Restaurant Group openings, Blue Sushi Sake Grill locations number nine, ten and eleven open in Naperville IL's Water Street District, Lexington KY's Summit at Fritz Farm and Dallas, TX's Uptown district.

2018

Ironworks at Keystone in Indianapolis, IN becomes home to the twelfth Blue Sushi Sake Grill location and a new bar and elevated food concept, Anthem, opens on Rainey Street in Austin, TX.

2019

Blue Sushi Sake Grill number thirteen opens in Westlake OH's Crocker Park, and number fourteen opens on Court Avenue in downtown Des Moines, IA.

Coming Up

Flagship Restaurant Group is on track to open its second location of Plank Seafood Provisions and fifteenth location of Blue Sushi Sake Grill, both to be located at The Domain in Austin, TX in 2021.

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