Grove Bay Concessions, LLC was founded by long-time friends, life-long “foodies” and Florida natives, Francesco Balli and Ignacio Garcia-Menocal. The same team who manage and operate nine restaurants in South Florida. Together, they are bringing their financial prowess and operational excellence to the airport concession industry. In particular, Grove Bay has experienced tremendous success with its operations at Miami International Airport. In December 2018, Travel + Leisure magazine recognized Corona Beach House as the “Best Restaurant at MIA, According to Yelp.” Its success so great, the team opted to open a kiosk location, Corona Fresh Express, that has been equally successful and well-received. The two locations together service over 305,000 guests per year and score a combined 96.88% guest satisfaction rate among those guests.
This reputation of success is expected for Grove Bay, whose restaurants are lauded among the very best in South Florida. Grove Bay is the only restaurant group with the vast network of celebrity chefs in the region, with names recognizable to any traveler: Jeremy Ford, Richard Blais, Jeff McInnis, Janine Booth and Marcus Samuelsson, to name a few.
In all, Grove Bay has nine locations. seven (7) street side and two (2) airport locations in operation and two more under development. Grove Bay is one of the few 100% ACDBE operators at MIA and intends to obtain certification in Rhode Island.
Grove Bay aspires to enhance the lives of its guests, employees, communities and investors as a restaurant industry leader by developing innovative, memorable and highly successful restaurant concepts. From ingredients to customer service, Grove Bay is committed to delivering only the highest quality across all levels of operation. We believe that if we provide our guests with exceptional hospitality experiences, if we train and take care of our people, and if we’re an active member of our community, then the performance and profits will take care of themselves.
CO-FOUNDER & CEO
CO-FOUNDER & CEO
EDDIE U. ACEVEDO
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
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We look for individuals who have a passion for the food industry, a natural inclination to always do the right thing, and an unrelenting work ethic. Someone with genuine kindness combined with a sense of empathy are essential to our hospitality culture. Once we find these rare individuals, we do everything we can to make sure they’re happy to work with our group and want to stay with our restaurant family for a long time. We’ve curated development and training programs that are individually created for those that show an interest in moving up.
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