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The Parasole Story

Parasole was founded in 1977 by
Phil Roberts and Peter Mihajlov.
Kevin Kuester joined the company
as a partner in 2003 after working
closely with Parasole for over two
decades. Together they oversee
operation of Parasole Restaurant
Holdings, the Parasole Bakery,
and Idein, LLC, a consulting
service for restaurant and retail
clients nationwide.

Profile & Philosophy

Parasole is one of the industry’s
premier development and
management companies, known
for creating restaurants with wide
and enduring appeal. Unlike other
restaurant holding companies,
Parasole combines creative and
operational expertise with proven
rollout experience to shepherd
concepts from inception through
execution and expansion. In
addition to founding and spinning
off Buca di Beppo Italian
restaurant and the Oceanaire
Seafood Room, the company is
currently preparing to expand
Manny’s and Chino Latino, while
developing additional concepts
for national rollout.

Parasole Spin-offs

Buca di Beppo –
An Immigrant Southern Italian restaurant chain, founded in 1993, spun out in 1999.

Oceanaire Seafood Room –
The nation’s first "Power
Seafood" concept, founded in
1999, spun out in 2001.


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Manny’s Steakhouse
A New York-style steakhouse.

Click here for Chino Latino
Chino Latino
A restaurant and bar serving "Street Food From the Hot Zones."

Salut Bar Americain
Salut Bar Americain
Your neighborhood French

Pittsburgh Blue
A steakhouse for people who work hard and want to enjoy the rewards
Click here for figlio
A contemporary “Cal-Italian” bistro and bar.

Click here for Good Earth
The Good Earth
A casual restaurant serving
naturally prepared food.

Click here for Muffuletta
A neighborhood bistro with a flair
for global ingredients and flavors.


Idein Restaurant Consulting
Creation • Operation • Replication

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Idein creates successful restaurants.
And idein makes existing restaurants

Idein is no mere consultancy. An
independent entity affiliated with
Parasole Restaurant Holdings, we
are a team of operators, executives,
and industry experts who not only
have the resources to transform
ideas into reality, but a history of
doing so.

What does this mean for you? It
means we can tell you what you
need; or give it to you. We can
point you in the right direction; or
take you there. We can advise your
operation; or run it.

For information on how we can help you succeed. Click here

Idein's Newest Success Story -

Ricky Shaws

Ricky Shaws
ocated in Maple Grove, MN. Ricky Shaws reinvents Chinese Takeout and Delivery with chef-driven signature dishes and a variety of pan-Asian favorites. Opened 2008.

Idein’s chefs and marketing team worked with Ricky Shaws’s principals to develop the to-go menu, refine concept positioning and to layout and design Ricky’s kitchen.