The dining room at Searsucker

The dining room at Searsucker

Hakkasan Ltd. acquires Enlightened Hospitality Group

Deal includes stake in celebrity chef’s Searsucker, Herringbone restaurants

The owners of the ultra-high-end global Hakkasan restaurant chain announced Monday the acquisition of Enlightened Hospitality Group, or EHGRP, operator of celebrity chef Brian Malarkey’s restaurants primarily located in Southern California.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Hakkasan Ltd. has taken a controlling stake in EHGRP and its five restaurants, along with the San Diego nightclub Stingaree, founded by EHGRP founder James Brennan. Also included was the grou

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