Crave It teams up with Monte Wan

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TORONTO — Crave It Restaurant Group is on the road to growth both in units and with Bangkok Buri, a new fast casual restaurant in development with Toronto restaurateur Monte Wan.

The restaurant group — which launched in 2013 following the sale of Extreme Brandz to MTY — was co-founded by Alex Rechichi, Mark Rechichi and Sean Black. Through strategic partnerships and brand development, Crave It is the operator of The Burger’s Priest, Stoney’s Bread Company and Via Cibo Italian Street Food.

With a food philosophy of “slow food done fast using chef-inspired recipes,” Crave It partnered with Wan after visiting his restaurant Khao San Road (Wan also opened Nana last October).

“This is a new concept that’s being incubated from the ground level — it’s all about collaboration and bringing the right people with the right skill sets to the table” Rechichi said. “We think there is a huge gap for this type of concept….

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