Who We Are 

With roots in Birmingham, Alabama, beginning with Jim ‘N Nick’s, followed by Taziki’s Café, Fresh Hospitality is based in Nashville, Tennessee and it's portfolio includes brands such as Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint, Big Bad Breakfast, and I Love Juice Bar.  Fresh's brands have received national awards and press recognition, and Fresh's core team brings together the knowledge of veteran CEOs, operators, and franchisees that have been involved in restaurants for decades.

What We Do 

Fresh Hospitality’s mission is to help entrepreneurs grow. Fresh achieves that mission by providing financial and intellectual capital to growing food businesses. Fresh's brands all share common values; a deep appreciation for guests and communities, a healthy respect for food, and a drive to deliver genuine hospitality. That focus on values has pushed us to start businesses that span the hospitality industry. 

Fresh invests in and operates businesses across the restaurant value chain including agriculture, production, retail distribution, real estate, technology, and restaurant operations.






Early Stages



These businesses were built to help entrepreneurs grow.


Fresh Hospitality

Mike Bodnar
Matt Bodnar
John Michael Bodnar
Mike Tidwell
Doug VanScoy

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Fresh Capital

Mike Tidwell
Matt Burch
Nick Cesnik
Shaun David Coppock

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Fresh People

Shay Tinsley
Rusty Rushton

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Fresh Branding

Jesse Goldstein

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Fresh Cultivation

Jordon Masters
Hunter Moore

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Fresh Accounting

Jess Liberman
Tim Mullen
Mike Tidwelll
Donna Smith

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Fresh Financial

John Michael Bodnar
John Bakkegard
Todd Mormon
Matt Bodnar
Tim Tincher

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Fresh Purchasing

Rusty Rushton
Wayne O'Quinn

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Fresh Technology

Shaun Shankel
Tim Mullen
Chris Meyer

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Fresh Admin

Hazel Berger

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Fresh Consulting

Harold Martin
Mollie Murphee
Jason McConnell
Patrick Martin
David Gilbert
Rusty Rushton
Dan Simpson
Jim Spadafore
Laura Wilson

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Fresh Development

Toby Rumbarger
Brent Marshall