About TomKats

TomKats Hospitality, the managing company of Acme Feed & Seed, Acme Radio, The Southern Steak & Oyster, Southernaire Market, Fin & Pearl and Woolworth on 5th, is led by CEO Tom Morales, a veteran of the restaurant business for more than 30 years. In 1986, Morales started his own company and witnessed its growth from a backstage concert caterer, to a multifaceted food service and event company. TomKats’ catering resume includes over 1,200 concerts and festivals such as Bonnaroo, LPGA golf events, disaster relief catering during Hurricane Katrina, and on-location craft services for over 1,000 films and major motion pictures. A Nashville native, Morales has further contributed to the transformation of Music City by overseeing the rebranding of the world famous Loveless Café, and opening award-winning restaurants Saffire in Franklin, Tenn., The Southern Steak & Oyster (Esquire’s Best New Steakhouse, 2012; Restaurant Business’s Top 100 Independent Restaurants, 2015 & 2016), Southernaire Market, Acme Feed & Seed (Thrillist’s Best New Restaurants, 2014; Nashville Scene’s Best New Bar, 2015; Restaurant Business’s Top 100 Independent Restaurants, 2016), Fin & Pearl (Nashville Lifestyles’ Best New Restaurant, 2017), and most recently, Woolworth on 5th (named “Most Historically Important Restaurant in Nashville” by Eater, 2018).

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