The Okra Restaurant Group, Inc. is a SEC registered 506(C)company, symbol OKRA. We provide a wide range range of goods and services within the hospitality industry. The company is involved in high-end chef and catering services to high profile individuals and institutions. Other services and brands include food media and publishing, Foodservice consulting and hospitality design and engineering. The company was founded by Chef Richard Petty in San Francisco, California in 1994 and was reorganized in 2009. The company has numerous completed projects and projects in development to date. The company is a University of Southern California supplier/vendor and a vendor of the County of Los Angeles.
Okra Restaurant Group, Inc. has recently expanded to Tokyo, Japan and is beginning to make investments overseas in the region. Okra makes investments in hospitality REITS and other investments. CEO Richard Petty believes that making investments in IP and R&D will pay dividends for years to come. The company is pursuing investment to further expand into its first brick and mortar unit, Circa 1888 by リチャード・ペティan upscale American Southern Cuisine omakase restaurant in Shizuoka, Japan. The company's international and domestic investment offerings are live and ongoing.
The company has achieved numerous milestones in recent years, our publishing arm, Richard Petty Publishing Company, received two literary awards in 2012, US Review of Books, First Horizon Award, and the Eric Hoffer Book Award. In 2013. The company successfully filed it's first ever Reg D with the US Securities and Exchange Commission , under the JobsAct. In 2015 the company receives it's first major design/development consulting contract for a $1.6M development in the Los Angeles area. In 2014 the company enters a licensing deal with the high profile Rustico Bakery and introduced our Sweet Potato Bread brand to the public. The company will introduce the bread product, using locally sourced ingredients at the Setegaya and the Aoyama Bread Festivals in Tokyo in 2017. The company is a customer of JETRO (Japan External Trade Organization) and will be assisted by The City of Tokyo Special Zone Program for Foreign Entrepreneurs.