Tyler Kord, Chef/Board Member
Matthew Maddy, Designer/Board Member
Ian Sugarman, Board Member
Katherine Pangaro, COO
Ryan Reynolds, Director of Commissary / Kitchen Operations
Rhahnny Gibbs, Manager, No. 7 Sub® – Plaza Food Hall
Richard Sloat, Manager, No. 7 Sub® – Ace Hotel
NO. 7 RESTAURANT GROUP
Matthew Maddy and I met our freshman year at Oberlin College where we bonded over Soccer. Matt was a star player while I preferred mocking the most popular sport in the world. A few years later, I became a Chef, and Matt started designing and building the prettiest restaurants and bars in Brooklyn so it made perfect sense to build restaurants together.
In September 2008, we opened No. 7 in Fort Greene to critical acclaim - Bon Appetit named us one of the best new restaurants in the country, and the neighborhood embraced the style that’s been jokingly called “casual badass.” We served a lot of broccoli because we all know Brooklyn needed a little more broccoli.
While climbing mountains in Peru, it occurred to me that maybe life should be a little more terrifying, and we decided to branch out to the isle of Manhattan. In March 2010, No. 7 Sub® opened at The Ace Hotel serving the crazy combinations we were known for in Brooklyn. “Imitation Lobster Thermidor”? Why not! The New York Times said I might be “the Willy Wonka of submarine sandwiches,” but I prefer “Sandwich Batman”. It seemed clear the good people of Nomad were happy to have some more broccoli in their lives.
We were soon joined by a new pal—Ian Sugarman—a fellow veggie-lover, who enjoys things like taking Shake Shack public and blowing things up (digitally) with Base FX in China. After taking Paris by storm and eating everything we could find, we decided to grow the No. 7 family, opening No. 7 Sub® shops at The Plaza Food Hall and in Brooklyn Bridge Park. Soon after, we opened No. 7 North in Greenpoint, a bar focused on fun cocktails, cheap beer, pool, and, of course, more broccoli. And now you can find No. 7 Sub® at Whole Foods Market in Williamsburg too!
We hope to see you soon at one of our locations even if you do not dream about broccoli— though you probably should.
- Tyler Kord, Chef