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Josh & Jake featured in Central Penn Business Journal!

Sunday, September 10, 2017
 

The Funk Brothers were profiled in the September 8 issue of CPBJ.

Central Penn Business Journal reporter Jennifer Wentz profiled Josh and Jake in the wake of the announcement that they will be at the helm of the forthcoming restaurant and bar at the equally-forthcoming Hotel at Rock Lititz, which is currently under construction on the Rock Lititz campus.

The interview ran in print on Friday, September 8. You can also read the article on CPBJ's website here. And while you must have a subscription login to view the full article online, here's a little snippet:

Running a restaurant is hard. Running four of them — including a catering business for roving road crews — would seem almost impossible.

But that’s what brothers Josh and Jake Funk do, sometimes for what seems like eight days a week.

In the span of four years, the Lancaster County natives have bought Annie Bailey’s Irish Pub in downtown Lancaster, started catering services for rehearsing musicians and their road crews at the Rock Lititz studio, and opened Gravie Kitchen + Commons at Rock Lititz’s Pod 2. Their company, TFB Restaurants & Co., also manages The Hub at Listrak, a Lititz-area technology company. The businesses collectively employ about 100 people.

The restaurateurs, both of whom have young families, feel like they have room on their plates for more.

One of the next items they plan to serve up is a yet-to-be-named restaurant at the under-construction Hotel at Rock Lititz. Many of the details about the new space are still fermenting, but they know the restaurant will take up about 5,000 square feet in the new hotel, which is slated to open around fall of 2018, and have about 100 to 110 seats, a bar and a staff of around 25 to 30 people. The decor will match that of the rest of the hotel and Rock Lititz campus, which has a soft industrial feel with subtle nods to the music industry.