Quickfire Restaurants C.E.O. Named One of Waco’s Premier Business Leaders

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Creator of the popular Cricket’s Drafthouse and Grill chain and the award-winning DiamondBack’s Steakhouse concept cited as a catalyst for the renaissance of downtown Waco

Quickfire Restaurants L.L.C., a leading casual and fine dining restaurant management group in Texas, is proud to announce that C.E.O. Michael Kornman has been selected by the Wacoan as one of the top business leaders behind the revival of downtown Waco. Quickfire Restaurants, with Kornman at the helm, owns and operates Cricket’s Drafthouse and Grill in Lubbock and Waco as well as the award-winning Diamondback’s Steakhouse in downtown Waco.

Kornman opened the first Cricket’s in Lubbock in 1996. The following year he opened a second location in downtown Waco and, a year later, purchased the adjacent DiamondBack’s from its founder. This year the company opened The Hall at River Square Center, a special events venue next to DiamondBack’s.

“It’s an honor to be recognized among business and civic leaders in Central Texas,” Kornman said in response to the Wacoan citation, part of the cover story of the October 2014 issue. “Our restaurant teams take great pride in being a part of the rebirth of downtown Waco and for being able to serve Wacoans our distinctive brand of world-class culinary experiences for nearly two decades.”

Having gone to high school in Chattanooga, Tennessee during its downtown revitalization, Kornman established Quickfire Restaurants with the idea to bring major metropolitan-area dining concepts, like those found in his native Dallas, to smaller markets, which he developed an appreciation of and saw an opportunity for during his years in Chattanooga.

To learn more, visit http://nckcapital.com/portfolio.php.

About Quickfire Restaurants
Quickfire Restaurants L.L.C. is an innovative restaurant company that focuses on servicing secondary and tertiary restaurant markets. The company, a holding of Dallas-based NCK Capital, has a mission to combine the ambiance and sophistication of larger market restaurant concepts with the small town friendliness and service of the markets they serve. QuickFire's restaurants, which include the Cricket’s Drafthouse and Grill and Diamondback’s brands, have been institutions in the Lubbock, Texas and Waco, Texas markets for decades. To learn more, visit http://nckcapital.com/portfolio.php.

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