Word on the Street

“Restaurants Are Closing for May Day and International Worker’s Day Protests. Restaurateur Adriano Paganini is closing all 20 of his restaurants in honor of the day.”
-Eater SF
“Italian immigrant Adriano Paganini has closed all 20 of the Bay Area restaurants owned by his group, Back of The House. The restaurants, which are set to re-open Tuesday, are spread throughout San Francisco and two locations in the South Bay”
-East Bay Times
“Marking a Day Without Immigrants, Adriano Paganini’s Back of the House restaurant group is shuttering all of its 20 Bay Area restaurants on Monday — that includes Beretta, Belga, Flores, Delarosa (both locations), El Techo, Lolinda, Starbelly, The Bird, Uno Dos Tacos, and all 10 locations of Super Duper. ”
-SFist
“Restaurant owner Adriano Paganini decided to keep his 20 Bay-Area businesses closed today. Paganini moved to San Francisco from Italy two decades ago. “The subject of immigration remains very personal to me… ”
-Hoodline
“Bay Area restaurants and bars closed for May Day protests. Several days ago, prolific San Francisco restaurateur Adriano Paganini announced he would close all of his restaurants, which include Beretta, Delarosa and 10 Super Duper outposts, among others. In a letter to his staff, he explained the decision…”
-SFGate
“Arrests, impassioned demonstrators kick off historic May Day in the Bay Area. Italian immigrant Adriano Paganini has closed all 20 of the Bay Area restaurants owned by his group, Back of The House. The restaurants, which are set to re-open Tuesday, are spread throughout San Francisco and two locations in the South Bay.”
-The Mercury News
“Hospitality Leadership in Approaching #ADayWithoutImmigrants. One great example of industry leadership is exemplified by Adriano Paganini, successful local restaurateur and founder of Back of the House Group, that boasts some of the City’s best known and most beloved restaurants. He made the decision to close all locations on this Monday in solidarity with his employees (approximately 1,000).”
-Medium
The 13 | Part 12
-Back Of the House
The 13 | Part 11
-Back Of the House
“SF’s Most Anticipated Restaurant Openings, Spring 2017: A casual Italian restaurant is headed to Hayes Valley, courtesy of restaurateur Adriano Paganini and his team. ”
-Eater SF
“A San Francisco hospitality group, Back Of The House, offers a glimpse at what the future could be, with multiple full-service and fast-casual concepts. ”
-QSR Magazine
The 13 | Part 10
-Back Of the House
Meet Rafael
-Back Of the House
The 13 | Part 9
-Back Of the House
The 13 | Part 8
-Back Of the House
The 13 | Part 7
-Back Of the House
“In San Francisco, there are enlightened fast-food joints from established local restaurateurs like Adriano Paganini, who now has 10 locations of Super Duper Burgers and in October opened the Bird, which serves only fried chicken and curly fries.”
-San Francisco Magazine
Meet Mattia
-Back Of the House
The 13 | Part 6
-Back Of the House
The 13 | Part 5
-Back Of the House
Meet Alexa
-Back Of the House
The 13 | Part 4
-Back Of the House
The 13 | Part 3
-Back Of the House
“Super Duper Burgers: First an East Bay expansion, then the world”
-The Mercury News
“Super Duper Burger Clears Planning Hurdle, Will Expand Castro Location”
-Hoodline
“Super Duper Burger Lands SFO Location”
-Eater SF
“Super Duper Announces SFO, East Bay, And Upcoming International Locations”
-SFist
“Super Duper Burgers Headed to San Fran International Airport”
-QSR Magazine
“HMSHost plans to take Super Duper Burgers to San Francisco International Airport”
-The Moodie Davitt Report
“Super Duper Burgers will be located in the airport’s International Terminal and is scheduled to open in early 2018.”
-Aviation Pros
“Global restaurateur HMSHost brings beloved Super Duper Burgers to San Francisco International Airport.”
-City Biz List
“HMSHost brings highly regarded Super Duper Burgers’ first airport location to travelers. ”
-Travel Daily News
The 13 | Part 2
-Back Of the House
“Adriano Paganini’s Super Duper Burger will expand to SFO and beyond”
-San Francisco Business Times
“Unknown Back of the House project. One thing’s for sure: They’re going to open something, somewhere.”
-SF Weekly
The 13 | Part 1
-Back Of the House
“This Week In SF Food: The Back of the House group led by Adriano Paganini might buy the space formerly occupied by and built out by La Urbana ”
-SFist
“The Bay’s Most Anticipated Restaurant Openings of 2017: Adriano Paganini is at it again. The Hayes Street project remains under wraps, but it’s safe to expect another fun and stylish neighborhood destination with solid cocktails and reasonable prices. ”
-7×7
“Group Behind Beretta, Super Duper, Delarosa Eying La Urbana Space”
-Hoodline
Words for the New Year
-Back Of the House
2016 Wrap Up
-Back Of the House
“Person to watch: Adriano Paganini”
-San Francisco Business Times
“The Secret Sauce to Restaurateur Adriano Paganini’s Growing Empire”
-Eater SF
“Adriano Paganini’s -The Bird joins growing flock of fried-chicken concepts”
-Restaurant Hospitality
“Back Of The House Finds Real Estate And Talent”
-GlobeSt.com
“Fine dining to fast casual: Restaurateur Adriano Paganini dishes on the ingredients for success”
-San Francisco Business Times
“2016 RH 25: The coolest multi-concept restaurant companies — Back Of The House”
-Restaurant Hospitality
“Take inspiration from operators who have successfully found solutions to some of their recurring staff issues. — Back of the House Restaurant Group, shares a strategy that spurred recruiting efforts.”
-Restaurant Hospitality
“I think the biggest risk you run with family-style dining is a guest over-ordering or under-ordering based on the occasion, which could potentially harm their experience and reflect poorly on your brand,” says Adriano Paganini, founder of The Back of The House restaurant group in San Francisco.”
-Restaurant Hospitality
“Top 5 reasons to meet us in Cali for Fast Cas Exec Summit – Amazing speakers and content
Not to brag, but this year’s agenda is incredible: Adriano Paganini, CEO and Founder | Back of The House”
-FastCasual.com
“Top 5 reasons to meet us in Cali for Fast Cas Exec Summit – Amazing speakers and content
Not to brag, but this year’s agenda is incredible: Adriano Paganini, CEO and Founder | Back of The House”
-Mobile Payments Today
“Adriano Paganini Introduces BACK OF THE HOUSE Restaurant Group”
-The Registry
“Coming Soon: Paganini Taking Over Betelnut Space”
-Tablehopper
Meet Laurance
-Back Of the House
“on fast casual dining: “People want good food all the time,” said Adriano Paganini, CEO and founder of multiple San Francisco restaurants — including Belga, Beretta, Lolinda and the multi-location Super Duper Burgers. ”
-Wine Business Monthly
Meet Ashleigh
-Back Of the House
“Belga Owner Takes Over Betelnut Space”
-SF Weekly
“Adriano Paganini taking over Betelnut space”
-Inside Scoop
Meet Patricio
-Back Of the House
“Belga Owner To Take Over Betelnut Space Next Door”
-Eater SF
“4 New Restaurants Announced In July – Cow Hollow: The owner of Belga is taking over the old Betelnut space next door (2030 Union St.) with an unannounced new concept that should debut in October.”
-Eater SF
“Adriano Paganini Introduces BACK OF THE HOUSE Restaurant Group”
-FSR Magazine
“Back Of The House created to target San Fran neighborhoods”
-Fast Casual
“Belga/Starbelly/Beretta Owner Snags Former Betelnut Space On Union Street”
-SFist
Meet Enrique
-Back Of the House
Meet Vlad
-Back Of the House
Meet Kelsey
-Back Of the House
Meet Erin
-Back Of the House
Meet Adrian
-Back Of the House
“People want really good food all the time,” Paganini said, “not just when they ‘go out.’ ”
-San Francisco Business Times
Meet Tessa
-Back Of the House
“Restaurant Week Coming to San Francisco This Month — More than 120 restaurants from all over the city are participating, including Belga…”
-Tablehopper
“Amazing Giveaway of Restaurant Week Dinner with The J.S.F. — Experience Union Street’s newest Culinary destination Belga during Restaurant Week”
-The Jetsetting Fashionista
“Peter Kane, SF Weekly food critic – Belga; Daisy Barringer, Eater SF and Thrillist SF contributor – Belga”
-EaterSF
“Eater SF Editors Dish on the Dishes to Top in 2016 – Belga’s “Loophole” cocktail”
-Eater SF
“A great week of dining at Belga – appreciated the Belga interpretation of the Waldorf salad”
-SFGATE