On this episode I talked with Brian Bogert. You probably know of Brian but if you don't you'll definitely know the restaurants and bars he and his business partner Manny own. They started with Texadelphia but have recently sold it. Currently the have The Jones Assembly, Fuzzys, Seven 47 and soon Spark.
Here's a little about their story. "We have been bringing social hospitality to Oklahoma for close to two decades. We are a group of fun-seekers, game-changers and food enthusiasts. We play hard, but work harder, always keeping our head on a swivel.
After graduating from SMU and quitting their corporate jobs, best friends Brian Bogert and Manny Leclercq brought one of their favorite college hangouts to Norman, OK. Texadelphia opened on the corner of Lindsey & Berry in 2003. From there, Seven47 was born and has turned into a landmark on OU’s Campus Corner. In 2010 we franchised the Fort Worth based, Fuzzy’s Taco Shop. 10 years and 7 locations later, Fuzzy’s quickly turned into our bread and butter. The same year Fuzzy’s became part of our brand, a second Texadelphia location was added to the landscape of Lower Bricktown.
But it wasn’t until 2016 when The Social Order really came to life. With The Jones Assembly on the verge of opening it was time to bring these individual concepts together as one family. The Jones Assembly put us on the map as it is the largest concept and biggest endeavor we have undertaken yet. While concepts have come and gone (Texadelphia was sold back to Texas corporate in 2020), we are proud of the community The Social Order has created in Oklahoma. We are invested in the renaissance and continued growth of our great state of Oklahoma. Whether it’s creating a new concept or furthering the success of an existing brand, we believe in raising our standards and never settling for less than the best. Every Restaurant. Every Team. Every Time."
Brian was a pretty decent tennis player in Highschool winning state championships in his sleep but decided to pursue a career and not tennis, going to SNU in Dallas. He's recently stepped down as their coach after winning I believe its 8 state championships for Heritage Hall. He had to step down to focus more on the business and as you can imagine COVID19 has all of his attention.
Really appreciate Brians time and what he and Manny have done for Norman and OKC in the restaurant industry. Go follow him on Instagram @teambogie and also all their other businesses for news, events and more
@socialorderdiningcollective @thejonesokc @fuzzysokla @seven47norman @eatatspark