T S Restaurants and Moose Restaurant Group announced that Sandy’s restaurant located at 315 Pacific Coast Hwy was sold by T S Restaurants to Moose Restaurant Group on September 12, 2016. T S Restaurants has operated Sandy’s since January 2010. Both companies operate other successful restaurants in Huntington Beach. T S Restaurants owns and operates Duke’s Huntington Beach upstairs in the same building where Sandy’s is located. Moose Restaurant Group owns and operates Fred’s Mexican Café across the street on Pacific Coast Highway.
Moose Restaurant Group and T S share similar histories as both were founded in Hawaii more than 35 years ago, each by a pair of friends that loved the restaurant business. Moose Restaurant Group, was founded in 1980 with the opening of Moose McGillicuddy’s in Waikiki. Since then, they have expanded to San Diego, Maui and Orange County. Moose Restaurant Group has proven to be a successful player in the casual dining segment, with concepts focused on value and fun. “We have been looking to expand in Orange County and have been interested in the Sandy’s space for a number of years,” said Lee DeShong, President of Moose Restaurant Group. “We are thrilled to have purchased Sandy’s and look forward to building on what T S created.”
“Unquestionably, the hardest part of this transition is losing many of our Sandy’s employees,” said T S Restaurants CEO, Jackie Reed. “Many amazing people contributed to make Sandy’s what it is today and we wholeheartedly thank each and every one of them. As Sandy’s carries on under new ownership, T S will continue to support and celebrate Sandy’s as its landlord and upstairs neighbor. We are excited about and confident in Sandy’s and its new owners.”
Moose Restaurant Group is a privately held restaurant company with two casual dining concepts, Moose McGillycuddy’s Pub and Café and Fred’s Mexican Café. There is a Moose McGillycuddy’s Pub and Café in Waikiki, Oahu and in Kihei, Maui and Fred’s Mexican Cafe in Huntington Beach, Old Town San Diego and Kihei, Maui.
T S Restaurants is a family owned company known for its restaurants on spectacular waterfront sites in California and Hawaii. Founded in 1977, T S Restaurants owns and operates 13 restaurants in Hawaii and California including in California: Duke’s La Jolla, Jake’s Del Mar, Duke’s Huntington Beach, Duke’s Malibu and Sunnyside Restaurant & Lodge in Lake Tahoe. The Hawaii locations are: Duke’s Waikiki and Hula Grill Waikiki on Oahu; Kimo’s, Leilani’s on the Beach, Hula Grill Kaanapali and Duke’s Beach House on Maui; Duke’s Kauai and Keoki’s Paradise on Kauai.
For more information about T S Restaurants visit, www.tsrestaurants.com.
For more information about Moose Restaurant Group visit, www.mooserestaurantgroup.com