Todd Mussman and Ryan Turner work together at the Food Studio, former Fifth Group restaurant. Turner was a server and Muss was a sous chef.
Turner leaves FGR to work at East Lake Golf Club as F&B Manager while Muss moves up the ranks with FGR at South City Kitchen and Sala.
Muss & Turner run into each other at the grocery store and realize they are now neighbors. They start having dinner regularly with their wives and friends.
Muss & Turner are encouraged by friends and Maker’s Mark Manhattans one night to start their own restaurant. Soon after, they began their pursuit.
Lease is signed at One Ivy Walk in Smyrna.
FEB 8 2005
Muss & Turner’s opens.
Operating as a deli and gourmet retail store M&T receives rave reviews and great media recognition but the business model with retail wasn’t working.
M&T begins full dinner service and serving beer & wine bar from the ”little red bar” built by long time friend and staff member Dirk Wessely.
Ryan Hidinger becomes Chef de Cuisine.
MAR 2008 Chef Chris Hall joins Mussman and Turner to begin a winding and wild journey in what would ultimately lead to him becoming a partner in M&T and opening his dream restaurant Local Three.
DEC 1 2010 Local Three Opens
NOV 2011 Unsukay Partners receive the Georgia Restaurant Association Restaurateurs of Year Award.
MAY 11 2012 Eleanor’s Opens – A speakeasy named in honor of Eleanor Seale, hired as employee #2 as part of our opening team of M&T. An integral part of our success in more ways than we could possibly explain on this timeline.
DEC 2012 Ryan Hidinger is diagnosed with stage IV gallbladder cancer and given 6 months to live.
JAN 27, 2013 TEAM HIDI is born. Along with the Atlanta restaurant community, we help raise $275k to help Ryan Hidinger fight his battle.
FEB 2013 Along with Jen and Ryan Hidinger a decision is made to pursue the creation of their dream restaurant, Staplehouse, that would be designed to give back to the community that lifted them up in their time of need.
MAR 2013 Inspired by the TEAM HIDI efforts and the outpouring of support for Ryan and Jen we lead the charge in co- founding “The Giving Kitchen” a non profit with a mission to help Atlanta restaurant workers facing crisis.
JUNE 2013 The Giving Kitchen receives their 501c3 designation from the IRS a year earlier than expected.
MAY 2014 M&T is named one of Food & Wine’s Best Delis in America.
APR 2015 Unsukay Partners receive National Restaurant Association Cornerstone Humanitarian Award for founding The Giving Kitchen.
SEPT 2015 Staplehouse which is a for profit restaurant owned by The Giving Kitchen opens.
JULY 5, 2017 Warhorse Investments Opens
MAY 2018 Food Network names M&T Top Deli in Georgia
JUNE 2018 The Giving Kitchen celebrates five years and has served over 1,200 grants to restaurant workers in need of emergency assistance (over $1.8 million), which has directly impacted the lives of nearly 2,500 people.
MAY 2019 The Giving Kitchen Honored As James Beard Foundation’s Humanitarian Of The Year
JUNE 2019 Renew M&T Lease through 2029 and sign ten year lease for MTH Pizza.
OCT 2019 MTH Pizza opens.