1998 – 2000
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.     

DEC 2000   
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.

SPRING 2001 
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. 

SPRING 2002  
Muss & Turner are encouraged by friends and Maker’s Mark Manhattans one night to start their own restaurant. Soon after, they began their pursuit.

SUMMER 2004 
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. 

JAN 2006 
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.

SEPT 2006  
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.