Eugene Remm | Entrepreneur & Restaurateur
New York-based entrepreneur, restaurateur, and wellness executive, Eugene Remm has built authentic and lifestyle-driven experience businesses in hospitality sectors around the country. In 2006, Mr. Remm co-founded Catch Hospitality Group (CHG), formerly EMM Group, quickly becoming one of the East Coast’s most influential restaurant, hospitality, lifestyle, and event management companies. Throughout his 20-year career, Mr. Remm has a proven track record of creating and sustaining brands that grow and pivot across the hospitality and fitness markets, combining his sharp creative direction and flair for crafting brands that resonate with a business strategy that balances structure with culture in unique concepts. Remm resides in New York City with his family.
Catch Hospitality Group partners Tilman Fertitta, Mark Birnbaum and Eugene Remm have propelled the success of globally-influenced seafood restaurant Catch (2011), and sister concept Catch Steak (2019), by focusing on the brand’s 3 core principles of great food, great service & great vibe.
In 2017, CATCH partnered with hospitality business mogul Tilman Fertitta, who’s privately owned Landry’s, Inc. is ranked among the largest restaurant corporations in the U.S. Fertitta has spent 30 years cultivating his hospitality empire of over 600 locations into an international success. Fertitta, the “World’s Richest Restaurateur,” according to Forbes Magazine, is also the star of CNBC’s Billion Dollar Buyer, and owner of Golden Nugget Casinos and the NBA Houston Rockets.
With a focus on culture and brand, New York based restaurateurs Remm and Birnbaum spent two decades building CHG into one of the country’s most successful restaurant management companies. Dubbed by Forbes Magazine as the “New Kings of New York Hospitality,” Remm and Birnbaum pioneer dynamic hospitality experiences using food, service and vibe to create seamless transitions between dining, nightlife and entertainment. In addition to Catch and Catch Steak, CHG operates midtown American brasserie Lexington Brass (2011) and the Co:Laboratory, a full-service event production agency specializing in the creation of high level, turnkey experiences for brands across the entertainment, fashion and lifestyle industries.
While remaining a partner at Catch Hospitality Group, Remm pivoted to the world of fitness, co-founding and serving as Chief Brand Officer of Rumble (2016) which he built, scaled and ultimately sold to Xponential Fitness (2021), the largest curator of boutique fitness brands in the world. A boxing-inspired group fitness concept with early investments from strong brands such as Equinox, Rumble Boxing opened 14 locations across 5 cities in 3 years before expanding to include full body, cardio, and strength concept, Rumble Training. With its recent sale, Rumble joins Xponential’s roster of more than 1,700 franchise locations under 8 different brands.