PRESS RELEASE: Rockit Ranch Announces Plans for Expansion Outside of Chicago


MARCH 21, 2017 (CHICAGO, ILLINOIS) – Rockit Ranch Productions, the Chicago-based hospitality group behind local restaurant and entertainment concepts Rockit Bar & Grill, Rockit Burger Bar, The Duck Inn, Sunda, Bottlefork, Otto Mezzo and The Underground, is excited to announce its plans to take its first step in expanding to new markets with a Sunda location slated to open in Nashville this Fall at 592 12th Ave South in the heart of the Gulch.

Sunda’s flagship Chicago location (est. 2009), which serves modern interpretations of traditional pan- Asian cuisine, is a local institution that has drawn accolades from several of the city’s top publications including The Chicago Tribune (#1 Celebrity Spot in Chicago”), Chicago Magazine (“Best Sushi in Chicago”) and Chicago Scene (“Best Asian Restaurant”).

Mike Morales, current Chef de Cuisine & Partner at Sunda’s Chicago location, will serve as the new venue’s Executive Chef & Partner in Nashville.

“After decades of extensive culinary and culture-immersed travel throughout Southeast Asia, as well as inspiring success in Chicago with a team of top talent, we are so excited to extend our passion to new markets,” says Billy Dec, CEO of Rockit Ranch. “As part of our active plans for growth, my partners and I will continue to seek out new and exciting markets like Nashville in which to share the vibrant and diverse spirit of our Chicago-based Rockit Ranch concepts.”

Rockit Ranch has partnered with Fresh Hospitality, a Nashville-based hospitality group behind dozens of

thriving dining concepts, and over 100 restaurants, such as Biscuit Love and Martin’s Bar-B-Que, to bring

Sunda to the market in an almost 8,000 square-foot space owned by MarketStreet Enterprises, a privately held real estate development firm.

For more information on Rockit Ranch Productions and its new Nashville venue, please visit


Rockit Ranch Productions, Inc. from partners Billy Dec, Brad Young, Kevin Hickey, Doug Wexler and Nicole Salerno, is an award-winning restaurant and nightlife development and management company.

Venues include: Rockit Bar & Grill and Rockit Burger Bar, both featuring an eclectic take on Modern American cuisine; The Underground, Chicago’s premier nightclub; Sunda, a New Asian venue serving modern interpretations of traditional pan-Asian cuisine; Bottlefork, a New American bar & kitchen offering dishes that feature locally-sourced, globally-inspired ingredients; and The Duck Inn, a pre- Prohibition era tavern showcasing New American cuisine and an award-winning cocktail program. For more information, visit or find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.