Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar is a casual dining, multi-unit restaurant concept headquartered in Southern California that serves hand crafted American food and drink highlighting seasonally-inspired ingredients.The company was founded in 2003 by Chris Simms, Gabe Caliendo, Steve Price, and Roshan Mendis, with the group opening the first Lazy Dog restaurant in Huntington Beach, California.As of December 19, 2018, Lazy Dog operates 30 restaurants across five states: California, Nevada, Texas, Colorado, and Illinois.Lazy Dog is known for its small mountain town vibe and Wyoming-inspired ambiance. The concept is the brain child of CEO Chris Simms, who drew inspiration from time spent on his parents’ ranch near Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Simms wanted Lazy Dog to be a place where people, both young and old, could connect and experience the spirit of the mountains while dining in a contemporary rustic environment.
Lazy Dog is also known for its dog friendly policies and dog menu, available on restaurant patios. Wikipedia