Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Update: Legal Sea Foods Restaurant Chain Has Been Sold to PPX Hospitality Brands

[Ed note: This article was updated on December 22 and 23 to reflect the fact that the deal has now been finalized.]

An iconic local group of seafood restaurants has a new owner.

According to a post from WCVB 5 and a subsequent press release, the restaurant part of Boston-based Legal Sea Foods has been sold to PPX Hospitality Brands, a holding company that is headquartered in Medford and is known for its Strega and Smith & Wollensky brands. While the sale applies only to the Legal dining spots, Roger Berkowitz--whose family founded the company--is holding onto other parts of the business, including the retail and online aspects of the company.

WCVB says that PPX, which is part of Dublin-based Danu Partners, has invited current employees of Legal Sea Foods to stay on board.

Legal Sea Foods has been in business since 1968.

by Marc Hurwitz (Also follow us on Twitter at @hiddenboston)

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