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The PPX vision is to protect, nurture and grow much-loved, iconic, restaurant brands thru investment and commitment. By embracing dedicated, passionate people we endeavor to deliver unmatched hospitality and quality to loyal, extraordinary guests.  At PPX, it’s all about the people!


Legal Sea Foods

Seventy years ago, Legal Sea Foods opened as a fish market in Cambridge, MA and has since cast a wider net – now operating restaurants along the east coast as well as its own Quality Control Center on Boston Harbor. Legal Sea Foods' iconic tagline, "If it isn't fresh, it isn't Legal!" speaks to its legendary fanaticism for seafood quality and safety. The restaurants serve over 40 varieties of fresh fish and shellfish throughout the year; the menu highlights quintessential New England fare, including its famous New England Clam Chowder that has been served at every Presidential Inauguration since 1981.

Smith & Wollensky

A collection of iconic steakhouses here in the US and now internationally in London and Taipei – This famously celebrated America’s Steakhouse, where USDA Prime steaks are still hand-butchered and dry-aged in-house was founded in New York City and known throughout the world. If steak were a religion, Smith & Wollensky would be its cathedral! An over-the-top steakhouse experience built on quality, integrity and genuine hospitality!

Strega Italiano

A collection of Italian restaurants and cafés throughout greater Boston. At Strega Italiano, we believe in food with heart, made with love from recipes handed down from generations past. Homemade pastas, secret-recipe sauces, fresh focaccia and house-baked desserts. Much like life…it’s messy, generous and heartfelt, with the warmth of home. Welcome to our home, where everyone is family and “Things could get messy!”

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Legal Sea Foods Becomes Part of Boston Based PPX Hospitality Brands

Legal Sea Foods joins PPX’s existing collection of iconic restaurant brands. The group’s portfolio includes Smith & Wollensky Steakhouses 
and Strega Italiano Restaurants and Caffés. [...]
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Chowda Day: A “Legal” Holiday, January 15 | Legal Sea Foods

The Story Behind PPX

The vision of PPX is to protect, nurture and grow, much-loved, iconic, restaurant brands. They achieve
this by embracing the dedicated and experienced people (it’s all about the people). Read more here.

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