Retail Brand Group was formed in 1999 to create high-quality and cutting-edge restaurant brands for the food service industry. In 2004 Jazzman’s Café was awarded the industry’s prestigious Hot Concepts! award from Nation’s Restaurant News and in 2006 Pandini's earned the same prestigious award. As of January 1, 2008 there are over 520 Retail Brand Group company-managed units operating in 45 states. Sodexo’s Retail Brand Group supports the operation of over 500 company managed and franchised locations throughout the United States and Canada. As the retail restaurant development team for Sodexo, the Retail Brand Group offers award-winning and cutting-edge branded concepts for the food service industry.