In 1975, our founder Terry Kaplan had a vision for his butcher shop, to transform it into “a kitchen producing original, wonderful foods found nowhere else” and “to have a family of co-workers who cared for each other in a genuine way. They would experience support, respect and feelings of well being. That would be the true heart and soul, the inspiring element" of what would become Hugo's Restaurant by June 1980.
Today, we still rely on that vision to produce original and wonderful meals from scratch using whole-food ingredients that your whole family can enjoy together. We focus on balanced choices while respecting each other and the people we serve, spreading the kind of community we want to have take hold in the world.
As Terry said, “The menu will change, but please, let’s let the Hugo's philosophy continue – for love is our real true power.”