Eric Leitstein envisioned the development of a hospitality group founded upon key principles of passion, integrity, innovation and individuality, and dedicated to building up and supporting local communities. Eric’s extensive industry background and bulldog determination helped pave the way for the establishment of OMG Hospitality Group in 2008 (named after his children, Olivia, Mason, and Gavin), and its significant expansion since. OMG now encompasses 8 restaurants – Union Kitchen & Tap in Encinitas & Gaslamp, The Union Food Truck, PB AleHouse, Backyard Kitchen & Tap, and Waterbar. As well as 2 more locations coming soon to Mission Beach, Moe’s and Molly’s. Eric is also in affiliation with Sandbar, and The Fish Shops (in Encinitas, Hermosa Beach, and Pacific Beach as well as 2 soon to open locations in Little Italy and Gaslamp). Eric’s original vision has been successfully translated into locations marked by excellent customer service, dynamic menus, signature craft beverages, and a thriving corporate culture with a strong focus on giving back. Eric resides locally with his wife Teresa and three children in Encinitas, California.