Gaslight Group founders, Brian and Jennifer Huskey, are celebrating the 10-year anniversary since rolling the dice and purchasing a small restaurant for sale in Savannah’s historic district at 325 E. Bay St. In 2006, the couple relocated from their hometown in Knoxville, Tenn., and opened B. Matthew’s Eatery and converted the street side restaurant into a thriving and award-winning hot-spot for both locals and tourists.
“To have the unique opportunity to celebrate 10 years in the restaurant business is in itself a remarkable feat,” said Brian Huskey, founder and co-owner of the Gaslight Group, the parent company of B. Matthew’s Eatery. “However, for Jennifer and I, we believe B. Matthew’s anniversary is more reflective of Savannah’s growth and the incredible strides our city has made towards something greater.”
The “greater” Huskey is referencing is not only Savannah’s exponential tourism growth, but also Savannah’s food evolution and greater appetite for quality dining options. “While tourist dollars are an important part of our success, locals support of our restaurants have meant the most in terms of loyalty and critical feedback we’ve utilized to fine-tune our offerings. Without local support, we would not be celebrating 10-years of opening B. Matthew’s and the subsequent successes of Gaslight Group’s sister restaurants and bars,” said Huskey.
The Gaslight Group employs 130 people today, up from 12 employees in 2006, and is an avid and ongoing contributor to community causes and nonprofits.
In 2016 alone, the successful restaurant group has donated its time and resources to the William Jay Society, Ronald McDonald House, St. Andrew’s School, Benedictine Military School, Live Oak Public Libraries, Urban Hope Savannah, Savannah Jaycees, Jacob G. Smith School, St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee, Tybee Post Theatre, Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia, J.C. Lewis Cancer& Research Pavilion, American Diabetes Association, Junior Achievement of Georgia, and more.
“We’re so proud of the roots we’ve put down here and we’re looking forward to another 10 years of doing business in Savannah and further defining our brand and philanthropic initiatives with community partners that align with our core mission and values,” said Jennifer Huskey. “We are always happy to give back to the community which has given so much to us.”