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Restaurants Char and Saltine Set to Open Locations in Nashville and Huntsville

Oysters from Saltine Restaurant

JACKSON, Miss. – David Conn, owner of 4Top Hospitality Group, has announced an expansion of the group’s restaurant footprint in the first half of 2018, including two Jackson, Mississippi-based concepts. Char Restaurant will open this coming spring in Nashville’s Green Hills area as part of the Vertis development. The popular steakhouse will also open early summer in Huntsville, Alabama’s new Merchant’s Square, marking the fourth location for this particular concept. Saltine will debut in Nashville’s midtown area around late February. This expansion will increase the number of properties owned and managed by the 4Top Hospitality Group to 16.

Chef Steven Robilio will be at the helm of the culinary program for the new restaurants, in addition to Jackson’s Saltine location. Robilio graduated at the top of his class from the New England Culinary Institute, followed by stints at some of his hometown’s top restaurants in Memphis, including Hog & Hominy and Interim. He has been with 4Top Hospitality Group since 2013 as the chef for Nashville’s Amerigo locations.

Conn, a native Jacksonian, stated “Char has been a staple in the Jackson community for many, many years. We couldn’t be more proud to bring the successful restaurant concept to Nashville, where we already have Amerigo.”

In addition to Conn, 4Top business partners include Ben Brock, Doug Hogrefe and Paul Schramkowski. Conn was the original general manager of Amerigo’s flagship Ridgeland location, where he worked with Brock and Hogrefe. In 2007, restaurant veteran Paul Schramkowski joined them, rounding out the team comprising 4Top Hospitality Group. Since its inception, the restaurant group has grown over 300%.

About 4Top Hospitality Group

4Top Hospitality Group manages and owns 13 restaurants in Mississippi and Tennessee with three more in development. Its concepts include Amerigo Italian Restaurant, with locations in Mississippi as well as Memphis, Nashville and Brentwood, Tennessee; Anjou; Saltine; two Sombra Mexican Kitchens; Nashville-based Etch and etc.; and Char with current locations in Jackson, Mississippi, and Memphis, Tennessee. For more information, please go to

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