About Omaha’s Best Catering & Party Rooms!

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About Omaha’s Best Catering & Party Planning! Award-Winning Chefs, Party Planning, Bridal Showers, Rehearsal Dinners and Intimate Weddings.

Don’t forget we also do Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Quinceañera, Banquets, Birthday Milestones, Reunions, Milestone Birthday Parties, Baby Showers, Box Lunches, Engagement Parties, Bridal Mimosa Showers, Retirement Dinners, Graduations, Bachelorettes, Over 21, Private In-Home Catering Chef, Corporate Gatherings, Holiday Parties and every event in-between! A place for every taste!


Restaurants Inc. and Restaurants Inc. Catering origins dates all the way back to 1985 when the original partners, Gayle Carstens and Michael Crowley brought the Old Country Buffet restaurants to Omaha. In the following years the two partners brought Champps Americana and The Great American Bagel concepts as well.

In 1997 Carstens and Chef John Ursick created Stokes Grill & Bar, eventually opening a second location in the Historic Old Market District in downtown Omaha. The pair along with Luke Wilson, Brendan Crowley and John Wade created and opened another original concept in 2008 in the Old Market, The Twisted Fork Grill & Saloon.

Through the years Gayle created and opened several local restaurants including Genji Teppanyaki Steakhouse, The Brick Oven Café & Bakery and Loco’s Mexican Grill.

Carstens, Wilson and Crowley teamed up in 2001 to bring the first HuHot Mongolian Grill to Omaha. Following the success of their first store they went on to open an additional 21 HuHot’s across Nebraska, South Dakota, Iowa and Kansas. The three went on to open two Smashburger’s in Iowa and followed that with adding another 10 Pepper Jax Grill’s in Iowa, South Dakota and Kansas.

Gayle in 2016 and now as sole owner of Restaurants Inc. owns and operates the two Stokes Grill & Bars, The Twisted Fork, Taxi’s Grille & Bar, Stokin’ Goat & and the New Goose120 restaurant in west Omaha. Taxi’s Grill, a fixture in west Omaha for the past 21 years, was acquired in the fall of 2017. Gayle then teamed up with Chef Andrew Loughery to create the Stokin’ Goat restaurant. This “casual eating and drinking establishment” was opened in West Omaha in the spring of 2018.

Restaurants Inc.’s Matt Warren, our Director of Banquets and Catering has created a comprehensive catering menu utilizing all four restaurant concepts and catering for up to 400 guests. We also offer private party and meeting rooms at all five restaurants ranging in size from 10 to over 200 guests. Restaurants Inc. has “A place for every taste”.  Stokes, Taxi’s, Twisted Fork, Stokin’ Goat & New Goose120.

Matt’s Catering experience and range of menu ideas puts us at the top of the list of Omaha’s caterers. In addition to these menus, our chefs will be happy to custom design a menu for your next party, bridal event or family gathering. We can provide all staffing, bar supplies, liquor, beer and wine from our award winning wine list, as well as coordination with rental companies and party planning coordinators. 


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