Executive Team

Elie Khoury – President & CEO

  • President and Founder of both the KFK Group (KFK) and Southeast Restaurant Group (SRG), owner and operator of independent and franchised restaurants
  • Previously served as President of Cucos, Inc., a publicly held full-service restaurant chain which grew from a single restaurant to forty (40) locations in seven states
  • Led numerous development projects such as the St. Elizabeth Condominiums (Novelist Anne Rice’s former residence), 1205 St. Charles Condominiums, St. Joseph Condominiums and the $70 million redevelopment of the Krauss department store on Canal Street

Lee Cuicchi – Chief Operating Officer

  • Responsibilities include operations oversight for Southeast Restaurant Group’s QSR and Casual Dining restaurants as well as KFK Group’s multi-family, office, retail and hotel businesses
  • In his tenure with KFK & SRG, Lee has also led the Asset Management and Development functions for the company including leading and supporting the areas of acquisition, due diligence, and project management
  • Prior to joining SRG’s sister company KFK in 2008, Lee spent the previous eight years as an executive level manager in resorts and hotels including Hilton, Doubletree, Westin, Holiday Inn and Renaissance branded properties, often overseeing the F&B operations