About Steven Sponder

Steven R. Sponder RestaurantS Investments, Development, CONSULTING, Services

Mr. Sponder invests in foodservice businesses through FLUENT® Strategic Advisors.  To inquire, fill in this form.


Mr. Sponder is available for select consulting projects through FLUENT® Strategic Advisors. To inquire, fill in this form.

Mr. Sponder is respected by his peers for 
innovative restaurants.

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Steven Sponder


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"Sponder Has The Golden Touch!" - Don Karas | former Chairman, Wolfgang Puck Enterprises

Steven R. Sponder is an accomplished entrepreneur with six restaurants and two information technology companies to his credit. The restaurants and tech businesses Sponder created, invested in and owned in California, Hawaii, Florida and Virginia have been featured in dozens of national publications including Gourmet® Magazine, USA Today®, The New York Times and Bon Appetit®.  His restaurants over the past 30 years have served millions of guests including 5 United States Presidents. The Nation's Restaurant News® credits Sponder with creating an innovative "Team-Service" system used in countless restaurants around the world. In addition Mr. Sponder has been backed with more than $10 million in Venture Capital and launched two Information Technology companies in partnerships with Microsoft and AOL Time Warner. He has also led the formation of strategic partnerships with some of the world's largest corporations. 

Mr. Sponder currently develops restaurants and is also a co-founder of FLUENT Strategic Advisors - an emerging restaurant chain investment and advisory firm.