The Story (THE FOOD!!)
The groundwork for Spitz was laid in 2005 at Occidental College in Los Angeles. Founder Bryce Rademan returned from a semester studying abroad in Europe with dreams of bringing the Mediterranean street food (specifically döner kebab or “spit” of rotating meat) he fell in love with home to the U.S. That Spring he teamed up with close friend Robert Wicklund and both set aside their law school ambitions to follow their entrepreneurial instincts.
Rademan and Wicklund set about learning everything they could about about the cuisine and tested countless versions of recipes in their school’s kitchens... taking what they had eaten every night on the streets of Europe and combining it with the California freshness, color and flavor they were inspired by in Los Angeles. They hashed out a business plan and on April 12th, 2006 the first Spitz location was opened a mile from their alma mater.
Here in San Diego Spitz was opened by Jordan Bernhardt and Taylor Jones. Jordan was a General Manager at virtually all of the Spitz locations in Los Angeles and is also a graduate of Occidental College. In 2015 he teamed up with Taylor and presented Bryce and Robert a plan to bring Spitz to San Diego. They were met with an enthusiastic “Yeah buddy!” and Spitz Hillcrest opened in February of 2016.
Thank you Döner Crew… Keep rocking the kebab
We wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for our great and loyal customers. It’s for you guys that we work hard every day to reinvent the street food experience and raise the bar on our industry. Thank you so much and hope to see you around the resto soon