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A Founder's Story

Martha Hoover is the Founder and President of Won't Stop Hospitality Inc., a successful collection of restaurants in Indianapolis, Indiana —Cafe Patachou, Petite Chou Bistro & Champagne Bar, Napolese Pizzeria, Public Greens, Apocalypse Burger and Bar One Fourteen. Founded in 1989, Hoover used premium ingredients, prepared from scratch, and partnered with local vendors and farmers years before the phrase “farm to table” was first uttered. Won't Stop's culture furthers the organization's mission; to improve the health, prosperity, and security of our restaurants, teams, and community.

In 2013, Hoover created The Patachou Foundation to cultivate opportunity for youth by amplifying the value and power of food. In 2023, the Foundation will hit a milestone 10 years and 500,000 healthy, nutritious meals served to children who live with pervasive food insecurity.

Hoover is a six-time semifinalist for Outstanding Restaurateur by the James Beard Foundation; Food and Wine named her “One of The Most Innovative Women in Food and drink”, Eater named her “Empire Builder of the Year”, Vogue profiled her and the company for their sustainability practices, and InStyle named her to their list of “50 Badass Women”. Additionally, Bar One Fourteen was named one of the Best Bars in the US by Esquire magazine, Café Patachou was named one of Restaurant Hospitality’s Top 25 Coolest Concepts, and Won't Stop Hospitality Inc. was named among “19 Great Restaurants in the US to Work For” by Food and Wine.

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