Chief Operating Officer
Sage Restaurant Concepts
Mark Augarten is Chief Operating Officer for Sage Restaurant Concepts, where he directs all operations for the company’s portfolio of more than 50 restaurants, bars, coffee shops and entertainment venues across the nation.
Augarten is a tenured restauranteur with more than 35 years of experience. He joined Sage Restaurant Concepts most recently from King’s Signature Group, where he held the role of Vice President of Operations and was responsible for all operations, development and growth of multiple King’s Seafood Company brands including the Water Grill Restaurants, Lou & Mickey’s, 555 East American Steakhouse and more. Prior to that, Augarten held senior leadership roles with other leading national restaurant companies including Bonefish Grill and Claim Jumper Restaurants.
A California native, Augarten is a certified sommelier and a graduate of California State Polytechnic University-Pomona with a degree in Hospitality. Mark is an avid traveler with interests in winemaking and all things outdoors – especially the beach.