First Watch

First Watch owns and operates as a chain of daytime coffee shops that offers hardwood smoked bacon, beef barbacoa, toasts and beverages. Read more

Christopher A. Tomasso's photo - President & CEO of First Watch

President & CEO

Christopher A. Tomasso

CEO Approval Rating

94/100

FIRST WATCH TOP COMPETITORS OR ALTERNATIVES

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MOD Pizza is one of First Watch's top competitors. MOD Pizza was founded in 2007 in Bellevue, Washington. MOD Pizza operates in the Food Distributors industry. MOD Pizza generates $127.8M less revenue than First Watch.

Shake Shack is a top competitor of First Watch. Shake Shack was founded in 2004, and is headquartered in New York, New York. Shake Shack is in the Restaurant Franchises industry. Shake Shack generates $7.3M less revenue vs. First Watch.

Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar is seen as one of First Watch's top competitors. Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar is headquartered in Huntington Beach, California, and was founded in 2003. Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar is in the Logistics, Wholesalers & Retail Distributors field. Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar generates 39% the revenue of First Watch.

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First Watch Acquisitions

COMPANY ACQUIRED
ACQUISITION DATE
AMOUNT
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The Egg & I

May 2015

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undisclosed
The Egg & I operates a chain of restaurants for breakfast and lunch.
Bread & Company

Dec 2014

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undisclosed
Bread & Company produces bakery items and beverages.

These are all the companies that First Watch has acquired. First Watch has acquired 2 companies and its latest acquisition was The Egg & I in May 2015. The Egg & I operates a chain of restaurants for breakfast and lunch.

First Watch Funding History

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Jul 2017
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Advent International Corporation

Since First Watch was founded in 1983, it has participated in 1 round of funding. In total First Watch has raised $0. First Watch's funding round was on Jul 2017 for a total of $0

First Watch Investments

No recent investments found related to First Watch

These are all the companies that First Watch has invested in. First Watch has invested 2 companies and its latest investment was The Egg & I in May 2015. The Egg & I operates a chain of restaurants for breakfast and lunch.

First Watch News

April 1, 2021The Business Journals: Tampa Bay

First Watch to open new location in New Tampa next week

The brunch restaurant is bringing its eggs, pancakes and more to New Tampa.... See more »
March 15, 2021Daily Herald

First Watch restaurants enter Illinois market in Oak Brook

First Watch: The Daytime Cafe is opening its first Illinois location in Oak Brook on Monday. The Flor... See more »
February 17, 2021MarketScreener

Expands Footprint to the Windy City with First Chicagoland Restaurant Opening

(marketscreener.com) Leading breakfast, brunch and lunch concept will open its first restaurant in Gr... See more »
February 16, 2021The Business Journals: Chicago

Florida restaurant chain First Watch entering Chicago market

The restaurant said it's opening a new 4,300-square-foot restaurant in Oak Brook.... See more »
December 18, 2020Richmond BizSense

First Watch opening near Willow Lawn in former Ruby Tuesday spot

Breakfast chain First Watch continues to show its appetite for expansion in the Richmond area. Work i... See more »
November 11, 2020Jacksonville Daily Record

First Watch sets opening for Nocatee restaurant

It is the chain's eighth location in the Jacksonville area.... See more »

First Watch Blogs

September 14, 2020First Watch Blog

Vote! Deadlines and Details for the 2020 Presidential Election

In the past few weeks, you’ve voted on whether ketchup belongs on eggs or breakfast potatoes, which F... See more »
September 2, 2020First Watch Blog

Introducing #BeABetterHuman

During the past several months here at First Watch, we've been working diligently to identify thought... See more »
September 2, 2020First Watch Blog

First Watch Launches New Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives, Including the Establishment of Inaugural R.I.S.E. Advisory Council

New advisory council, scholarship and mentorship programs, training initiatives and more now in place... See more »
July 27, 2020First Watch Blog

Keeping Each Other Safe: Required Face Coverings

If you know First Watch, you know we’ve always had a focus on people first. Now, in the midst of a gl... See more »
June 21, 2020First Watch Blog

Just Bagels

If you’ve been following us for a while, you know that quality is kind of our thing. We strive to off... See more »
June 9, 2020First Watch Blog

First Watch Continues To Evolve Service Offering For Improved Guest Experience

Technology investment expands upon Company’s You First™ service philosophy with accelerated of... See more »
June 2, 2020First Watch Blog

Watermelon Board

There are certain things we can all look forward to as the summer months arrive – That last school be... See more »

First Watch Press Releases

May 11, 2016PRWeb

The Junior League of Phoenix Teams Up With First Watch to Help Build a Healthy Arizona

First Watch to Donate Funds from Four Pre-Opening Events to The Junior League of Phoenix(PRWeb May 11... See more »
April 4, 2016PR Newswire

First Watch Restaurants Augments Growth Strategy with Leading Location Intelligence Platform

TAMPA, Fla., April 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- First Watch, the Daytime Café, has recently joined the alr... See more »
July 6, 2015PRWEB

First Watch Tapped Datum's Due Diligence Expertise for Recent Acquisition of The Egg & I Restaurants

For its recent acquisition of The Egg & I restaurants, First Watch trusted its partner Datum Corporat... See more »
May 27, 2015PR NEWSWIRE

First Watch Restaurants, Inc. Acquires The Egg & I Restaurants

BRADENTON, Fla., May 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- First Watch Restaurants, Inc., the country's leading br... See more »
March 30, 2015PRWEB

First Watch Renews Multi-Year Contract with Datum for Strategic Consulting and Technology Outsourcing

First Watch has recently renewed a multi-year agreement to continue outsourcing all functional IT ser... See more »
January 13, 2015PR NEWSWIRE

First Watch Going Big In Texas

DALLAS, Jan. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- First Watch Restaurants, Inc., the award-winning Breakfast, Bru... See more »
November 11, 2014PRWEB

First Watch Selects the PeopleMatter Platform for Employee Hiring and Training

Social, Mobile Tools Will Attract and Develop Growing Millennial Workforce at Fast-Growing Restaurant... See more »

First Watch Videos

September 9, 2019First Watch Youtube Channel

"Meet the Mujeres: Ana Lucia Urbano Peña" on YOUTUBE

June 10, 2019First Watch Youtube Channel

"Summer 2019: Cornbread Carnitas Bowl" on YOUTUBE

February 20, 2018First Watch Youtube Channel

"No Kid Hungry starts with breakfast" on YOUTUBE

February 7, 2018First Watch Youtube Channel

"Mujeres en Cafe" on YOUTUBE

January 5, 2018First Watch Youtube Channel

"Wake Up and Smell Our New Coffee!" on YOUTUBE

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First Watch Headquarters

8027 Cooper Creek Blvd. Suite 103

University Park, Florida34201

941-907-9800

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First Watch Summary

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Overview

First Watch owns and operates as a chain of daytime coffee shops that offers hardwood smoked bacon, beef barbacoa, toasts and beverages. First Watch was founded in 1983. First Watch's headquarters is located in University Park, Florida, USA 34201. It ...

CEO

First Watch's President & CEO, Christopher A. Tomasso, currently has an approval rating of 94%. First Watch's primary competitors are MOD Pizza, Shake Shack & Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar.

Frequently Asked Questions about First Watch

  1. When was First Watch founded?

    First Watch was founded in 1983
  2. Who is First Watch's CEO?

    First Watch's CEO is Christopher A. Tomasso
  3. How much revenue does First Watch generate?

    First Watch generates $525.8M in revenue
  4. How much funding does First Watch have?

    First Watch has historically raised $0 in funding
  1. Where is First Watch's headquarters?

    First Watch's headquarters is in University Park Florida, USA
  2. How many employees does First Watch have?

    First Watch has 908 employees
  3. What sector does First Watch operate in?

    First Watch is in Restaurants
  4. Who are First Watch's competitors?

    First Watch's top competitors are MOD Pizza, Shake Shack, Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar