Jerrod Melman is a managing partner at Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises, working with various restaurants, bars and nightclubs in Chicago and Los Angeles. In 2008, Jerrod, along with his partners, opened HUB 51 and lower-level club SUB 51 in downtown Chicago. Since then, he has opened more than a dozen LEYE restaurants including RPM Italian, RPM Steak, Bub City, Three Dots and A Dash, and more.
Since graduating from DePaul University with a bachelor’s degree in communications, Jerrod has worked with other renowned hospitality groups, including BR Guest Hospitality and Union Square Hospitality Group in New York as well as In-N-Out Burger in Arizona.
In 2016, Jerrod and his partners introduced several new projects, including Bub City and Joe’s Live – a restaurant and music venue in Rosemont, Illinois – in February. In March, Italian-American comfort food spot il Porcellino opened, followed by the second location of RPM Italian in Washington, D.C. in June.