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Cunningham Restaurant Group and Huse Culinary ask patrons to wear masks when walking in and out of restaurants

INDIANAPOLIS – Cunningham Restaurant Group and Huse Culinary will require all patrons to begin wearing masks in and out of the respective eateries beginning Monday, July 20. In an effort to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to promote collaboration and consistency within all restaurants already adhering to mask mandates, the requirement affects 15 additional Cunningham Restaurant Group eateries (Boulder Creek in Brownsburg, Ind.; Bru Burger Bar locations in Brownsburg, Carmel, Evansville, Lafayette, Plainfield, Noblesville and South Bend, Ind.; Charbonos in Avon, Ind.; CRG Event Center in Plainfield, Ind.; Rize in Fishers, Ind. and Stone Creek in Greenwood, Plainfield, Noblesville and Zionsville, Ind.) and two Huse Culinary locations (1933 Lounge by St. Elmo and The HC Tavern + Kitchen both in Fishers, Ind.).

“Our focus, more than ever, is on the health and safety of everyone who enters our doors and our employees,” said Craig Huse, CEO of Huse Culinary. “Wearing a mask is a simple way to help keep all of us safe while still being able to enjoy dining out. Both Huse Culinary and Cunningham Restaurant Group are committed to reducing the spread of COVID-19 by asking patrons to join our employees in wearing face coverings.”

According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines, “Cloth face coverings are most likely to reduce the spread of COVID-19 when they are widely used in public settings” combined with social distancing and frequent hand-washing.

“We would like to ask our loyal guests to help us keep our staff and our fellow patrons safe and healthy. We feel this is our best chance to control the spread of COVID-19 which will allow our staff to continue working and our restaurants to remain open,” said Mike Cunningham, President and CEO of Cunningham Restaurant Group. “We appreciate your assistance in this matter and we all look forward to seeing you soon.”

Both restaurant groups will continue adhering to safety practices including social distancing, increased sanitation, frequent hand-washing and face masks. Patrons do not need to wear a mask while dining. Guests who are not able to wear a mask due to medical conditions are asked to consider a face shield.

Cunningham Restaurant Group’s restaurants include Boulder Creek, Bru Burger Bar, Café 251, Charbonos, CRG Event Center, Livery, Mesh, Moerlein Lager House, Nesso Italian Kitchen, Provision, Rize, Stone Creek Dining Company, Tavern at the Point, Union 50 and Vida. Huse Culinary locations include 1933 Lounge, Harry & Izzy’s, The HC Tavern + Kitchen and St. Elmo Steak House.

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About Cunningham Restaurant Group

In the communities we serve, we will be the restaurant of choice for delighting our guests.

Local is best. And for us, local starts with you and me: neighborhoods and communities where we live, work, and play. Since 1997, Mike Cunningham, owner of Cunningham Restaurant Group (CRG), has created an array of unforgettable dining experiences for guests. From its humble beginnings in Brownsburg, Indiana to a growing tri-state restaurant group, CRG represents a steady beat of expansion and innovation fueled by a commitment to community impact. Our vision is reflected in thirty-three restaurants…fourteen concepts…an event center, a grow facility, and sustainable, consistent growth.

From BRU Burger Bar, a gourmet burger and craft beer hangout, to Vida, a fine dining venue with sommeliers in-house, to Union 50 with a chef-driven menu and industrial feel, CRG invites guests to engage in restaurant dining like never before.

CRG restaurants are part of the fabric of communities.  Visit to see all of our locations, make reservations, or to explore private dining opportunities. To learn more about career opportunities, visit

About Huse Culinary

Huse Culinary is an upscale restaurant and retail food group based in Indianapolis. They currently own and operate seven restaurants and five restaurant brands, including the iconic St. Elmo Steak House, 1933 Lounge by St. Elmo, Harry & Izzy’s and The HC Tavern + Kitchen. Since 1902, Huse Culinary’s flagship restaurant St. Elmo Steak House has offered guests perfectly aged steaks, tender pork chops, superb guest service and its world-famous St. Elmo Shrimp Cocktail®. For many first-time, unsuspecting guests who order the notorious sinus-clearing dish, the “head rush” of horseradish is an unforgettable experience. Additionally, St. Elmo Foods offers retail sauces and condiments sold online and at major retailers throughout the U.S.