Horizon Hospitality

Locally owned Horizon Hospitality announced that they are the new owners of the iconic Macayo’s restaurants having purchased them from Kind Hospitality. The restaurants were purchased by Kind in 2019 and since then they opened eight new locations, remodeled five locations and built two locations in Litchfield Park and Queen Creek, the first new builds in 20 years. They also tripled their workforce going from approximately 200 to more than 600 employees. The Mesa Gateway Airport location, their first airport location was not included in the sale. Under the new ownership Horizon is committed to keeping all the employees, maintaining the menu & brand and expanding into Colorado.

“It has been five years since the torch of culinary tradition was passed from the family of Woody Johnson to Kind Hospitality. Now, we are thrilled to pass the torch to another family-owned restaurant group, Horizon Hospitality, led by Lucas Farnham,” said Nava Singam, owner and CEO of Kind Hospitality. “It has been an honor to build the brand over the past five years and we believe the continued growth and success of Macayo’s is in the best of hands with Horizon Hospitality. We want to extend a heartfelt thank you to our amazing team, loyal guests and the communities that have helped Macayo’s thrive and continue to be an Arizona tradition. We are excited for the future of Macayo’s and can’t wait to share it with our neighboring states.”

Who is Horizon Hospitality?

The family owned and operated Horizon Hospitality was founded in 2011 and is the franchisee of Black Bear Diner in Colorado and has been named “Outstanding Franchisee” several times. They’ve previously been the Smashburger franchisee in Colorado and Mici Italian in Arizona. “We are excited to be part of the Macayo’s history, and are looking forward to nurturing the brand to greater heights, and can’t wait to have our Horizon Hospitality team share this great brand with residents in the Colorado market,” said Lucas Farnham, owner of Horizon Hospitality.

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