Tony Tanner / Founder of Tony Tanner Enterprises, Managing Member of CLEAVER
Born and raised in Central Ohio, Tony Tanner is the founder of Tony Tanner Enterprises (TTE) which is the holding company for The Butcher & Grocer and TB&G Meats. Tony is also the Managing Member of CLEAVER, a full service restaurant in Grandview Heights.
For most of his career, Tony worked in government and politics. It wasn’t until he learned about the health benefits of properly raised animals did he decide to take action and open his own butcher shop.
The Butcher & Grocer opened its doors on July 5, 2016, with the specific mission to bring the highest quality beef, lamb, pork and chicken to Central Ohio. This mission would be impossible without the farmers who have made it their life work to raise their animals antibiotic and hormone free, non-GMO fed and pastured on their Ohio farms.
In August of 2020, Tony opened CLEAVER with his business partner. The restaurant is the only restaurant in Central Ohio specializing in meat which comes from Ohio famers – all farmers that are known personally.
In March 2021, Tony began operations of TB&G Meats, the wholesale division of TTE. The state-of-the-art facility has allowed all entities within TTE, as well as other restaurants, to have access to the freshest proteins in Central Ohio. The fully state licensed facility has put TTE in a growth position due to new product introductions and efficiencies.
Future expansions include The Butcher & Grocer East Market (East Columbus) scheduled to open in late November and The Butcher & Grocer at Shawnee Station (Shawnee Hills) scheduled for third quarter 2022.
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