We love design. We love food. And we have a lot of fun combining those two things. Our clients come to us for our experience, and stick around because we make the process creative and enjoyable.

OHR was founded by Kitty Carlson in 2010, and includes designer Jill Thomas, and a broad network of design, construction, and consulting professionals in the restaurant industry.  

Kitty Carlson

Kitty Carlson has enjoyed over 24 years in the restaurant design and construction industry. Her vast experience spans disciplines ranging from ground-up design and development for new concepts, to store and franchise planning for large, international restaurant groups.

Kitty has been privileged to work with Potbelly Sandwich Shop, Meatheads Burgers & Fries, Dunkin Donuts, Freshii, Falafill, and many more fast-casual concepts. Her breadth of experience and client roster, paired with a passion for thoughtful design, smart planning, and beautiful food make OHR an unparalleled choice for restaurant design and development. 


Jill Thomas

Jill Thomas has over 10 years of experience in retail and restaurant design, and her experience has included everything from retail rollouts, to restaurant merchandising and menu development, to furniture and lighting selection. This unique experience, and her intuitive design sensibility make her an ideal team member and idea-person for the restaurant concepts she works with. 

Jill's background includes design, marketing, and development work for such clients as Potbelly Sandwich Shop, Falafill, Skinnysweet Frozen Yogurt, Dunkin Donuts, Freshii, as well as retail clients Limited Brands and The Gap.