Crispy Edge is Tower Grove’s newest culinary addition, featuring global pot stickers and grabbing the attention of local foodies everywhere. For the past few months the restaurant has been catering to private parties and events but has just announced its Grand Opening date. Running the show is Crispy Edge’s pivotal new hire, Jesse Stuart, as the Director of Operations.

Crispy Edge is a brand-new restaurant in the Tower Grove neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri that will feature “global pot stickers.” Owned and operated by St. Louis entrepreneur, David Dresner, this restaurant is located at 4168 Juniata Street. The space provides an intimate and inviting landscape to enjoy flavors from around the world in a delicious, handheld treat with a perfectly crispy edge.

The pot sticker restaurant will officially open to the public on Friday, April 6, 2018, with open hours from 4:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.  A Grand Opening party will take place at Crispy Edge’s restaurant space, which also houses a manufacturing facility to create and distribute their global pot stickers on the wholesale side.

The restaurant has named Jesse Stuart as its Director of Operations.

Stuart’s goals for the highly anticipated restaurant are to create a sustainable and efficient single restaurant that the team can duplicate into multiple locations while simultaneously growing the wholesale of Crispy Edge Pot stickers nationwide.

When asked why Crispy Edge will succeed, Stuart did not hesitate in sharing, “It has a historically proven product with a relevant twist. Everything I have seen David put his heart into, has succeeded. He has already started building an amazing team for this project which Dave knows is a key piece into making a business successful.”

Stuart’s long-term plans for Crispy Edge include growing the restaurant into multiple locations in other states and wholesaling its products nationwide.

Stuart is a St. Louis native, born and bred. He attended St. Pius X High School in Festus, Missouri then Missouri State University where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management. His experience includes many hotels and restaurants, such as the Four Seasons-St. Louis, Chase Park Plaza, and Big Cedar Lodge in Branson. He first met David Dresner, owner of Crispy Edge, during David’s initial business venture, Sleeve a Message.

David Dresner is a local serial entrepreneur. He is a graduate of Washington University’s Olin Business School, a St. Louis Business Journal “30 Under 30” recipient, and a 2017 finalist for Ernst & Young’s “Entrepreneur of the Year” Award. M