Anthem was inspired by two Texans — Anthony Hitchcock, an Austin-native, and Tony Gentile, a Houston-native (but we love him anyway). Anthony and Tony met in college while working at the same specialty market. They quickly discovered they were both foodies before that word was even a thing, so they joined forces and embarked on a 16-year food odyssey. Together they merged their expertise with Flagship Restaurant Group and developed multiple restaurant concepts in the Midwest.
Their newest and most personal concept, Anthem, was born out of Anthony’s desire to highlight the diversity and range of food from his childhood. He considers himself lucky to have grown up in Austin, surrounded by so many cultures and so much variety. Together, he and Tony created a menu to celebrate the food and people that nourished him along the way.