Monkey King is located in the Gaslamp Quarter and pays homage to the original Monkey King establishment, an illegal lottery house that existed in the 1800s in the same location. Photo courtesy of GBOD Hospitality Group

Monkey King is located in the Gaslamp Quarter and pays homage to the original Monkey King establishment, an illegal lottery house that existed in the 1800s in the same location. Photo courtesy of GBOD Hospitality Group

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Raymond Davoudi

GBOD HOSPITALITY GROUP

Founder: Raymond Davoudi

Revenue: $16 million in 2018

No. of Employees: 250

Headquarters: Gaslamp Quarter

Year Founded: 2012

Company Description: A San Diego-based hospitality group that owns and manages seven restaurants, offering a variety of food choices, and a printing shop in the county.

Although Raymond Davoudi, founder of GBOD Hospitality Group, grew up in the food service business, he learned the hard way that familiarity doesn’t necessarily breed success...

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