The Families

The current operators of Musso and Frank are the descendants of earlier owners from the 1920’s. Frank Toulet and his family opened the restaurant, Frank’s Cafe in 1919. Later the name changed to Musso-Frank Grill. In 1927, John Mosso and Joseph Carissimi purchased the restaurant. When John Mosso died in 1974, his daughter, Rose, and Joseph Carissimi’s daughter-in-law, Edith, ran the restaurant.

Years later, in 2009, the Carissimi family sold their interest to the descendants of  John Mosso. Today, John Mosso’s great-grandsons, Mark Echeverria and Jordan Jones are proprietors, while Mark is restaurant manager. Their families are passionately involved in maintaining the Hollywood institution known around the world as Musso and Frank.

One Response to “The Families”

  1. Charlie Barrett Says:

    I wish you continued success and popularity as Musso & Frank marks another milestone in its history with its 92nd birthday. I have enjoyed M&F since my days coming east from New York in 1969 to work in Hollywood as a publicist at Capitol Records, then as a writer & editor at The Hollywod Reporter then located at 6715 Sunset and later NBC where I served as the publicist for Mr. Johnny Carson and “The Tonight Show” in the 1980s and 90s. I did so many, many media interviews with celebrities at Musso’s…and it was my mother Marjorie’s favorite Hollywood restaurant too.

    Charlie Barrett
    The Barrett Company Communications
    Los Angeles

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