Dr. Nirav Patel is a seasoned multi-concept restaurant developer and operator. He is currently operating partner of Tapmasters,LLC. In addition, Dr. Patel owns and operates two restaurants in Hudson County, New Jersey, the Tilted Kilt in Jersey City and Hoboken. He recently opened a third Tilted Kilt in Hamilton, NJ and the first Counter Burger in New Jersey, located in Clifton. Furthermore, Dr. Patel is in the midst of opening two original concept restaurants in Hudson County and another restaurant in New Brunswick, NJ

Recently, Dr. Patel and his partners acquired the development rights to World Of Beer, an upscale sports bar franchise, for 20+ Units in the New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, and Maryland markets. Their flagship location recently opened in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

In addition to his restaurant holdings, Dr. Patel is a part owner in ClubBarks, a dog daycare business based in Jersey City, New Jersey.

Prior to moving into the restaurant business, Dr. Patel worked for his family's multi-million dollar pharmaceutical manufacturing enterprise. Dr. Patel holds a Doctorate of Pharmacy Degree from Rutgers University and Lebanese American University.


"It is very humbling to help support this wonderful charity in honor of Cristian Rivera. I have not known Gungie for too long, but he has made a huge impact on me, recruiting me to his cause.  My family is very dear to me, and I could not imagine losing a cherished member, especially a child, to such a rare form of cancer. I hope that my involvement with the Cristian Rivera Foundation will create new opportunities for breakthroughs in all research for Pontine Glioma brain stem tumor, so that we may prevent losing more bright, young people to the disease."