OMG stands for O’Donoghue + Mikles = Great Times. Coined by a then 8 year old O’Donoghue in 2015, the name stuck. Two families with complementary backgrounds but a singular focus: To create unique dining experiences that attract and retain loyal fans-be they guests or employees.
Our polished casual concepts combine quality food and beverage, friendly atmosphere and live music to create impactful members of the community.
There are currently three unique locations in Delaware and Pennsylvania, ranging in size from 180 seats to over 370. Each location has a mix of indoor and outdoor seating, multiple bars and a music stage. Each location has earned multiple awards, including Best New Restaurant. Since 2015, OMG Holdings restaurants have earned over 30 awards.
Jim O'Donoghue spent fourteen years working in the restaurant business before moving his career to the corporate world. Experience in the restaurant industry includes running corporate, large volume, and smaller restaurants focused on fine dining and experience. Operational experience includes managing front- and back-of-the-house operations. As part of the Waterfront restaurant in Dewey Beach, Delaware, Jim designed and implemented one of the first touchscreen POS systems for the high volume restaurant/bar that also tied together inventory management, specials implementation, and employee incentives. The Waterfront restaurant won many awards at the time including Best Beach BBQ, Best Bar Atmosphere, Best Specials, and Best Frozen Brink (The Dewey Devil). The system has been implemented across numerous establishments.
Jim made a career change to financial services and has focused his efforts on leadership, marketing, and process development. Jim has been recognized with numerous industry awards, with two of these being for innovative product launches in a very competitive industry.
Jim is an active community leader working with many local charities, notably helping to launch Best Buddies Delaware as acting Chairman of the Advisory Board.
Lee Mikles is a successful entrepreneur, creating and growing two regional companies, Insight Interactive Group and The Archer Group. Through a focus on regional branding and repeatable processes, these companies have long track records of profitable success, creating over 100 regional jobs and winning many awards. His most recent start-up, the Archer Group, has twice been recognized as one of the state’s top workplaces by the News Journal and earned the Delaware State Chamber’s Small Business of the Year award.
Lee is also a strong community builder leading the creation of Wilmington’s Lower Market Design District (AKA LOMA), designed to build a creative community and attract members of the “creative class” to work, live, and play in the area.