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Keeping It All In The Family

  • The Restaurant Brokers discuss Family owned restaurants!
  • All in the family with the Restaurant Brokers
  • Restaurant Reality: Family operated businesses

The restaurant brokers are talking to operators that grew up and took over the family owned business. How does ownership pass from generation to generation? What are the struggles and what are the benefits of coming up through the ranks

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Christopher Mullins Jr
Christopher Mullins Jr
McGillins Olde Ale House is Philadelphias oldest continuously operating taverns and one of the oldest in the country. It was opened in 1860 – the year Lincoln was elected – as Bell in Hand Tavern. But everyone called it McGillin’s – after Pa & Ma McGillin, who ran the tavern & raised their 13 children upstairs. After Pa died (1901), Ma ran it with an iron-hand and even survived prohibition. Their daughter, Mercedes (who grew up upstairs) sold the bar to Joe Sepaniak & Henry Spaniak (brothers who spelled their names differently) in 1958. Henrys daughter (Joes niece), Mary Ellen Mullins and her husband (Chris Mullins Sr) took over in 1993 and their son (Henrys grandson), Christopher Mullins, Jr. is now taking over the reins.  Christopher graduated from the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration and honed his skills at Philadelphia’s esteemed Union League before becoming the third generation of his family to join the business.
  • 215-735-5562 Phone
  • mcgillins@aol.com Email
  • www.mcgillins.com Website
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Anthony Spinato
Anthony Spinato
Anthony was born and raised in Phoenix by his loving family in their pizza business. As he grew and learned the business, he found that his family’s business was his passion. He has since taken over day-to-day operations of his family’s chain of pizzerias. He has overseen tremendous growth in revenue and expansion into new locations. He is married and has two children.
  • 602-703-2690 Phone
  • anthony@spinatospizza.com Email
  • www.spinatospizzria.com Website
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Gregory Woloszczuk
Gregory Woloszczuk
Gregpry Woloszczuk spent over 20 years working for fortune 500 high tech companies such as NetApp & EMC in a variety of technology, sales, and marketing leadership roles.  He transitioned into restaurant ownership and has grown his business to 3 locations during the past 8 years. In the middle of that growth, his company also took on the additional responsibility as the exclusive North Carolina Area Developer for the franchisor  (2010-Jan 2013), Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants, Inc.  As Area Developers, his company helped 9 other locations open and provided the ongoing operational support to them.  This resulted in a total of 12 locations by the start of 2013 with more in the pipeline.  Gregory’s experience can be summarized with a proven track record of growing business segments in high tech companies and as an independent business leader during all types of economies while seeing competitors lose market share or cease operation.
  • 919-260-9213 Phone
  • gregory@gmwcarolina.com Email
  • gmwcarolina.com Website
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