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CRO, Consolidated Restaurant Operations, VP of Marketing, Bill Watson

CONSOLIDATEDRESTAURANTS “Deadline:Wine List” An Interview with Bill WatsonCRO, VP of Marketing By Lisa Gmur, CSW raise a glass CRO, Consolidated Restaurant Operations, is ranked among the largest private companies. Its brands include everything from the upscale III Forks to Authentic Mexican Food at Cantina Laredo to its neighborhood steakhouses, Silver Fox. CRO was founded in […]

Cinépolis, Bar & Beverage Specialist, Katie Livezey-Buckholt

“Reel to Real” An Interview with Katie Livezey-BuckholtCinépolis, National Beverage Manager  By Lisa Gmur, CSW raise a glass Cinépolis is a Mexican and international movie theater chain with 854 theatres worldwide and 29 in the United States. Its name means “City of Cinema” and its slogan is “La Capital del Cine “which translates to “the […]

Landry’s, Divisional Vice President of Wine & Spirits, Tylor Field III

Tylor Field IIIDivisional Vice President of Wine & SpiritsLandry’s Interview By Lisa Gmur, CSW The first Landry’s restaurant, Landry’s Seafood Restaurant, opened its doors in Katy, Texas back in 1980. The second restaurant was Willie G’s Seafood & Steaks which opened up in nearby Houston, a year later. One of the two who partnered up […]

Hyatt Lifestyle Hotels, National Director of Bars, Miranda Breedlove

Miranda BreedloveNational Director of BarsHyatt Lifestyle Hotels Miranda BreedloveNational Director of BarsHyatt Lifestyle Hotels Divison Interview By Lisa Gmur, CSW Hyatt has come a long way since 1957, when Entrepreneur Jay Pritzker purchased the Hyatt House motel near Los Angeles International Airport. In 1969 Hyatt began expanding internationally and over the years since, has grown […]

Josh Barone, SSP America’s Vice President, Commercial

  SSP America, Vice President of Commercial, Josh Barone SSP America brands themselves as “The Food Travel Experts.” They believe every airport has a culinary story to tell of the cities they serve. So, what they do, is team up with a city’s restaurant leaders and bring these authentic local flavors to life at airports. […]

The Original Cool, The Palm

The reputation of the Steakhouse as a whole is one that has always leaned a little older, more establishment and of a certain status. Typically, a place of celebration, whether it’s a graduation, a birthday, anniversary or work party. Prime steak has often been thought of as a luxury item and a steakhouse a status […]