Definition of restaurateur
: the operator or proprietor of a restaurant
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The Detroit stop will include performances by Bob Dylan, Jason Isbell, Sheryl Crow, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real and Particle Kid, along with offerings from local restaurateurs, craft breweries and artisans.
Mad Taco 404 Jane St, College Station, TX 77840 This review of Mad Taco originally appeared Aug. 31, 2015 A restaurateur has to be stupid or great to open a taco shop across the street from Fuego.
Anthony Marullo, a local restaurateur who opened the store through a CC's Coffee House license with his wife Nicole Marullo, couldn't immediately be reached for comment.
Vigdor said that restaurateurs in Seattle — along with other employers — responded to the minimum wage by hiring more skilled and experienced workers, who might be able to produce more revenue for their firms in the same amount of time.
Boise restaurateur Nick West reinstalled the famous fowl atop the Capri Restaurant, 2520 W. Fairview Ave.
The company also launched the careers of many nationally known industry executives as well as local restaurateurs.
The decline in traffic, along with rising labor costs, has forced restaurateurs to raise their prices to pay the rent.
Nectarines with anchovies Serves 6-8 as an appetizer This bite-size tapa is adapted from one of chef-restaurateur José Andres’s favorite salads.
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restaurateur Has French Roots
Restaurateur and restaurant were borrowed directly from related French words, and both ultimately derive from the Latin word restaurare ("to restore"). Restaurateur is the older of the two; our earliest evidence dates it to 1793. Restaurant is only slightly newer; it dates to 1806. Of the two words, restaurant is of course significantly more common—a fact that may have influenced the development of the variant spelling restauranteur for restaurateur. Restauranteur first appeared a mere 44 years after restaurateur, but it is considered by many to be an error. It is, however, a standard variant, albeit one that continues to be used less frequently than restaurateur.
Origin and Etymology of restaurateur
French restaurateur, from Late Latin restaurator restorer, from Latin restaurare
First Known Use: 1796See Words from the same year
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: a person who owns or manages a restaurant
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