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Martinez is the creator of what is arguably the 20th century’s most epochal invention—the frozen margarita machine—and, at the age of 73, the Dallas restaurateur is an indisputable authority on the cocktail in the salt-rimmed glass.
Nowadays, Algren would see restaurateurs with a concept chasing drinkers with debit cards.
Duck Duck Goose, the French brasserie by restaurateur Ashish Alfred, will open in Fells Point on June 22.
From the Ground Up and associate professor of urban planning at Columbia University; food writers Soleil Ho and Todd Kliman; and chef and restaurateur Preeti Mistry.
Purchased on impulse by ex-London couple restaurateur Catherine Butler and designer Ahmed Sidki in the early 2000’s, At the Chapel has evolved into the town’s hub.
Chef Todd Richards grew up in Chicago before heading to Atlanta and considerable success as a chef and restaurateur.
Shake Shack was started by New York restaurateur Danny Meyer as a small hot dog cart in 2001 and eventually moved into a small concession building in Manhattan's Madison Park in 2004.
Zuccaro, a musician turned restaurateur, purchased the Green Room in 2004 after seeing success with his Grosse Pointe restaurant Lunchbox Deli on Mack Avenue.
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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.
RESTAURATEUR Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of restaurateur for English Language Learners
: a person who owns or manages a restaurant
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