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A Legend in the Dining Industry
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TitleA Legend in the Dining Industry
AbstractThe Gilbert/Robinson restaurant company hasn't existed since the mid-1990s, but a reunion of employees is to be held April 28, 2007, in Overland Park. The restaurants associated with Gilbert/Robinson in its heyday included: Houlihan's, Fred P. Ott's, Annie's Santa Fe, Bristol Bar & Grill, and Plaza III The Steakhouse. The founders include Bill Gilbert, Paul Robinson, and the late Joe Gilbert. In the 1960s, the owners "quickly tapped into an underserved market between fast food and haute cuisine, opening a variety of concepts in the midprice range...." At one point they had 170 restaurants across the country with sales of $300 million. The company changed its name to Houlihan's in 1995. Article includes a timeline of company highlights as well as a column of featured people who launched their careers with Gilbert/Robinson.
AuthorJoyce Smith
DateApril 24, 2007
SourceThe Kansas City Star
LocationVertical File: Restaurants
Restaurant workers
Local SubjectGilbert/Robinson Restaurants
Gilbert, Joseph W., Sr.
Gilbert, Bill
Robinson, Paul
Bristol Bar and Grill
Plaza III Restaurant
Item TypeNewspaper Article
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Item ID217092
CONTENTdm number33466
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