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The Faces of Sarasota’s Growing Service Industry

Redefining hospitality through innovative thinking.

Presented by Above the Bar Hospitality Group May 16, 2019

Chris Brown and Mike Granthon, along with their operating partners, Peter Geannopulos, Ed Arsenault and Brian Duarte and their “Above the Bar Hospitality Group,” offer something for everyone—from a sports pub to fine dining steaks and seafood to live music venues.

Brown and Granthon adopted the “Servant Leadership” approach by empowering their family of employees to go above and beyond for their guests as well as their fellow employees. This philosophy has created loyal and supportive employees as the pulse of their businesses— setting them apart from other restaurants, so much so that an overwhelming majority of their employees have been with the company for many years. Their commitment to empower their employees while encouraging them to treat their customers as guests is a main priority.

Precise locations, excellent service, stellar employees and always looking for ways to serve the guests is a winning combination in their establishments. “Above the Bar” is setting the benchmark for the industry’s focus on service. When a company employs over 200 employees thinking about their guests’ best interest, powerful things happen! Join them for an outstanding experience. 

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Mad Moes Sports Pub and Grill
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The Summer House Steak and Seafood
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