brendan_verticalWhen Brendan Kearney says he grew up in the restaurant industry, he is not exaggerating. His father has been a general manager for the Winking Lizard for many years, which got Kearney interested in restaurants when he was 14.
“I worked at three Winking Lizards throughout high school,” Kearney says. “At Ohio University, I opened Broney’s Alumni Grille as the general manager. I ran operations and bartended while I paid my way through school.” After college, Kearney returned to Cleveland and became general manager for Cleveland Restaurant Group. He eventually struck up a business relationship and friendship with local restaurateur Fabio Salerno…

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