50-Year-Old Tony's Owes Its Success To Owner's Exacting Standards

Dec 16, 2015 424

The restaurant industry is known for grueling work, long hours standing and heavy competition. Imagine not only staying in this industry for more than 50 years, but doing it at such a high level that your restaurant is still regarded as one of the finest in Houston. That is exactly what Tony Vallone has accomplished with his namesake establishment, Tony's.

Every sitting president since Johnson has dined there. There's no telling which celebrity, high-powered businessman or politician is going to walk in, so Vallone and his staff always have to be prepared to meet — and, ideally, exceed — their expectations. Some people start restaurants and decide the ultimate goal is to get to the point where they never have to set foot in the kitchen.

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Source: http://www.houstonpress.com/

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