My wife and I have been in the restaurant business our entire lives.
We met while working at a Sambo's restaurant in 1968. I know a blessing when I find it so I asked Barbara to marry me in December of 1968.
A few months after starting my career I was in Sambo's management program learning the restaurant business. In 1979 I left Sambo's and went to work as a general manager for Kings Table Buffet and within 6 months I was promoted to the district manager in charge of 6 locations. I remained with Kings Table until 1986 when Barbara and I decided it was time to start our own restaurant. We opened a full service restaurant and later added a convenience store.
In 1997 we decided to move to Portland Oregon to be closer to our son Shannon who is a graduate of the Western Culinary Arts School. Shannon is a key part of our current and future plans and has been our "hands on" chef from the beginning. Shortly after moving to Portland we opened our very first Biscuits Cafe in Oregon City.
As I'm sure you can tell, restaurants have been a big part of our lives from the very beginning.
1998 – Biscuits Café opens in Oregon City
2001 – Biscuits Café opens in Beaverton
2002 – Biscuits Café opens in Orchards ( Vancouver Washington)
2004 - Biscuits Café opens in Portland
2005 – Biscuits Café opens second Beaverton location across from Nike Headquarters
2006 – Biscuits Café relocates and expands Oregon City location
2006 – Biscuits Café opens Grapevine Texas ( Dallas suburb)
2007 - Biscuits Café opens Clackamas Oregon location and NW21st location
2008 - Biscuits Café opens Canby Oregon location
2009 - Biscuits Café opens Lake Oswego location
2009 - Biscuits Café opens Tigard location
2009 - Biscuits Café opens Gresham location
2009 - Biscuits Café opens West Linn location
2010 - Biscuits Café opens Scholls Ferry location
2011 - Biscuits Café opens Bethany location
2011 - Biscuits Café opens Salmon Creek location
2011 - Biscuits Café opens Wilsonville location