Editor's Note: A previous version of this story was updated to correctly attribute a quote to Mark Paul. Restaurant chains come and go, but Steak and Ale holds a special place in the careers of many in the foodservice industry. The first Steak and Ale restaurant opened in Dallas in 1966. Its founder, Norman Brinker, who died in 2009, is credited with popularizing the casual-dining segment with the brand, as well as with Bennigan’s. The last Steak and Ale unit closed in 2008, ...
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