Thu, 21 September 2023
Yianni Karapanagiotis is the Founder of Kara Restaurant Group. Yianni opened his first restaurant in 2002. Before that, he learned systems, processes, and procedures from working at T.G.I. Friday's. He opened his first restaurant in Cape May, NJ and ten years later, he opened his second. Today, there are 14 restaurants under the Kara Restaurant Group umbrella.
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