Mario Daniele has built a name for himself in the food business in Rochester, NY. His brand, centered around the concept that you are his "special guest" has resonated with the public for many years. Mario will share with us how he came to be such a successful restaurateur and how it wasn't easy. In fact, he'll even tell us a funny trick he used to use to sell pizzas when he first opened Mario's on East Avenue.
Anthony Daniele, Mario's son, has taken the reigns of the family business in many ways (along with his brother) and expanded it far beyond just the food business. But make no mistakes, Mario's heart remains with the food. Anthony will tell us about his first memories of being around the restaurant with his dad and how they grew the brand.
Finally, we'll get some answers to tough questions surrounding the Whole Foods project in Brighton, and put Anthony on the spot with a yes/no question - is it actually going to happen?