Longtime Italian Restaurant Sold to Waffle House Executive
March 14, 2017| Neil Gordon
Giuseppe’s, a longtime favorite of Italian food lovers is under new ownership. The Gentile family owned the restaurant for nearly 25 years and sold it to Carl Lenderman, a former Senior Vice President of Waffle House– in charge of 150 stores at one time.
“I retired in 2005 and thought I’d better do something,” joked Lenderman.
Lenderman said the name, recipes, menu and location will all stay the same except customers may eventually enjoy more of their pasta and pizza.
“We may open another day or two each week. If it happens, it will be summertime,” added Lenderman.
Currently, Giuseppe’s is open Tuesday-Saturday on Wheeler Road and has offered it’s lunch buffet for years.
Nick Gentile, the former General Manager of Giuseppe’s is staying on at least another month to help with the operational transition and is training a long-time employee to take over as GM.
Joe and Donna Gentile are retiring and will have more time for family and real estate activities.