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Red Lobster’s Navigator News – Book Shares History of the Red Lobster Brand
Charley Woodsby Speaks at the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show
Charley Woodsby Headlines the Ocala/Marion County Chamber & Economic Partnership’s Global Entrepreneurship Week
Woodsby Family & Talk of the Town Restaurant Group Receives Kids Beating Cancer’s Healing Heroes Award
Food for the Body and for the Soul – A Red Lobster Story
Butler Chain Living – Meet the Woodsby’s
FR&L Magazine – Path to Power
The history of Talk of the Town Restaurant Group and their partnership with Special Olympics Florida.
Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association Honors Charley Woodsby with the 2006 Lifetime Achievement Award.
“Mr. Woodsby’s love for the restaurant business has continued and today his namesake restaurant, Charley’s Steakhouse, is ranked among the best steakhouses in America.”
- FLORIDA GOVERNOR 1999–2007, IN A PERSONAL LETTER RECOGNIZING CHARLEY WOODSBY FOR A LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD FROM THE FLORIDA RESTAURANT AND LODGING ASSOCIATION, SEPTEMBER 9, 2006
What I have most admired about Charley is his attention to detail and his demand for excellence. You can walk into any of his restaurants and immediately know it’s one of his. They look and behave exactly as you would want a restaurant to. Like him, they are dignified and understated, but have a wealth of substance. Success did not befall him; he earned it.”
- CHAIRMAN, MEARS TRANSPORTATION GROUP
“Charley has been a mentor to me for the past thirty years. His guidance, both professionally and personally, has been invaluable to me and my career. In my opinion, Charley’s key to success has been that first he treats everyone with respect and second he sees everyone as a member of his extended family. His longevity in the restaurant business is an inspiration and a testament to his magnitude in the industry.”
- CFO, TALK OF THE TOWN RESTAURANTS INC.
“At some point in every conversation with Charley, I think to myself, ‘I cannot believe I am talking to a man who helped shape the way we dine out.’ Charley is an inspiration to me not only professionally but personally. It is an honor to learn from a true industry pioneer.”
- SENIOR OPERATING PARTNER, TALK OF THE TOWN RESTAURANTS INC.
“To be a great restaurant you need talent from the kitchen to the front of the house and certainly Charley exceeds all those achievements!”
CHEF BURT CUTINO
- CEC, AAC, HOF, HBOT, COFOUNDER OF SARDINE FACTORY RESTAURANT AND PAST CHAIR OF AMERICAN ACADEMY OF CHEFS, 1995-1999
“All that I had done before and the years since, nothing has excited me more than the time working with Charley Woodsby, Bill Darden, Wally Buckley and the dozens of others that contributed to the phenomenon in the early ‘70s.”
WILLIAM MACK MILLER
- EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR WHO STARTED THE ARCHITECTURAL AND GENERAL CONTRACTOR DIVISION AND HANDLED THE RAPID EXPANSION
“Charley Woodsby is a true AMERICAN entrepreneur of the restaurant business which represents one of the hardest industries to be successful. Many of his innovations have changed how restaurants operate. Blessed with an inquisitive mind and huge creative talent, Woodsby is a case study of success.”
-PUBLISHED AND EDITOR,NATION’S RESTAURANT NEWS EMERITUS
“I just finished your wonderful book. Congratulations on such a fascinating and well written story. I could barely put it down. Can’t wait to try some of the recipes!
Bill and Gail Taber
“I hope you believe in the saying “better late than never,” I’ve been meaning to write and tell Charley how much Bill and I enjoyed his talk. It was wonderful, and he did an outstanding job. Very low-key. Anyway, I loved the fact that he is thankful every day for being born in America. I feel that way, too. Thank you again.”
“Edwin and I so very much enjoyed your talk at the Red Lobster dinner. Your story is so terrific and so much the American way!!! We really appreciate your sharing it with us, not to mention all you have done for HFCC. We are also enjoying your book!”
Julia and Edwin Hussey