In 1964, a young Phoenix couple became the unlikely owners of what would become a highly successful restaurant concept. Manuel and Alice Salazer had no background in operating an eatery; Manuel worked in construction and Alice was a housewife.
Macayo’s Mexican Kitchen opened on Central Avenue in Phoenix in 1952. Through the vision of owners Woody and Victoria Johnson, Macayo’s quickly became an Arizona tradition, serving authentic, Mexican-style comfort food.
British businesswoman Jo Gemmill opened the English Rose Team Room in Carefree 12 years ago to provide Afternoon Tea to discerning tea lovers. Since then, the business has grown substantially and has become a destination for local residents and visitors.
Wildflower Bread Company opened in 1996 as a single location in Scottsdale; in 2012, a dozen were in operation. By October, guests will enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner at 14 locations around Arizona.