Christopher J Artinian

Having Words With: Christopher J. Artinian

Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill president and CEO talks growth

Christopher J. Artinian says he’s learned what makes Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill tick since becoming president and chief executive nearly a year ago.

The former Morton’s, the Steakhouse CEO has tweaked the menu, focusing on good food at a good price, and amped up the atmosphere of the Orlando, Fla.-based casual-dining concept. Now, the 66-unit chain is ready for cautious expansion, he said.

Smokey Bones has been down this road before. It was created

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