Just over 10 years ago, owner David Harris purchased Amedeo's. At the time, it was a struggling 40-year-old business with antiquated operations and was on the verge of closing forever. David was able to use his many years in the restaurant industry to revitalize menus and kitchen operations and more than doubled sales over the years. Now, Amedeo's Italian Restaurant is a booming Italian spot known for its traditional Italian menu, great food and awesome service. Majority owners David and his wife Virginia own the restaurant along with Rodney Byrd and Amedeo's daughter Jill and her husband Dave Parker.
More About the Owner
North Carolina native David Harris grew up in Fayetteville and attended Pine Forest High School. After high school, David attended Western Carolina before transferring to East Carolina University. He graduated from ECU with a major in Industrial Technology with Business and Military Science minors. He graduated Army ROTC commissioned 2nd Lieutenant.
After his graduation, David managed Steak and Ale and was one of the youngest General Managers of a top 10 restaurant. He then managed multiple T.G.I. Friday's locations and lead a new store opening in Naples, FL. After a successful opening, he then did the same for a store opening for Outback Steakhouse in Charleston, SC.
After opening multiple store locations, he became the general manager of Kanki Steakhouses, a local chain of successful hibachi-style restaurants in NC.
His first personal ownership came after he became the Owner/ Operator of Remington Grill along with business partner Rodney Byrd. He was able to develop the restaurant concept and opened 10 licensed stores under the Remington Grill name. It was during his time developing the Remington Grill brand that he was able to purchase Amedeo's Italian Restaurant, and 10 years later (2018), Sammy's Tap and Grill. He is now the main Owner/ Operator for the two restaurants.