Food & Drink International - Spring 2017 Volume 1 - 48
Prawnbroker Restaurant Group
>> Prawnbroker Restaurant Group is dedicated to keeping its customers satisfied and ensuring its customers feel at home at all of its concepts.
As a multi-concept seafood restaurant group, Prawnbroker focuses on its
existing locations and trains employees to maintain its success. By Bianca Herron
n 1978, The Timbers - now The Timbers Restaurant & Fish Market - on San-
ibel Island in Florida became the first restaurant to open under what is now
The Prawnbroker Restaurant Group. The success of The Timbers led Matt
Asen, brothers Kipp and Jim Foster, as well as brothers Michael and Jim
Schilling, to open nine other fresh seafood restaurants they now operate on Florida's southeast and southwest coasts: The Black Marlin, Shrimpers Grill & Raw
Bar, The Prawnbroker Grill, Palm City Grill, The Magic
Oyster Bar & Seafood Grill, University Grill, The PrawnPrawnbroker
broker Restaurant & Fish Market, Matzaluna the Italian
Kitchen and The Sanibel Grill.
HQ: Fort Myers, Fla.
"I started working with the company in 1978," ExecMatt Asen, executive fishmonger: "When we find a good group
utive Fishmonger Matt Asen says. "My partners and me
of people, we make sure that we
all have our own strengths and we manage to get along
keep them and we do that by
treating them properly."
despite our differences because we appreciate and take
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advantage of each other's strengths.
It benefits the restaurants because we
make a good team and make the best
effort so that we are successful."
The Timbers Restaurant & Fish Market recently celebrated its 38th anniversary. Prawnbroker Restaurant
Group's long-lived success differs
greatly from that of its competitors.
Most of its nine other restaurants are
at least 20 years old.
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