DeShantz closing in on opening dates for next two restaurants

DeShantz closing in on opening dates for next two restaurants

When it comes to new restaurant plans by Richard DeShantz and company, the analogy of a full plate can seem unavoidable. (Pittsburgh Business Times)

PITTSBURGH — When it comes to new restaurant plans by Richard DeShantz and company, the analogy of a full plate can seem unavoidable.

Such was the case a little more than two years ago, when DeShantz and his Richard DeShantz Restaurant Group were chasing four different new restaurant opportunities in overlapping time frames.

They all offered a combination of good deals, a chance to try something new, and in the case of Fish Nor Fowl on Penn Avenue in Garfield, the first chance to own the building in which DeShantz operated a restaurant. But it has also taken time to open four new places that more than double the operations of DeShantz, best known for the busy and acclaimed downtown restaurants Meat & Potatoes, Butcher and the Rye, Pork & Beans and Tako.

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