25 years ago today, Augie’s opened its doors in Larchmont, NY. You know the expression – young and stupid – well, that truly applied to us. Like most businesses, we should’ve been out of business 100 times, but we persisted through it all. 11 years ago, we moved up to the Saratoga area and beautiful Ballston Spa and we have continued to learn and become the restaurant that I envisioned 25 years ago.
25 years is a long time!
Through the years, we’ve seen so much happen from good times to sad times, meeting new friends and losing some, but I’m so proud of the fact that we have been the constant in so many people’s lives. All of this has been possible thanks to the loving support of my wife Lisa, our beautiful children, and the many family members and friends that have always been there for me.
I have been blessed to have had so many wonderful people that work for me who have bought into my vision. Without them, this journey would not have been possible. Our customers have been the cornerstone to our success and nothing puts a smile on my face quicker than knowing how much happiness we have brought to people through what we do. We still have a long way to go and so much more to learn, but for now, I say thank you, thank you, thank you!