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Column - August 17, 2012

Always a smile at Eddie Pappas

by Jeb Bing

Eddie Pappas, a popular Hopyard Road restaurant which its owner Ed Westmoreland calls "America's Hangout," just gained more fame in a Forbes magazine article that cites its "Apple Store-like values." Although the near-full page commentary by Forbes business writer Carmine Gallo came as a surprise, Westmoreland (who expected a sentence or two of praise) says he spent some time with the author when Gallo and his family stopped by. Gallo has a book, "The Apple Experience," and he asked for feedback from readers. Westmoreland read the book and wrote Gallo about how he tries to make Eddie Pappas the restaurant version of the Apple Store.

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