Jerol Fanta of Orlando’s Italian Restaurant to Receive LRA Restaurateur of the Year Award

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Jerol Fanta, Vice President and Owner of Orlando’s Italian Restaurant received the Lubbock Restaurant Association’s - 2022 Restaurateur of the Year Award on Sunday, July 10th at the Texas Restaurant Association’s Lone Star Bash in Dallas, TX!

Jerol Fanta has been a part of the Orlando’s Italian family since 1982. In that 40-year span of time, Jerol worked his way from being a cook in the kitchen at the Orlando’s 24th & Avenue Q location, then on to being the managing partner of Orlando’s second location in Westwood Shopping Center at 4th Street and Loop 289 (which closed in 1990), and he is now a corporate shareholder and owner-on-site of the Orlando’s 70th & Indiana location which has operated as the largest and highest volume Orlando’s in Lubbock for the past 40 years.

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