Aug. 13 Business Briefs

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

New owner takes over Family Floral

Family Floral, a business created by an 18-year-old who had just graduated from Custer County District High School, has a new owner. The business was created by Corina Berry in 1982. In 2017 Celiece Smith and Rachael Brown took over. The business is once again switching hands as local Leah Warner have purchased the flower shop. Warner and her husband moved to Miles City in 2017. The store will be closed until August 19. Family Floral is located at 911 Main Street in Miles City. To place an order message Family Floral on Facebook.

— by Star Staff

Founder of national restaurant chain Jason’s Deli dies

BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — The businessman who founded the national restaurant chain Jason’s Deli more than 40 years ago in Texas has died. A Jason’s Deli statement says Joe Tortorice Jr., founder and chairman of the board, died Saturday at age 70. A company spokeswoman says Tortorice had battled cancer. The Beaumont-based company says Tortorice was the grandson of Italian immigrants and it was his father’s investment in a little sandwich shop that inspired him to open his own restaurant. From a single location that opened in Beaumont in 1976, Jason’s Deli now has almost 300 locations across the U.S.