Florida Senate - 2017                            (NP)    SR 1826
       By Senator Gainer
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    1                          Senate Resolution                        
    2         A resolution congratulating Jimmy and Johnny Patronis
    3         as they celebrate 50 years at the helm of Capt.
    4         Anderson’s in Panama City Beach.
    6         WHEREAS, since 1967, Capt. Anderson’s, now known as Capt.
    7  Anderson’s Restaurant and Waterfront Market, has been owned by
    8  brothers Jimmy and Johnny Patronis, who grew up in a Tallahassee
    9  family restaurant business, and
   10         WHEREAS, for 50 years, the Patronis brothers have worked at
   11  Capt. Anderson’s nearly every business day, alternating day
   12  shifts and night shifts every other day, and meeting between
   13  shifts to plan the next day, and
   14         WHEREAS, offering the best of the Gulf Coast’s seafood
   15  fare, Capt. Anderson’s has won the loyalty of millions of
   16  customers and friends and has earned a spot among America’s top
   17  50 restaurants, and
   18         WHEREAS, Capt. Anderson’s has won numerous honors and
   19  awards, including being named “Best Seafood Restaurant” by
   20  Southern Living and receiving Wine Spectator’s “Award of
   21  Excellence” and, in 2005, receiving the highest honor of
   22  induction into Florida Trend’s Restaurant Hall of Fame, and
   23         WHEREAS, Capt. Anderson’s works year-round with fishermen,
   24  oystermen, and others who make their livings harvesting seafood
   25  from the Gulf and Bay waters to preserve and protect the fragile
   26  coastal ecology, and
   27         WHEREAS, Capt. Anderson’s has grown to 725 seats, employs a
   28  177-member staff with an average length of employment exceeding
   29  25 years, and serves more than 250,000 guests during its 8-month
   30  season, NOW, THEREFORE,
   32  Be It Resolved by the Senate of the State of Florida:
   34         That the members of the Senate extend their congratulations
   35  to Jimmy and Johnny Patronis as they celebrate 50 years at the
   36  helm of Capt. Anderson’s.
   37         BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this resolution, with
   38  the Seal of the Senate affixed, be presented to Jimmy and Johnny
   39  Patronis as a tangible token of the sentiments of the Florida
   40  Senate.