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Anything having to do with dining out. Getting the most from your dining experience and how to insure that you get great service every time.

Experience in the area

I have owned the First St. Cafe in Benicia California for the past 12 years. Prior to that I managed other restaurants for the past 30 years.


California Restaurant Association Current President of Benicia Main Street Restaurant Marketing Systems Inc.


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Starting out as a cook in a restaurant and then expanding my expertise to bartending before becoming a manager for various chain restaurants in California, including Reubens and Restaurants Unlimited. I also spent a year working at Pier Market on Pier 39 in San Francisco.

Awards and Honors

First St. Cafe has received numerous recognition including: Best Dessert in Solano County for our Sour Cream Apple Pie Featured on Bay Area Backroads Featured in Bon Apetit Magazine Featured in Sunset Magazine, LA Times, Contra Costa Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Best Places in Northern California and more.

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linda small10/13/11101010Hi Mark, I forgot to thank you .....
Leon02/10/11101010Thanks so much for answering our question .....
arianna01/24/111010Maybe their budget won't allow for dry .....

Recent Answers from Mark Krull

2017-01-01 Excessive salt in some restaurants:

HI Richard,  I believe some restaurants use salt as a flavor enhancer because it's cheap and most guests enjoy salty foods. (this potato chips). As a restaurant owner myself, I'm aware of the health concerns

2012-02-17 McDonald's History:

Hello Paul,  I have sent an inquiry to McDonald's corporation asking them for the answer to your question.  If they respond and/or when they respond I will forward the answer to you.  Thanks for asking

2011-09-08 buy one get one / or two for one:

HI Linda,  Good question.  Thanks for asking me.  As a restaurant owner myself, I do my best to not discount my products/services.  I think if it could be worded as a 50% discount for friends of that particular

2011-01-22 Groupd Dinners and paying the bill:

Hi Leon,  I agree with you.  If someone doesn't want to go along with how the group wants to do things, then those people might not be right to go on outings with that particular group. I often have dinner

2011-01-20 fast food restaurant:

Hello Arianna,  Sorry to hear about your experience at a fast food restaurant.  It seems odd to me that they wouldn't respond to your complaint.  I am sure that either it got lost somewhere in the bureaucracy


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