STEPHEN D. FRABITORE
CEO AND OWNER
Since purchasing the original and only Tupelo Honey Cafe in downtown Asheville in June of 2008, Frabitore has worked diligently to highlight the unique culinary scope and environment of the restaurant. Recognizing the “fandemonium” around everything Tupelo, Frabitore was instrumental in securing three nationally published cookbooks, forming a Board of Directors, hiring knowledgeable and skilled employees and plotting a course for expansion. Under his leadership, the company has forged ahead with meaningful and exceptional metrics within the restaurant sector. The company will operate 15 stores at the conclusion of 2018. The company, as well as Frabitore, continues to be recognized locally, regionally and nationally for their innovative cuisine and skill in translating the brand into new markets.