Siblings continue parents’ legacy in restaurant business with new Denton diner | Business

The Muaremi siblings have moved a lot, living in Las Vegas, California and now Texas. But among their earliest memories are those of helping their parents at the family’s all-day diner, which was located just below the Muaremis’ apartment in a small Illinois town.

“That’s how I kind of got my foot in the door is my dad said, ‘OK, here’s a little stool, can you reach the plates?’ — I took my first order around 12 or 13,” Peri Muaremi said.

The family owned that business for about 10 years, according to Butch Muaremi, Peri’s younger brother. They went on to own a steak house, later a sports bar and eventually their longest-running restaurant, which was also a diner-style eatery.

The Muaremi siblings’ parents retired five or six years ago, but their children decided to continue the family business of owning restaurants — this time, in Texas.

Butch bought the former Cartwright’s Café building at 1020 Dallas Drive in March…

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