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Fire Sign Cafe was established in 1978 by Brian and Lynne Barton. Two years later, they asked their friends, Bob and Christi Young, to become their business partners. Having loved Fire Sign from the start, Bob and Christi dove in–with a passion that helped to make up for their almost total lack of restaurant experience. Under the guidance of their partners, for the next two years, Bob and Christi began to learn the ins and outs of the restaurant industry. Then, in 1982, Brian and Lynne decided to move back to the East Coast, selling their half of the business to the Youngs.
Bob and Christi came to the cafe with more than just a passion to do things right; they came with a great instinct for business, having owned three successful enterprises prior to buying into Fire Sign. When they arrived in 1980, the menu was almost completely vegetarian, but with full ownership, they began to work with the menu, crafting it to the taste of their Tahoe clientel . . . turning it into what it is today.
In 1996, the Youngs moved to Montana, retaining full ownership of the restaurant, and leaving behind a great crew to help run it. Bob and Christi still travel back and forth on a regular basis, to ensure that their beloved Fire Sign remains just as good, if not better than when they were running it themselves.
Fire Sign has become a family affair. . . having been recently entrusted into the hands of the Young’s daughter, Amy, and her husband Mark. Both have been in the service industry for over 10 years, working through out high school and college. Under her parent’s guidance, Amy learned the business from the bottom up, working at the legendary Echo Lake Cafe, Bob and Christi’s second restaurant, located in Bigfork, Montana. With the same passion as her parents, Amy and Mark are striving to make sure that Fire Sign Cafe continues to be one of the best Tahoe dining experiences around.