As diamonds are formed out of intense heat and pressure, the faces behind some of the most recognizable businesses in Alexandria have found a way to navigate the challenges of working together while keeping their love alive. As Valentine’s Day approaches, the owners of The HomeGrown Restaurant Group share their secrets to maintaining both a successful business and happy relationship.
As per the Alexandria Gazette Packet, “Donna: “We’ve been married 32 years and working together off and on for a couple of decades. I got involved working part-time when we needed people then got more involved in the restaurants in Del Ray. Then we built Sweet Fire Donna’s seven years ago and the rest is history. Two of our three daughters work with us. The oldest is our director of operations and our middle daughter is director of marketing and advertising. It’s been joyful to have the family working together.”