Madelyn Alfano featured on Live Love Thrive Talk Show with Catherine Gray.

Madelyn Alfano featured on Live Love Thrive Talk Show with Catherine Gray.

Louise’s is Back In The Family!

Maria's Italian Kitchen owner Madelyn Alfano was a special guest on a recent episode of 360Karma's Live Love Thrive. Talk show host and founder Catherine Gray interviewed her on the history of Maria's Italian Kitchen. During the interview, Madelyn announced the re-acquisition of Louise's Trattoria—a restaurant originally started by Madelyn's sister, Louise Alfano. Bringing Louise's back "into the family" is a long-awaited endeavor that was two years in the making. This brings the number of stores in the "Maria's Family" to 14.

Madelyn talks about the importance of communication in business and how treating everyone like family at Maria's is a mantra that this trailblazing owner lives every day.

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