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Mark Mindykowski, born in 1958, started his career in 1975, waiting tables at a country club in Jacksonville, Florida. He enjoyed working as a waiter because he likes to interact with a variety of people. The money was pretty good, too. He continued waiting tables, and moved to Atlanta with aspirations to advance his career. In 1985, he began working banquet service at the Ritz-Carlton in Atlanta.
In 1988, Mindykowski won a job working at Trotter’s, a sister restaurant of Bone’s Steakhouse. He soon became a waiter at Bone’s. Mindykowski takes great pride in his career. He sees Bone’s as a place that holds its employees in high esteem. Because he feels valued, he says, he strives for excellence every day.