News & Awards

Mike & Mike Growing Gecko’s Hospitality Group Family of Restaurants

By: The Sarasota Post January 28, 2016 A gecko is considered a good luck lizard. Perhaps this reptilian symbol on the façade and in menus of every Gecko’s Grill & Pub in town has had magical good fortune on this locally…

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Chef Talk with Amy Leithauser & Chef James Veldhouse

By: Sarasota Herald-Tribune December 7, 2015 Amy Leithauser, the director of culinary operations for Gecko’s Grill & Pub (351 N. Cattlemen Road, Sarasota and six other locations; 378-0077; geckosgrill.wpengine.com), is committed to using fresh, locally cultivated products in her menus. She…

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Gecko’s owners buy Longboat landmark

By: Business Observer September 24, 2015 Gecko’s Hospitality Group, one of the largest independently owned restaurant companies in the Sarasota-Bradenton market, has added another location to its portfolio: the Dry Dock Waterfront Grill on Longboat Key. The Dry Dock, on Gulf…

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Gecko’s Owners Recognized as Greater Good Award Winners 2015, Biz941 Magazine

“Mike Quillen and Mike Gowan have been providing hospitality and goodwill services in Sarasota and Manatee through Gecko’s Charitable Giving Program since their first restaurant opened in 1992. They’ve supported Sarasota 4-H, the YMCA Youth Shelter, Share Our Strength’s No…

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Gecko’s Grill & Pub Again Honored with Prestigious Nat’l. Restaurant Association Awards

The Restaurant Neighbor Award Recognizes Outstanding Community Involvement Gecko’s Hospitality Group Co-Owner, Michael Quillen to Receive Cornerstone Humanitarian Award for third consecutive year Gecko’s Grill & Pub is proud to announce that the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation has honored…

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Sarasota Restaurateurs go to Sierra Nevada Beer Camp

The executives from the Gecko’s restaurant group in Sarasota are a lucky bunch. They got to go to Sierra Nevada Beer Camp. What’s Beer Camp? It’s an ongoing multi-day program put on by the Chico, California, brewery, where “campers” tour the brewery and…

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Team Gecko’s Wins it All at 2015 Sarasota Chamber of Commerce Clays Shoot

Sure Shooters Bring Home the Chamber trophy for second consecutive year. Sarasota, FL; Knights Trail

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Gecko’s Family of Restaurants Partners with National Campaign to End Childhood Hunger

Restaurant Industry Leads through Participation in “Dine Out for No Kid Hungry” during September Sarasota, FL; August 28, 2014 // - Gecko’s Grill & Pub and S’macks Burgers & Shakes is partnering with Share Our Strength’s Dine Out For No…

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Gecko’s Grill & Pub Finds Stride in Fruitville

Sixth Gecko’s Joins Five Siblings in Gecko’s Hospitality Group Family of Restaurants  Sarasota, FL; September 25, 2014 // - Gecko’s Grill & Pub, a local favorite Sports Bar, Neighborhood Grill, and perennial “Best Of” winner has opened a sixth restaurant…

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