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This is Fred Ball for Zions Bank, speaking on business.

Just a few miles outside of Panguitch, Utah, right off of Highway 12 is Harold's Place Restaurant and Cabins. When Harold Staton Jr. bought the property in 1968, he was too busy developing his career as a Las Vegas chef to even think about building his own restaurant on the property. Twenty years later, however, things changed, as they tend to do, and Harold found himself leaving Las Vegas with his family to build and start Harold's Place.

The first form of the restaurant took the shape of a simple A-framed fast food joint. Harold than expanded it into a full-sized, rustic-styled establishment. The menu changed several times before Harold settled on an assortment of upscale American entrees. He and his son run the kitchen, while his wife and daughter along with a few part-time employees take care off the customers. Weary travelers or relaxing vacationers can visit Harold's Place and treat their taste buds to fresh trout with hazel nut butter, crab cakes, steak, or even Hawaiian ham. Harold bragged to me that he has the best food in town ... and he probably does!

After attending culinary school for two years in Las Vegas, Harold worked as a chef for the Golden Nugget Casino, Baccanal Caesar Palace and Chateau Vegas. In total, Harold has thirty-five years of experience as a chef.

A little over two years ago, Harold and his family decided to expand the restaurant to include several private cabins. They also added an indoor fitness room and spa, making Harold's a perfect place for vacationers to rest while visiting Bryce Canyon National Park, Dixie National Forest, or just relaxing in Southern Utah. Harold told me, though, that most of his business actually comes from European travelers visiting the area.

Harold says he and his family love what they do and take great pride in their business. So, when the weather warms up and Harold's Place opens in March, take a trip on down to Panguitch where you'll see some the world's greatest landscapes while enjoying world-class food and service.

For Zions Bank, I'm Fred Ball. I'm speaking on business.

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