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US steak house franchisee gets taste of Jamaica

Published:Friday | December 11, 2015 | 12:00 AM
From left: Ron McKay, president of AmCham; Patricia Palumbo of Klein Enterprises in Maryland; Steve de Castro, top franchisee for Ruth’s Chris Steak House; Gail Abrahams, executive director of AmCham; and JAMPRO president, Diane Edwards; are all smiles at Tracks & Records.
From left: Elvis James of the United States Embassy; Diane Edwards, president of JAMPRO; and Novlet Deans, AmCham board director and CEO of the Environmental Health Foundation, pose inside Usain Bolt's Tracks & Records.
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Ron McKay, American Chamber of Commerce president and CEO, ADS Global, hosted Steve F. de Castro, a top franchisee for popular United States restaurant chain, Ruth's Chris Steak House, the largest steak-house chain in the world, at Usain Bolt's Tracks & Records, St Andrew.

CEO and owner of Big Steaks Management, LLC, de Castro, is a prime example of an individual who is living "the American dream" having been born near Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and migrating to the United States of America in the 1960s.

Today, de Castro's company operates 10 restaurants, clubs, and banquet facilities in Maryland, North Carolina, and New Jersey. These include Ruth's Chris Steak House in Baltimore, Annapolis, Pikesville, Maryland ; Ruth's Chris Steak House in Cary, North Carolina; Ruth's Chris Steak House in Atlantic City, New Jersey; Babalu Grill, Havana Club and Blue Sea Grill in Baltimore, as well as The Crystal Room in Pikesville, Maryland.

The visitors enjoyed the ambience and the cuisine at Tracks & Records.