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Good Spirits

Life's little twists molded the man who has patrons tapped into yard-high beers and gourmet food.

This story appears in the February 2004 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Vital Stats:Steele Platt, 44, founder and CEO of Yard House Restaurants USA inIrvine, California

Company:Yard Houseand Tequila Jack's restaurants

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