restaurateur[res′tə rə tʉr′, -to̵or′]
restaurateur definition by Webster's New World
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a person who owns or operates a restaurant
Origin: French ; from Middle French that which restores ; from Midieval Latin restaurator, one who restores
restaurateur definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The manager or owner of a restaurant.
Origin: French, from restaurer, to restore; see restaurant.