History of Buttercup Grill and Bar & Buttercup Kitchen
David and Debbie Shahvar opened their first restaurant in Walnut Creek, California in 1988. David had extensive restaurant management experience but was tired of working for large corporations. Debbie had also worked in restaurants since she was 15, but was a stay at home mom raising their two sons Jonathan and Benjamin.
At the time David worked for an upscale dinner house. They had a hard time finding a restaurant that offered fresh food, yet was casual enough to bring their children. They dreamed of owning a family style restaurant where they could get fresh home made food at an affordable price.
The opportunity arose and they bought their first restaurant on North Main Street in Walnut Creek. From there they expanded into 5 locations in the Bay Area; one in Vallejo, one in Concord, one in Walnut Creek, and two in Oakland.
David has always run the business side of the restaurant while Debbie, with her love of cooking, focuses on the food, recipes and menu development.
Today you can find David, Debbie, and their three children working at the various locations in the Bay Area.
Buttercup Grill and Bar and Buttercup Kitchen has truly become a family restaurant.