Published on February 26th, 2014 | by Des Moines Register

Saints manager buys Chuck’s Restaurant

Emily Anderson, a manager at Saints Pub in Beaverdale, is the proud new owner of a Des Moines institution: Chuck’s Italian-American Restaurant.

Anderson purchased the Highland Park landmark after the death last November of its longtime owner Linda Bisignano. Bisignano contacted the Watchdog last September, saying cancer was getting the best of her and that she wanted to find a new owner for her family’s 58-year-old business.

Her cousin, Joe Bisignano, said Anderson read that article and was one of several in the hospitality industry who expressed an interest in buying. Anderson “is going to be very successful,” Bisignano said. “It’s very possible that some of the best years of the Bisignano family in the restaurant business and Chuck’s restaurant are still to come.”

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