Meet Jack Cruse, Manager & an employee of AMOB since 1998!

Tell us a little about your background.

I grew up in a small town called Perryville on the banks of the Tennessee River. I got married right out of high school and became a father two years later. I moved to Florida in 1980 but didn’t start a career in the restaurant business until 1998 on the City Pier on Anna Maria Island at AMOB, and I’ve been here happily ever since.

What are your key accomplishments in your field/on the job?

I think my strong suits are dealing with so many different personalities with my staff and making sure our guests have a great experience each and every time they visit our restaurant. After all, happy employees make for happy guests!

Why did you choose to work in this industry?

I love meeting and talking to new people… and I also love food!

Tell us about your approach to customer service.

Simple! The old adage… the customer is always right!

What would your pet say about you if we asked for a reference?

He would say that I’m caring… but also that he’s fed too much!

Is there something that excites you so much it keeps you awake the night before?

Vacations! Always.

Describe the most incredible view you’ve ever seen.

A lookout point in the Pocono’s.

What’s your pizza order?

Pepperoni- lots of it.

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