publication date: Tuesday, April 30, 2019 (part of Spring 2019)

category: Business

clue: You might have eaten at one of his chains of Chinese, Mexican, Southwestern, Asian, or steakhouse restaurants, without realizing that his name or initials are hidden in most of their names.

explanation: Paul Fleming founded P.F. Chang's China Bistro (he's the "P.F."), Paul Martin's American Grill (he's the Paul), Fleming's Prime Steakhouse, Pei Wei Asian Diner, and Z'Tejas Grills. more…

difficulty: hard

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, and Stan Iwanchuk


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