Matthew Christopher along with business partner Aaron Lee are the owners and operators of The Expo Family Restaurant, located in Clearwater, Florida. This is a highly regarded family and locally-owned restaurant in Pinellas County.

The Expo Family Restaurant serves Breakfast and Lunch with home-made, daily specials. They serve a wide variety of menu items, including omelets, biscuits and gravy, hand made burgers, gyros, quesadillas, soups and salads as well as other comfort food.

Matthew and Aaron began working in a restaurant industry 16 years ago and purchased the Expo Family Restaurant from the previous owners in 2020. They also operate a restaurant in Clarksville, GA named Hangry’s Grill and hope to bring Hangry’s Grill to Florida in the near future.

People choose the Expo Family Restaurant because they have been a staple in the community for over 30 years and serve high quality, affordable food in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. They have excellent customer reviews and now have new owners. They are updating the menu, but leaving local favorites to continue to appeal to locals and tourists alike.

What do their customers think?

One fan of the company publicly wrote, “Always large portions, great prices, quick service. Food just like your mom would make.”

Another fan of the Expo Family Restaurant publicly wrote, “Our fave place for breakfast and lunch because of the pleasant comfy atmosphere, friendly service, good home cooking.”

Having owner-operated experts, like Matthew and Aaron is an asset to Clearwater and Pinellas County, Florida.

Business owners take risks and often work long, exhaustive hours to service their clients. There are freedoms in owning a business, but these freedoms come at a cost. Rarely acknowledged are business owners like Matthew Christopher and Aaron Lee that employ people and ensure their staff are paid continuously. Sure, people earn their wages through their time, hard work and skills, but let’s take a moment and thank Matthew and Aaron for having and continuing the business ownership game that allows people an opportunity to produce and earn those wages.

Need restaurant service? Give The Expo Family Restaurant an opportunity by visiting them at 1185 N Hercules Ave, Clearwater or by calling them at 727-461-4140.

In addition to running a successful restaurant business, Matthew and Aaron plan to donate to various charities and support their local community.

So from the staff of Local Search Force that runs the County Advisory Board

Matthew Christopher and Aaron Lee, you are highly commended for your service to the residents of Pinellas County, for having and maintaining a business that adds to the financial well-being of Florida and for your willingness to participate in social betterment activities.


Well done Matthew Christopher and Aaron Lee!


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