Trio Restaurant at McMullen Creek Parkway and Rt 51, opened in January, 1992, and was the 15th restaurant designed by Shank & Gray Architects, Charlottesville, Va.
Trio's mission is to serve quality food with friendly efficient service in a beautiful environment. Teamwork and cooperation are emphasized in all areas. Managers serve as role models and it is the rule rather than the exception to see managers pitching in whenever needed in the kitchen, at the bar, and in the dining areas to be sure that customers receive prompt friendly service. Employees sometimes refer to their restaurant "family" and when employees or customers experience accomplishments or misfortune, they typically gather for celebration or support.
Much of Trio's Success is attributed to its tenure within management. Executive Chef James Bailey has been with the company since 1993 beginning as a dishwasher in high school. Chef John "Ryan McCall" has worked with the restaurant group for years at Charley's in Southpark and Mixx in Cotswold. He rejoined the team at Trio in 2015 and is instrumental in menu development with fresh ideas and techniques. Emma Crutchfield began as a Hostess in 2003 and works in the front of the house. Lisa joined the company in 2008 as a server and has been a welcomed addition to the management team. Dave Robinson served as GM of Charley's restaurant in Southpark and Cotswold since 1983. He joined Trio years later and manages the catering department of the restaurant.
Gary Robinson has been General Manager of the company since its opening in 1992. In December 2021, a month before Trio's 30th anniversary Gary and his son Charles "Dane" Robinson purchased all outstanding shares of the company from the original owners that included; Gary Robinson, David Robinson, Dick Shank, and others. Much of the success to this point is directly correlated to the leadership of Dick Shank, Dave Robinson in catering, and Gary Robinson.
Trio is now proud to be a 100% local family owned establishment. As Trio looks to the future it will always strive to be a restaurant of consistency, friendly accommodating service, and a welcoming atmosphere.