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February 10, 2012
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Adele's joins the breakfast club in Carson City

With his iconic restaurant losing some of its sheen after 30-plus years and the recession taking its toll, Adele's chef Charlie Abowd figured he had two choices: trim back and buckle down, or go for something more casual.

"Everyone adjusted the way they do business," he said. "Everybody changed the way they live."

He thought about going to a dinner-only menu - the restaurant was still doing well, but the lunch trade had become a "hole" in his businesses, he said. But that would also mean laying off at least a quarter of his staff, some of whom have worked …

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