President Teddy Roosevelt meets great grandfather Nicholas Peter Canlis at the Mena House in Cairo and hires him as a cook for his safari.
Nicholas’s son, Peter, leaves the family restaurant business for Honolulu because his father won’t upgrade it to a fine dining house.
Peter Canlis encouraged by investors to open his first restaurant, The Broiler, shortly after the war.
First Canlis restaurant is designed by Roland Terry and opens December 11th in Seattle.
Canlis Honolulu opens on little-known Waikiki Beach.
Canlis Portland opens atop the Hilton Hotel.
Canlis San Francisco opens in the Fairmont Hotel.
Peter Canlis dies of lung cancer, and his son Chris returns to the company.
Chris recruits his wife, Alice, to guide the company through significant modernization, including architect Jim Cutler’s remodel.
Sons Mark and Brian Canlis officially take control of the family business