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By CHRIS SHERMAN

© St. Petersburg Times, published July 5, 2001


Hamburger U?

Hamburger U?

Power of the dining dollar in Florida shows up in the executives on the new boards of trustees at state universities:

USF: Outback's Chris Sullivan.

UF: John Dasburg of Burger King.

FSU: Manny Garcia, of Pebbles, Burger King and Manuel's in Orlando.

New College: John Cranor III of KFC, Long John Silver's.

I'VE HAD ENOUGH . . .

Sharing charges. Not-so-fine print on First Watch menus has a pleasant surprise: "No extra charge if you share or ask for an extra plate" although breakfast and lunch tabs are only $4 to $8. Sure a few cheapskates and connivers bedevil restaurants, but small appetites and small wallets need to share; nice to see an outfit big enough to be generous. Tippers should be too.

-- CHRIS SHERMAN, Times food critic

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