Sean Kelley lives with the name on his restaurant.
Temper Grille a constant reminder of who he was and who he wants to be instead.
He was fired from Ruth’s Chris in September 2009 after bringing a disagreement to work and acting out. He was known for his temper.
He says he was mean to his friends, even to his mom. “There’s a lot of good stories out there,” he said. He says he was a jerk, but uses a word that puts a finer point on it.
But after opening his own restaurant built on a menu of appetizers, he’s mellowed. He had kids and got married. He battled the demon to become a kinder-hearted soul. “Just don’t mess with family,” he said.