THE FOUNDERS

Michael and Diane Tepedino enthusiastically lead TEPSBEST, Inc. TEPSBEST consists of the TEPSBEST Restaurant Group and TEPSBEST Media, based out of the Poconos in Pennsylvania. The TEPSBEST Restaurant Group currently includes Trackside Station Grill & Bar and Garlίc Prime Steak & Seafood, and is on the brink of expansion.

For more than 7 years, Michael and Diane have been at the helm of the ever-growing Trackside Station Grill & Bar in East Stroudsburg. With Trackside’s continued success, in 2013, Michael and Diane opened Garlίc in Stroudsburg. Since its inception, Garlίc has also witnessed strong, consistent growth. 

Michael and Diane were brought together at the original Liquid Martini Bar. Michael held a second job as a bouncer and Diane was a bartender. In addition to bouncing nights, Michael always worked a corporate sales job, while Diane attended college. It was at Liquid where it all began. When Liquid moved across town to the same building that Trackside Station Grill & Bar was located in and went up for sale, Michael and Diane knew that this was the once in a lifetime opportunity that they needed.  

Trackside Station was opened with the concept of affordable, mouthwatering favorites, while Liquid Martini Bar boasted continued success in modern, upscale dining. After three years of Liquid’s continued growth and popularity, but limited dining space and kitchen capacity, Michael and Diane opened Garlίc in Stroudsburg in order to accommodate the growth and interest in a superior upscale dining experience. Once Garlίc was bringing in the Liquid customers, Liquid closed and Mike and Diane focused on making Garlίc the best upscale dining experience available. 

When looking back at all of the success these two have had in such a short period of time, they are just grateful for what they have achieved and say they could not have done it without their young, brilliant, and innovative team that are always creating with one parallel vision!