The story behind 2 Dog Restaurant: From bakery to small business of the year – Gainesville Times

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A partnership to the end 

Tim and Tina Roberts run their business as a family operation, along with their 12-year-old son, Ames, and 14-year-old daughter, Nobi. 

When asked what it’s like working with her husband for over two decades, Tina Roberts replied, “That’s my biggest badge of honor. I survived it.” 

Joking aside, the couple said they’ve found a balance between their two roles — Tina Roberts takes care of the finances, public relations and catering, while Tim Roberts oversees the kitchen and works as head cook. 

“He has a different style of dealing with employees,” Tina Roberts said, laughing.  “He’s a screamer and yeller. Me, I’ll not scream and yell, but I’ll hold it to the day I die. But I really respect the way he runs things, and I think he feels the same about me.” 

Reflecting on her time at 2 Dog, Tina Roberts said she has witnessed many milestones, none of which have been monetary.  

“I am proud as a peach for what we’ve done for our community and what Tim has brought to Gainesville when he first moved here,” she said. “It wasn’t our dream to live in Gainesville this long, but here we are, and I am proud of what we’ve don’t along the way.” 

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