Remembering Tina Favaloro (1966 – 2013)

All of us at Hobee’s were saddened to learn that former employee Tina Favaloro had died. Tina passed away in April in Saratoga in the company of her loving family. She had battled cancer since last spring.

Tina worked at Hobee’s Pruneyard as a server and manager for over a dozen years. She was a seasoned restaurant pro and performed her duties with confidence and an ever-present smile. Tina loved her customers and always took extra time with her regulars. Her hearty laugh could often be heard echoing through the restaurant. She was a favorite of co-workers who found her warm spirit to be inspiring and infectious.

A few weeks ago before her death, we presented Tina with our annual Hobee’s Hero Award in recognition of her strength in the face of adversity. In May, her family, friends, co-workers and even some regular Hobee’s customers gathered to celebrate her life. All of us at Hobee’s will miss her dearly. We send out our heartfelt thoughts and prayers to her daughter, Gianna, and the rest of her family.


Tina was always cheerful and upbeat. She loved Hobee’s and her regulars.