August 5, 2015
Saska's Steak and Seafood has been purchased by lifelong patron and the founder of The Patio Restaurant Group (The Patio on Lamont, The Patio on Goldfinch, The Patio in Left Field at Petco Park and the upcoming Fireside by the Patio) Gina Champion-Cain, for an undisclosed amount in a handshake deal that should close by weeks end, reports the San Diego Union Tribune. At 64 years old, Saska's was one of San Diego’s oldest family-run restaurants, but Champion-Cain intends to keep it pretty much as-in, planning on making only small changes.
Champion-Cain has been dining at Saska's for nearly three decades and does not intend to change much at what she deems a restaurant near perfection. Besides a facelift to the steakhouse and revamping the sushi bar, the new owner plans to keep the name, staff and menu intact, as well as employ two members of the founding family.