Beth Steele’s favorite superhero is Wonder Women – a nickname family and friends often call her. To others she might be simply known as “the burger girl” or “the temp lady,” but either way, she’s a busy woman. Steele owns and operates Orlando-based employment agency Team Staffing Services as well as (3) Beth’s Burger Bar restaurants that specialize in hamburgers. The businesswoman, who launched Team Staffing in 1995, always had an interest in owning her own restaurant that would serve her favorite food. Her chance came in 2012 when she found a location on Washington Street, but handling the two companies is no cake walk. Steele works long hours since her burger bar is open daily, catering to the business lunch-goers and the late-night club crowd. She describes her rush of work as fun and challenging while offshore fishing is her favorite hobby.
I call Orlando, Florida my home. I grew up in Upstate, New York. I created Team Staffing Services in August 1995. We staff Light Industrial, Hospitality, and Clerical. Last year (2017) the company billed 11 million dollars. I have had the same familiar faces working in the office anywhere from 14-20 years. I have been nominated “Top 20 Women in Owned Business and Top 20 Staffing Agencies on numerous occasions. We have also been ranked Central FL Top 20 Temporary Placement Agencies many times. Team Staffing Services is a certified minority women owned business and WBENC Certified. In 2011 and 2015, Team Staffing got me the nomination for Women Who Mean Business Award.
I created a non-profit organization called Shades-Hopes-Dreams due to my mother’s passing from cancer. The non-profit organization was founded in 2011. Shades-Hopes-Dreams is a non-profit charitable organization that encourages everyone to boost the fight against cancer.
It started when I thought it would be an awesome idea to open a restaurant in downtown Orlando on December 19th, 2012. Opening the first Beth’s Burger Bar was a challenge while still having the Team Staffing company but it was all worth it in the end. After so much success with the first Burger Bar, I couldn’t stop there. I decided that it was time to start planning to open another Burger Bar. The next Beth’s Burger Bar that I opened was the Edgewood location in November 2014. The Edgewood location was just as successful as the first. The Edgewood location has such an old-fashion, homey feel to it, making it very special to me. After success with both restaurants I decided to start scouting for a new location. Eventually, I came across the Lake Cay area and saw that it was perfect for opening the third Burger Bar. I wanted to go big or go home with this one. I wanted this Beth’s Burger Bar to be the biggest one yet. This burger bar has a very modern design, slightly different from the last two. In 2013, Beth’s Burger Bar won an award for A-List and got 1st place for “Best Local Burger.” Then again in 2014, Beth’s Burger Bar won 2nd place for A-List for “Best Local Burger.” In 2014, we were nominated for “Best Burger” for Best Bets and won. Beth’s Burger Bar won 1st place for Best Local Burger and then 2nd place for Late-Night Dining for Orlando Magazine in 2016, 2017, and 2018. For the Foodie Awards in 2017 Beth’s Burger Bar won 1st place for Best Burger.
I find myself wanting to give back on a regular basis. I participate in the organization Big Brothers & Big Sisters. We are known for many of our Charity events that we host at our stores monthly.
In April 2017, I decided to open a business called CrutchLife.com. The purpose of this business is to provide the opportunity to look stylish although you are injured. The business allows you to customize your own crutches to your liking. Every month I donate several to Shades Hopes Dreams to give to chemo patients. I have learned a lot from amazing people. My goal is to continue to grow and make a difference. We participate and donate monthly to many charities including, M.S., Autism, Orlando Strong, Tough Biker, local schools, cancer companies, and many more.
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