In 1986 Chris and Arif “Otto” Arslanovski followed their dream of owning their own restaurant and decided to relocate to Burleson, Texas from Chicago, Illinois. Otto was a chef at some of the finest restaurants in the Chicago area. Chris was a production manager for a large scale bakery. The original location for Our Place was on Exchange Street and HWY 174. Our parents ran the original Our Place for 10 years, Otto Jr, Salina, Rich and Benji all worked and learned all they could from their parents about the restaurant industry. Our parents decided to sell the family business due to illness. After years of working in other aspects of the food service industry we reopened Our Place in Old Town Burleson and then Mansfield. We left Old town and relocated to our current Burleson location on Burleson Blvd.
In 1962 when most of us “war babies” were worrying about how we were going to get out of high school, twenty-two year old Otto Arslanowski was worrying about how he was to going to evade the communists in his fourth attempt to get out of Yugoslavia.