Bay News 9: Adopted son uses life of blessings to help others

PLANT CITY, BAY NEWS 9 — Treating people like family is what Ralph Lupton is all about.  And at his Tampa restaurant he’s been doing that for almost five decades.

Opening its doors in 1969 as Fatman’s Barbeque, it now bears the family name.

And at 80 years of age, he’s cut back to only working  seven days a week.

Read his full story on or watch the video here.