Top Dog Radio speaks with Nina Zagat, who in 1982 co-founded Zagat Restaurant Surveys, which today has become the world’s premier restaurant guide, featuring 250,000 reports from 70 cities around the globe. Also taking part is Sirio Maccioni, Italian restaurateur and author, and New York restaurant owners David Bouley and Danny Meyer.
Collectively, the four hold an enormous amount of expertise in the restaurant business, and bring forth each of their unique experiences from diverse beginnings and points of view. Zagat and Maccioni discuss the best and worst aspects of owning your own restaurant. The four also consider the importance of restaurant location, meeting the expectations of clients (and critics), and the underrated significance of good service. David Bouley has worked in restaurants throughout the world, including France and Switzerland, and has opened several in New York City. He is best known for his flagship restaurant, Bouley, in Manhattan. Danny Meyer is an award-winning restaurateur, best-selling author, and current CEO of Union Square Hospitality Group. Both have a more serious conversation about the good - and bad - parts of entering what they call the "restaurant circuit". Their personal takes on the challenges of owning a restaurant are most revealing in the interview, but they both agree that even the greatest of challenges can be overcome by dedication to your work and love for your business.
The restaurant industry is one of the most competitive and challenging out there. Let these four masters share their wisdom and success with you.
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