Marcus Samuelsson once said, “One of the reasons people enjoy coming to a great restaurant is that when they are served an exceptional meal, they feel honored, respected and even a little loved.”
This statement is why the restaurant business is so critical to the ultimate success and growth of a community. Communities without great restaurants are communities that will struggle to sustain consistent growth. Many restaurants have closed in recent years. The local restaurants that haven’t closed yet are either near breaking point or fast approaching it. If there was ever a time when the community cried “all hands on deck,” now is the time in the restaurant business.