Danny Meyer, 65, is a renowned New York City restaurateur and the founder & Executive Chairman of the Union Square Hospitality Group. In addition, he founded Shake Shack, which has 400 locations globally. In 2001, Shake Shack started out as a hot dog cart inside New York City’s Madison Square Park. Meyer is considered among America’s most successful and influential culinary entrepreneurs.
Quote: “A great restaurant is one that just makes you feel like you’re not sure whether you went out or you came home and confuses you. If it can do both of those things at the same time, you’re hooked.” ||| “It’s the job of any business owner to be clear about the company’s nonnegotiable core values. They’re the riverbanks that help guide us as we refine and improve on performance and excellence. A lack of riverbanks creates estuaries and cloudy waters that are confusing to navigate. I want a crystal-clear, swiftly flowing stream.”
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