Recession? I Think Not … Says Now Is The Time To Open A Restaurant

Chef Thomas Minchella

In case you haven’t heard, we’re in a recession.  Okay, after dropping that shocking nugget of the obvious on you, we have some interesting findings to discuss.  Yesterday, Thomas Minchella, the executive chef at McKendrick’s Steakhouse, linked (via twitter) to a very interesting article from

Amongst other things, the article includes discussions with a number of restaurateurs who have shown balls of steel the past year and change.  I’m not 100% sure I agree with the idea as a whole.  Certainly, the recent activity in the ATL seams to support the authors premise.  Ultimately, regardless of the economy, the best time to open a restaurant is when you are ready.  There are no shortage of successful food stops in the city … however … there are no shortage of those closing up shop.  The cream always rises to the top!

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  2. “be fearful when others are greedy, be greedy when others are fearful” -warren buffett

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