Richard Melman and The Fish Market Redemption

This week we start with Glenn Fahlstrom extolling the largess of a man we both worked with roughly 40 years ago. His name; Richard Melman, founder of the wildly successful restaurant group with locations all over the country, Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises. Glenn and I were both with him in the fledgling years of the mid to late 70’s and after our brief skip down memory lane we talk about the journey that brought Glenn from those early days at Lettuce to his current restaurant in Chicago, Fahlstrom’s Fresh Fish Market. On the way we talk about raising money, selecting staff, developing operating systems and other launching issues. Fahlstrom’s is a very busy place, serving thousands of guests every year.  

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