Food for Thought: One-on-One with a Restaurant Mogul
Featuring DANNY MEYER, restaurateur and founder and CEO, Union Square Hospitality Group
Interviewer: ERIC SCHURENBERG, CEO, Inc. and Fast Company
You know Danny Meyer as the founder of Union Square Hospitality Group, the holding company that runs a score of beloved restaurants in New York and elsewhere, has won 28 James Beard Awards, and now includes an operational consulting business, an events business, and a growth investing fund called Enlightened Hospitality Investments. Union Square is also the birthplace of the fast-food phenomenon Shake Shack, which now has more than 250 locations around the world. More than that, though, Meyer is defined by a brand of enlightened leadership that radiates well beyond his own industry. Join his conversation with Inc. CEO Eric Schurenberg to find out why he believes putting employees first (and investors last) is just common sense. Learn the six “emotional skills” he looks for in hiring and find out why he believes scaling culture is a founder’s most important job.