Saturday, October 24, 2009

So you think the food biz is easy.

A regular customer yesterday asked me if the food business was easier than his insurance business. That gave me a good chuckle.

750 restaurants have closed since we opened Cagney's in 1976. More are closing every day.
I have an obituary list of 1200 eating destinations which have come and gone on the grand strand. Every one of those was somebody's dream. It's a tough biz. 2008 was tough. 2009 was even tougher. Like rising water 2010 was more of the same.
The entire world got the economic flu.

1 comment:

  1. I was there for the opening of Cagney's Old Place! The Summer of '76 was a memorable one! "Us girls" served pancakes in the morning, beach all afternoon and hanging out at Cagney's bar at night!! Yes sir, Dino does it right and he knows the restaurant biz!!!