Search the list
Boston-based Big Night Entertainment Group models their nightclub and restaurant business after Steve Wynn.
CEO Ed Kane
Company: Big Night Entertainment Group
2011 Rank: No. 4
3-Year Growth: 16,093%
2010 Revenue: $17.1 million
The secret behind Big Night Entertainment Group's string of successful nightclubs and restaurants may rest in the company's mantra: What Would Steve Wynn Do? Brothers Ed and Joe Kane, along with marketing specialist Randy Greenstein, have taken Wynn's approach to sophisticated nightlife venues and applied it to their two locations in Boston and three in Connecticut's Foxwoods casino. Shrine, their flagship restaurant at the MGM Grand at Foxwoods, blends a 225-seat dining venue with a Las Vegas-style lounge and a posh nightclub. "I love the way Steve Wynn presents himself, his sense of design, and his attention to detail," says Ed Kane. "We always try to keep that in mind when we're designing a venue. Of course, we don't necessarily have the budget that he has, but it's still a good mindset to have."
Staff writer Kasey Wehrum has written for Inc. magazine on subjects ranging from the businesses behind professional bull riding to gadget inventor and father of the infomercial, Ron Popeil. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Worth, Budget Travel, and on MSNBC.com. He lives in New York City.
See the September 2011 Issue
Inc. 5000: The Engines of the Economy
Inc. 500 STATS
Inc. 500|5000 slideshow
The 2011 Inc. 5000: Top 10 Female Entrepreneurs
From healthcare to baby food to technology consulting, these
women entrepreneurs have forged their way to the top of their
Inc. 500|5000 Videos
Barry Hartzberg, Satory Global
The COO describes how he created a comfortable, family feeling at Satory Global, the management and consulting IT firm he co-founded.
Inc. 500|5000 Twitter Feeds
Inc. 500|5000 Archives