Danny Meyer Talks About Employees, Investors, Competitors, and His Dad
The serial restaurateur and Inc.'s Scott Gerber examine how Union Square grew from a single restaurant in 1985 into an empire admired for its management.
Deep Roots "It really took me a long time to separate me from my dad," confides Union Square founder Danny Meyer.
Hindsight In his first year as an entrepreneur, hospitality mogul Danny Meyer did not know how to read a profit and loss statement, and other stories.
Interviews Don't ask candidates if they have integrity, says the founder of Shake Shack and Union Square Cafe. Do this instead.
Defense The founder of Shake Shack divulges how he's built a moat around his hospitality business, and prevents copy cats.
Priorities The founder of Shake Shack and Union Square Cafe on why investors come after employees, customers, vendors, and community.
Patience The founder of Shake Shake and Union Square Cafe on how "enlightened hospitality" guides his leadership.
Straight A's The founder of Shake Shack and Union Square Cafe on how to make sure mistakes lead to improvement, not recrimination.
Authenticity The founder of Shake Shack and Union Square Cafe on the vital importance of authenticity.
Benefits The founder of Shake Shack and Union Square Cafe on why he always provided health care for his staff.