Bar Bulletin

Bar Bulletin

Staying Power in the Local Restaurant Business

September 2018 Bar Bulletin

“Everyone wants to have their own restaurant right? I mean, who wouldn’t?” says Lindsay Schwartz, president and CEO of Schwartz Brothers Restaurants. Schwartz Brothers, founded in 1970, is a local, successful, iconic business that has, through the years, opened multiple restaurants and bakeries throughout the Pacific Northwest. We chatted with Schwartz about the good, the bad and the ugly of running a business in the restaurant industry.

“People need to understand it’s a business just like any other business,” Schwartz explained. Running a restaurant comes with many unique challenges. Schwartz described the restaurant industry as distinct due to its higher-
than-average turnover rate,...

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