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,...