Rich Melman

Rich Melman
Founder, Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises

Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises founder and chairman Rich Melman shares some of the secrets to his success, why attention to detail is vital, how he comes up with ideas for new eateries, and why it’s crucial to understand how it feels to fail. Also, Rich reflects on his competitive nature, the influence of the Lettuce brand, and the lessons his children have taught him.

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