Gramercy Park Block Association - Neighborhood News #112  

17 Secrets To Building Danny Meyer's  
Restaurant Empire   


 By Vivian Giang and Aimee Groth | Aug. 13, 2011 


Image: Business Insider 

Since opening in 2004, Shake Shack has become a phenomenon: people will wait in lines for hours for a burger made with the chain's special "shack sauce."  


It was a brilliant concept devised by New York City restaurateur Danny Meyer, whose Union Square Hospitality Group also includes a host of other restaurants -- Gramercy Tavern, Maialino, Eleven Madison Park and Blue Smoke, among others -- employing more than 2,000.


Of the 25 restaurants Meyer has opened, only one has closed -- a stunning track record given that 80% of New York City restaurants fail. 


From a detailed profile by the New York Times and an exclusive interview with Business Insider, we've compiled the 17 ways Meyer has become New York's most successful restaurateur.

 Click here to uncover his secrets.

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