I'm often heard saying that I can't believe so many people want to get into the restaurant business. It's one of the reasons I try not to be too hard on restaurants that I review unless I've had a truly dreadful experience.
You'll notice that in businesses where there's a lot of money to be made, people don't do lots of appearances and write books all of the time because they're busy being productive at their craft. If the restaurant business were so lucrative, then people like Gordon Ramsey wouldn't have half a dozen TV shows and be flying all over the world making appearances. It's a hustle.
Check out Todd English's latest legal woes. He's a notoriously cocky Boston-based chef and restaurateur -