Spike Mendelsohn is not only a former Top Chef contestant, but also a Top 20 Social Chef nominee. Still, he keeps things humble by working hand-in-hand with his family on three D.C. ventures: We, the Pizza; Béarnaise, which he co-owns with his sister only; and Good Stuff Eatery, a fresh fast casual joint that boasts handmade burgers, hand-cut fries and hand-spun ice cream shakes (hungry yet?).
Good Stuff opened in 2008, and it was just recently announced that the brand is getting ready to begin franchising, which was always part of the plan. But why did it take so long for Mendelsohn to start franchising? That, too, was all part of his plan. And it's a smart one, indeed. Read More