It’s a tough world out there for an independent operator, especially for a restaurateur with not a whole lot of experience. But the entrepreneurial spirit wants what the entrepreneurial spirit wants. For Lisa Demos, owner and operator of quick serve The Stand in Glen Ellyn, Ill., when she saw a need in the area for a fast food joint where teens could hang out, there was no stopping her.
On top of this huge undertaking, which had an extremely high projected failure rate, and included a full rehab of the space, Demos ensured the concept would be as sustainable as possible. Read More