The Melman Brothers are bringing a new culinary empire to Chicago

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R.J. Melman, Justin Kaufmann and Jerrod Melman

Chicago restaurateurs R.J. and Jerrod Melman join Justin to talk about their careers, growing up around restaurants, what they thought they might do for a living if they didn’t follow their father and get into the restaurant business, what they remember about their first days working in the family business, deciding to make a transition from restaurants to nightclubs, bringing a hospitality approach to nightlife, using the lessons learned from opening Sub 51 to open Studio Paris and Three Dots and a Dash, the importance of finding great talent to work with, how they deal with failure and what the future holds for the Melman empire.

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