Lettuce Entertain You New President R.J. Melman: “‘Entertain’ will be in our DNA forever”

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Restaurant owner Richard Melman, poses in his first restaurant, R.J. Grunt’s, with his children, from left, Jerrod, R.J., Rich, Molly, on June 21, 2006, in Chicago’s upscale Linclon Park neighborhood. An innovative restaurant creator, Melman is founder and chairman of Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises Inc., an eclectic group of 68 restaurants whose eateries range from fast food to four-star dining. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

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Lettuce Entertain You has a new president, and it’s Founder Rich Melman’s son, R.J. Melman. He joins John to talk about the Chicago restaurant giant, restaurant qualities he finds most important, naming restaurants and more.

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