American Roadhouse Gets New Life

Guest: Emile Blau, Owner of American Roadhouse

American Roadhouse

American Roadhouse

Despite his cool name, Emile is an Atlanta native, and has cooked steaks in the best restaurants in town. Places like Chops, McKendrick’s, and Bones (28 years!).

This interview is packed with great tips on service, running a restaurant, and buying a restaurant. Some of the things Emile discusses:

  • how value drives everything,
  • using a broker,
  • what a restaurant is worth,
  • cost of food and inflation,
  • marketing,
  • and how money is just the by-product of a job well done.

And his new place, one of my old haunts, the American Roadhouse in the Virginia Highlands area of Atlanta, has no corkage fee! It’s that so cool! That buys my business right there!