Subject: John (was: Re: U.S. Dining)
John, I found your insider's look very interesting. I think you're right about the failure rate in the restaurant business. My son is a bartender/waiter who has worked in the business -- in more casual restaurants -- for the last 5 years. For the last two years he worked for Houlihans in Phoenix. Well, he had a surprise when he went in to work the other day. They'd closed, with no warning. Apparently, that's not uncommon. I wish you continued success at Bertrand at Mr. A's. It looks lovely :-)

Sandy Illinois