Eataly’s Financial Plan, As Robust As Their Barolo

Flying off the shelf, one fusilli at a time.

Bloomberg investigates what makes Eataly which feeds close to 5,000 people a day, employees 700 workers, and is opening locations in Chicago and more so impermeable, given the unsavory economy and the statistics working against the restaurant industry. In addition to being able to shop like a "civilized" human being (in other words, "with wine"), Lidia Bastianich and her partner say that what makes Eataly successful is ... its harmony. And the $80 million that the company has made this year. [Bloomberg]