Eataly’s Financial Plan, As Robust As Their Barolo

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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]