Danny Meyer on ‘Regulars’ Versus ‘Fresh Blood’

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Why regulars weren't enough.

That there's a "regular" who invented 1-800-LAWYERS, has a burgundy limo, and spends $4K a month at random-ass French Roast is interesting in itself, but also in this story about repetitive dining at New York restaurants, Danny Meyer thinks back to Tabla, "the only restaurant he has closed," because it wasn't sustainable. DM says, "You need fresh blood because, look, regulars die. They divorce. They move. They become regulars at other places. Things happen." [WSJ]