39. Feeding people? What’s the problem?
I have, of course, run restaurants. I have been involved, as an investor or as a variously ranked employee, with all sorts of different types. From a chain of precisely two Italian restaurants right through to the thousands of Burger Kings which served millions of Whoppers every day while I was captain of that particular ship.
What’s different, of course, is that – other than during something called ‘executive training’ – I have never actually run my own restaurant, day in, day out. By that, I mean actually feeding large numbers of people. Occasionally I forget that, and – half-blinded by delusions of competence and grandeur – I decide to do that at home.
Here’s how such a day goes, and how and why I get ...