The Real Deal New York

Danny Meyer talks about living close to his restaurants, choosing their locations, and what it would take for him to eat fast food

By Lauren Elkies | May 23, 2012 04:30PM

From the May issue: Danny Meyer is the founder and CEO of Union Square Hospitality Group, which operates the New York City restaurants Union Square Cafe, Gramercy Tavern, Blue Smoke, Maialino and North End Grill, as well as the Whitney Museum eatery Untitled and the three restaurants in the Museum of Modern Art. The company also runs 14 outposts of the burger joint Shake Shack in Manhattan, Florida, Washington, D.C., Dubai and Kuwait City, with six more slated to open this year. Meyer also heads Union Square Events catering and Hospitality Quotient consulting. He has co-authored three books, including his business tome, “Setting the Table.” [more]