Glad to see he’s still pushing forward. And paying his staff. Not a lot of operations can afford to do that.
I’ve always admired his business sense.
Many ‘celebrity’ chefs use their fame to gather financing for multiple locations not appreciating the commonsense fact that once the preparation is out of the “master’s” hands their hard-won ‘celebrity’ is fleeting.
Aaron Franklin has built a legendary brand and fully realizes that it is literally his Golden Goose, one that he clearly has the sense not to divide.[8D]