Michael Nahkunst, a franchise growth expert who helped guide Chili’s, The Cheesecake Factory, and BJ’s Restaurants to national prominence, died on Friday at the age of 63.
Nahkunst was a legend of the full-service chain restaurant game, and was one of the original seven employees that started Chili’s in 1975. So take a minute to think about how much you love Chili’s spicy grilled shrimp tacos and the Buffalo blasts at Cheesecake Factory, then pour one out for the man who made it all possible.
And here’s some other stuff we loved from today:
Is tattooing a pig art? [Modern Farmer]
There’s a national egg white-shortage in the US. [The Guardian]
Toronto Zoo pandas are pickier eaters than you. [Global News]
The worst waiter in history [Priceonomics]