There’s a terrific interview in today’s Herald with Chris Tzaneteas and Costa Elles, owners of OPA and many other restaurants in Halifax. While many restaurant operators in the downtown core have lamented the rise of chain restaurants in Bayers Lake and Dartmouth Crossing, these guys have taken the battle to their home turf. Read on…
From Clare Mellor’s article:
“Profits are thin in the restaurant business, according to those in the industry. Organized systems of chain or brand restaurants, including bulk buying and group marketing, give them a competitive edge.
Independents, however, can provide local, home-made fresh products, which chain restaurants are often unable to do, says Mark Sadofsky, who has owned Dofsky’s Bar & Grill in Halifax for eleven years”