While most restaurateurs are perfecting new menus and marketing campaigns in hopes of driving sales, Daniel Halpern is focused on spurring the sputtering U.S. economy.
 “If America doesn’t have a thriving middle class, I have no customers,” said Halpern, president and chief executive of Jackmont Hospitality Inc., an Atlanta-based franchisee of 11 T.G.I. Friday’s restaurants. “Most of my customers are working-class people, so if we continue to lose jobs that ...

Register to view this article

It’s free but we need to know a little about you to continually improve our content.

Why Register?

Registering allows you to unlock a portion of our premium online content. You can access more in-depth stories and analysis, as well as news not found on any other website or any other media outlet. You also get free eNewsletters, blogs, real-time polls, archives and more.


Attention Print Subscribers:  While you have already been granted free access to NRN we ask that you register now. We promise it will only take a few minutes!

Questions about your account or how to access content? 

Contact: Desiree Torres Desiree.Torres@penton.com 

Already registered? here.