Ihave been in the restaurant business since I opened David’s Cookies with my brother David Liederman in the 1970s. After that launch, I opened The New York Restaurant School in 1978. Eventually, I sold the school and opened Mickey Mantle’s Restaurant, the first theme restaurant in New York City. Then, after running Mantle’s for almost 20 years, I opened Burgers and Cupcakes, at 265W. 23rd St. I call myself a “mom and pop” restaurateur because I have operated only one unit ...

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