Sitting in his office above the fudge shop, next to the haus his forefathers built, Geoff Schmidt explains his family’s uncomplicated management style for Schmidt’s Sausage Haus und Restaurant, a dining staple of German Village in Columbus, Ohio.“I don’t want to screw up what past ancestors have done,” he said. “My mission in life is to get it to the next generation, which is cool.” Year founded: company in 1886, restaurant in 1967 Founder: ...

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