The NRN 50: Independent party

When people tell Randy Akerson they’re interested in opening their own restaurants, his initial reply is simple: “Don’t do it.” Akerson, who has run Burrito Bros. Taco Co. in Gainesville, Fla., for more than 30 years, explains why: “Too many people have no conception of the work involved.

“How do you feel about amateur and emergency plumbing?” he continues. “How do you feel about amateur and emergency electrical work? The paperwork requirements and the regulatory requirements grow

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