Richard Melman

Richard Melman

If Richard Melman turns his attention away from a business project to focus on something entirely new, don’t be alarmed.

It probably just means the first venture is already a success.

That’s been the longtime pattern for the founder and chairman of Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises, the Chicago-based company with nearly 80 restaurants representing more than 30 brands. Since founding R.J. Grunts, a burger joint in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood in 1971, Melman has continually

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