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Since 1971, Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises, Inc. (LEYE) has maintained a sense of humor and enjoyment while creating high quality, successful restaurants. Read on to learn where it all started.

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Rich Melman, Chairman of the Board and Founder

Richard Melman is Founder and Chairman of Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises, a Chicago-based corporation that owns over 100 restaurants nationwide. The restaurant business has been Melman's life work, beginning with his early days in a family owned restaurant…

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One of the keys to Founder, Rich Melman's success is surrounding himself with the right people. At Lettuce we have over 55 partners who own and operate our restaurants or manage our corporate programs. Check out who they are and what made them a success.

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