Thanks to good food, hard work, and caring about customers, many family businesses, such as restaurants, can make it through the worst of times.
Often, the parents who struggle in the food business don't want their children to have to do it. Instead they dream that the second generation become doctors or lawyers. That''s what Ted Skiadiotis, who now owns family business Skidders Restaurant, in St. Petersburg, Fla., tells Good Magazine. Although Skiadiotis pitched in and helped out in the restaurant most of his youth, he never expected that to be his life's calling. Well, that's what it has become. He is finding satisfaction where he didn't expect it, such as developing new pancake recipes or making medallions of ostrich.