Like Father, Like Son, As 29 Family Members Work At Restaurant Chain

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If employees stick around for decades, the employer is probably doing something right. And if their children get jobs there too, it's probably doing something special. The steakhouse chain Smith & Wollensky can boast 29 fathers and sons out of the 200 employees at its New York location, reports Crain's New York Business. In the restaurant industry, where turnover is notoriously speedy, that's something of a miracle.

"We have 20 guys with one thing on their resumes -- Smith & Wollensky -- and I'm one of them," said General Manager Tommy Hart. The parent-child tradition began with its founder Alan Stillman, who in 1965 was a New York bachelor, "looking to meet girls," so founded the city's first singles bar.