Chefs, What Would It Take to Sell Yourselves to a Major Corporation?
I would have to really like the major corporation. Money and peace of mind do not always go hand in hand.
A heavy-duty contract stating that I can run things my way but with a major corporation's residuals.
Complete control and tons -- absolutely tons -- of money.
A financial obligation on their behalf for a garden to produce real food, period. I don't want a manipulated compensation package, I want people to eat real food. Give me a plot to richly thicken with vegetables, herbs, and greens and we will go to town.
If given the opportunity to realize 1,000 units nationwide and accelerate the growth of Jamburritos Cajun Grille by teaming up with a larger corporation, I would want to be certain that our company values matched and that key role players including myself, my CMO, my CFO, and key managers were given key positions. I would also ask for a fair market price for the business and retain at least 51 percent of the corporation.