When Nakia Stith took over her father's business, Top of the Clock, as
president and CEO, it wasn't easy. It took hard work and a new vision
to get the company out of the red and build it into a thriving firm
offering top-notch security and personal safety management to
corporations and banks. Here, Stith tells TNJ.com how she did it.
According to online research derived from the Nat'l Restaurant
Association, "30% of new restaurants fail in the first year, and of those
that survive, another 30% close in the next two years." But judging by
restaurateur Brad Johnson’s 30-plus year run in the business, there’s
hope yet. Here, we caught up with Johnson for a little Q&A about the ins and
outs of the restaurant business, running a restaurant in NY vs. LA, and
the infamous G-word.