Chefs and Restaurants

Restaurant Owners Share How They Landed the Cash to Start Their Businesses

Julekha Dash

When Jason Berry hit up investors to open his first restaurant, Succotash, the Wharton MBA graduate and former chief operating officer of Rosa Mexicano didn’t anticipate facing too many hurdles given his industry experience. 

“I called friends and friends of friends,” Berry says. “It was an interesting and stressful time in my life.” Though the entrepreneur did receive a bank loan, he and his husband/business partner...