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Why the Founder of This Once-Buzzy Salad Chain Had to Rethink Everything

The industry is at a place where you can't just excel at one or two things. You have to be good at everything.

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This story appears in the July 2017 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

It’s 9 a.m. on a cool spring day on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, where the staff of the 71st Street location of Just Salad is about to be put through the wringer. Nick Kenner, the restaurant chain’s 36-year-old founder, is joining the team for the day. They’re standing in a circle, summer-camp style, running through introductions and icebreakers. “My passion has always been about operation, speed and throughput,” Kenner says when it’s his turn. 

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