Super interesting. As a customer, do you book a table or a specific menu? And does the restaurant offer the flexibility to change your order once at the table? This seems great from the point of view of the restaurant, but can only work with very popular places. For others, I would worry that the lack of flexibility would deter customers from committing.
First of all, your post made me hungry 🙂
I could see this concept declined for French food – nothing in the description of the business and operating models seems to go against that. You could very well have French fashion along with boulangeries and high-end French products. Do you see any reason why this does not exist?
Btw, on that topic, I really like the book “Smartest kids in the world: and how they got that way” by Amanda Ripley
Very interesting post, Dan. Indeed, the US ought to dramatically raise the level of its students pre-college if it intends to compete with some of the top nations in terms of scholastic achievements (Singapore, Korea, Finland, Poland, France). I am glad to see that some schools try to tackle this problem. I read that the kids’ performance mostly depends on how they allocate their time outside of school. I see from your post that Success Academy Charter Schools lengthen the day of class and increase the number of school days per year; is there anything else that you think they could do along these lines to help increase achievements? Have they, for example, involved parents in creating an environment outside the classroom that is conducive to learning?