Danny Meyer is an American Restaurateur and entrepreneur. He is most famous as CEO and founder of restaurant group Union Square Hospitality Group. He is also the founder of fastest-growing food chains named Shake Shack.
Danny Meyer Biography And Net Worth
|Net Worth $400 M|
|Full Name Daniel Meyer|
|Birth Date 14 March 1958|
|Age 64 years|
|Birthplace St. Louis, Missouri, United States|
|Profession Entrepreneur, Restaurateur, Author, Investor|
|Zodiac Sign Pisces|
|Spouse Audrey Rayelyn Heffernan|
|Active Years 1985-Present|
Danny Meyer Personal Life
Daniel Meyer was born in second largest city of Missouri state St. Louis in United States. He was born on 14 March 1958. He was born in a reformed Jewish household. His grandfather was a well-known businessman and philanthropist named Irving B. Harris. he attended John Burrough High School. He earned his Bachelor’s in Political Sciences from Connecticut based Trinity College Hartford in 1980. He grew up in a family that relished great food and hospitality.
In 1984, he gained his first restaurant experience at an Italian sea-food restaurant called Pesca. It was located in New York city. He further studied cooking as a culinary stagiaire in Italy and France. Danny is married to Audrey Rayelyn Heffernan since 1988. The couple has four children together. They currently reside in New York City.
Danny Meyer Career
Danny opened his first flagship restaurant of his never-ending food chain in 1985, named Union Square Café. This led his way to a lifelong career in hospitality and food business. His first café then turned into a giant conglomerate becoming Union Square Hospitality Group. It has become the leading restaurant group in New York. It is known for its acclaimed restaurants namely: Gramercy Tavern, Eleven Madison Park, Terrace 5, Café 2, Shake Shack, Blue Smoke, Maialino, and more.
During COVID-19 pandemic, Danny shut all his franchises and criticized restaurants that were still open. He announced eliminating tipping system from all of his restaurants. This resulted in a staff deficit in his restaurants and rise in food prices immediately. He wrote four books namely: The Union Square Cafe Cookbook, Helpings from Union Square Café, New York Times best seller Setting the Table and lastly a cocktail cookbook, Mix Shake Stir.
Danny uses culture to drive scale in all his dining destinations. The restaurant group USHG now extends beyond the walls of its eateries. Other subsidiaries are: Union Square Events and investment firm Enlightened Hospitality Investments. Apart from them, Danny is also the founder of roadside burger restaurant chain Shake Shack. Founded in 2004, Shake Shack currently operates across in the United States, and in 12 additional countries across Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. As of August 2022, Danny posted on his twitter account that he is stepping down as CEO and Executive chairman of the group.
Danny Meyer Net Worth
As of 2022, Danny Meyer has a net worth of $400 million. His main sources of income are sales & profit of different restaurant chains, royalty from his published books, and return on his investments. He has major shares in his companies. He also made wealth from salaries as CEO, President and Chairman.
Danny Meyer Body Features
|Height 5 ft 11 inch|
|Weight 80 kg|
|Eye Color Black|
|Hair Color Grayish White|