South Florida, by its very nature, is a transient part of the world. Snowbirds -- both human and avian -- migrate south when the weather turns cold up north, and people come from all parts of the world to spend a week, a month, or a few years, then move on.
All photos by Laine Doss Chef-owners, Bryce Statham and Baron Skorish celebrate 17 years of Blue Moon Fish Company.
So, for a restaurant to have staying power, it must overcome this challenge by having a great location to attract both locals and tourists, good value, and delicious food. Still, a restaurant is always a gamble. The Perry Group, an international restaurant consulting firm, found that "the majority of restaurants usually fail in the first year. Of those restaurants and foodservice businesses that made it beyond a year, 70% failed within the next 3 to 5 years."
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