” You can put the greatest seafood restaurant next to an average steak house in an urban area, and that steak house will do more business than the seafood place. If you go to the water, you can put an average seafood place next to the greatest steak house, and people are going to eat seafood. “


” I buy things that are good properties that I’m going to have forever. I just don’t have any intention to sell anything. I believe you acquire good assets and you keep them and operate them. “


” You’ve got to stay strong to be strong in tough times. “


” When you’re public, you’re at the mercy of the markets. You can be doing extremely well, but if the markets are in the tank or your industry is in the tank, you don’t get rewarded for it. “


” I always ask candidates two things: ‘How many times have you been fired?’ and, ‘Do you watch your clock when it’s time to go? Do you look at your phone? Do you look at your watch? “


” Everybody notices if you’re the last one in in the morning and the first one to go in the evening. Always remember that as an employee. “


” When you have to stay late, you stay late, and when you don’t have to stay late, you go home. But, you do whatever it takes to get the job done that day. “


” As much as you need to know your operations, if you don’t understand the finance side and how to do the business, you’re never going to be successful. So you might be the best operator or visionary, but if you don’t understand the finance side… I’m successful because I know the finance side, but I also know operations, it’s not an accident. “


” I know how to finance something. It’s easier today because, as you’re more successful, everybody wants to do deals with you. But even in the beginning, when I took Landry’s public, I owned 100 percent of it. I never had investors or anything. I was just always able to find a way to do it. “


” I must have a God-given talent, which is the ability to multitask, plus I have great retention. I’m not the smartest guy, but I know how to do what I know how to do. I can handle things, and I don’t have a lot of highs and lows. Sure, I might do some things for drama, but I’m not really upset. If you get hit across the head, you must move on. “


” People throw in the towel because they don’t know how to fight. You’d be surprised how much fight you have in you if you just do it. “


” I ask people what they do in sales, how much money they made last year, what their cost of sales is, and they don’t even know. If you don’t know your numbers, you’re going out of business. I don’t care how good your product is. “


” If you don’t change and mix things up, you’re going to get run over. One of the things we preach is change, change, change. “



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