Tilman J. Fertitta
We don’t use consultants at Landry’s. We’re our consultants.
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 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.
Everybody wants to be led. Except for me. I want to lead.
I’m there for my friends, and I’d like to think I’m there for my employees.
I can’t draw a stick person. I can’t play a musical instrument. But I’ve always had a knack for making money.
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.
You’ve got to stay strong to be strong in tough times.