Dominick's heirs put their money where their mouth is
from Crain's Chicago Business
How many meals does it take to become Rick Bayless' first outside investment partner? At least 35, estimates Tony Owen, who along with his brother, Jay Owen, leads Chicago investment firm Dom Capital. They spent three years courting Bayless and Frontera Foods CEO Manny Valdes, starting with a lunch at Frontera Grill and a dinner at Balena in Lincoln Park, and hopscotching to Maialino in New York and Mendocino Farms in Los Angeles, before sketching out a deal on a napkin at Il Buco in New York.
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