Rich Melman wins Prestigious James Beard Award: Outstanding Restaurateur

Rich Melman is, by any measure, a powerhouse in the Hospitality industry. So it is with great pleasure that we wholeheartedly congratulate Mr. Melman, Aria Group’s client of 22 years, on winning the James Beard Outstanding Restaurateur Award for 2011. This Award coincides with Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises, Inc., celebrating the 40th anniversary of opening its very first restaurant, R.J. Grunts, in June 1971.