Transition plans should be made years in advance
By Pat Stanton, Jeff Dalebroux
Rob and Laura Gordon opened their first restaurant, Top Five Dishes, in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood in 1984. The business now has 15 locations across Illinois and more than 600 employees. The Gordons' whole family has worked for Top Five. The oldest son, Barry, played a key role in the expansion of the business downstate—selecting locations, managing construction and supervis...
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