Consumer >> CEO Interviews >> April 11, 2005

Michael Weinstein – Ark Restaurants Corporation (arkr)

MICHAEL WEINSTEIN is President and CEO of Ark Restaurants Corp. He began his career as a restaurateur in 1975 when he opened the Museum Caf on the Upper West Side in New York City. He gradually grew his business into what is now the publicly owned Ark Restaurants Corp., which he launched in 1982. Through its subsidiaries, Ark owns and operates 22 restaurants and bars, 26 fast food concepts, catering operations, and wholesale and retail bakeries. Profile
TWST: Could we begin with a brief historical sketch of Ark Restaurants

and a picture of things as they are now?

Mr. Weinstein: The company went public approximately 20 years ago in