Dinner and a show: Restaurants, movie theaters in tough economy

September 20, 2011

Dinner and a movie is a classic night out, but during slow economic times, you could argue that these activities are non-essential. Still, many of these businesses are doing well. At their annual kick-off event, members of the Economic Club of Phoenix heard from executives representing two Arizona-based companies that are thriving despite a daunting business climate. Russell Owens, president and CEO of Fox Restaurant Concepts, and Dan Harkins, CEO of the family-owned Harkins Theaters, explain how their companies do it.