The owner of the Chattanooga restaurant called Chattanooga’s business community a “dire” place, and that he is considering moving to another city.
Joe Mancini, owner of Blue Ribbon Steakhouse, said he’s considering leaving Chattanooga in 2018.
“We have a lot of new competitors and a lot more competition.
But it’s tough to move to a new city.
It’s a tough thing for a business owner,” Mancinis said.
Mancini owns a business that rents out its food to restaurants and bars in Chattanooga and other Southern cities.
He said he has no plans to close his restaurant in Chattanooga.
“It’s hard to make a change in Chattanooga if you have to sell your business to someone else.
I just think it’s just a tough place,” he said.
Chattanooga’s business climate has become one of the most competitive in the country.
The state’s economy is expanding, but Mancinus said it is slow in recovering from the economic recession.
Mancinis’ restaurant, which has been in business for 15 years, is one of Chattanooga’s few remaining local businesses.
It’s been around for nearly half of that time, and has a loyal following.
Chattannons restaurant industry has been booming.
The state has more than doubled its total food service jobs in the past year, according to a 2015 study.