Lorri Mealey

  • Co-owner of three different restaurants
  • Wrote about diverse restaurant and food topics, including choosing a restaurant location, pricing menus, ordering equipment, and managing cash flow


Lorri Mealey is a former writer for About.com (now Dotdash) who contributed more than 250 articles on the restaurant industry and food trends. She has worked in all facets of the restaurant business, from hostess to owner.

About The Balance Small Business and Dotdash

The Balance Small Business makes launching and managing your own business easy. It is home to experts who provide clear, practical advice on entrepreneurship and management. Whether you’re just starting up or you want to take your company to the next level, The Balance Small Business will answer your questions and turn your business dreams into reality.

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