Doug McKendrick Reflects on 20 Years of Stability and Success

October 26, 2015

When Doug McKendrick heard the voice of Karen Bremer, the executive director of the Georgia Restaurant Association, on the other end of the line, his thoughts immediately flashed to the future. He’s 72 now, with a career that dates back to the days when disco was still king, and yet the moment didn’t quite feel right. “My first thoughts were, ‘Are you asking me to retire? I’m not ready to quit yet,” McKendrick says with a laugh.

On November 1, McKendrick, the owner of the Atlanta landmark McKendrick’s Steak House, will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 9th Annual…