Matt Cahn opened Middle Child to celebrate the nostalgia of the sandwich counter lifestyle. Now with two locations, it has become so much more.
What restaurant are you always excited to get back to?
There is only one restaurant. It's Palizzi Social Club. No other restaurants exist.
How did you end up in your industry?
I quit my job in advertising, skipped town, and moved to Bumfuck, Colorado. I got a job flipping burgers to support my skiing habit. I'd wake up, ski the mountain before the lifts even opened, and ski straight into work. The rest, as they say, was history.
First piece of music you ever purchased?
Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness by The Smashing Pumpkins.
What has been your favorite, or must useful, purchase this year?
My girlfriend bought me an 8-feet-tall Smiley Face to keep me happy during the pandemic. I also bought a new pair of hair clippers for the first time in ten years. I like cutting my own hair now. It's a much more exciting experience when there's a chance it won't turn out well.
Who is someone you admire right now?
Forever and always, my Dad. As a business owner and a human being.