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Q&A with gsSCENE member Daniel Liberatore

Jan 11, 2012

Daniel Liberatore (Chick-fil-A)

What is your favorite lunch spot?
When I am not in my restaurant during lunch, I enjoy eating at various sushi restaurants. King Kong Sushi is probably one of my favorites though.

If you could have any super power what would it be, and what would you use it for?
This may sound silly, actually it’s probably not even a super power…I would love to have the ability to talk to animals. I always want to know what they are thinking (especially my two dogs). You know, like Dr. Doolittle!

If you could have any celebrity live next door to you who would it be and why?
Cal Ripken Jr. He has been my idol since I was a kid. He is the definition of perseverance and hard work. I would love to be able to be in the backyard and grill out some burgers and hot dogs with Cal.

What are your top 3 things to do or see in Myrtle Beach?
Bungie shot near the skywheel (no one will do it with me!), watch a Pelicans game, grow my restaurant to be one of the best in Myrtle Beach

If you played hooky for a day, where would we find you?
Probably either at home with my wife and two dogs or if there is a big sports game on I would be out with a group of friends watching that.

When people ask you what you do for a living, what do you tell them?
I operate a restaurant for one of the best companies in the world. Chick-fil-A has the best business model out there and I enjoy my role as an owner/operator working towards making our company better and better.

What do you think the best invention is in the past 50 years?
I would have to say tablets, like my Motorola XOOM. The portability and ease of use of a tablet makes working on the run easy. Plus they are a lot of fun to play with!

Who was your first Facebook friend?
I think it was my college roommate because we probably signed up together.

If Hollywood made a movie about your life, whom would you like to see play the lead role as you?
Kevin Costner