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vetripicture1.jpgMarc Vetri discusses the pros and cons of expanding an empire, and why he decided to take a slower route to opening new spots. Interestingly, Vetri said the rise in food media is what brought new opportunities his way, and that he talks things over with the old guard (John Besh, Barbara Lynch, Paul Kahan, José Andrés) before jumping into something new. "Wolfgang Puck was basically the only guy who had multiple places. The main goal for most chefs was just to have their own single place. That was the Mac Daddy, all you cared about doing." [-EN-]