Owners Rumors

Tilman Fertitta was among a group of restaurant executives and industry leaders at the White House for a meeting with the president and several key members of his administration. During the meeting, which featured a lively exchange between Trump and the Houston restaurateur — who the president referred to as “a friend of mine for a long time” — Fertitta said he initially received a paycheck protection loan, but returned it after he realized “I would’ve been that billionaire that took the money from the little business.”