Many restaurateurs are eager to take a successful establishment and expand to another location.
But it took a long time before Raymond Badach and Joanne Ricci, co-founders of Raymond's in Montclair, were convinced that they should open a second spot.
"We always thought we were creating a concept that would translate well at other places," Ricci said, "and that someday we would open another one." But over the years, "nothing seemed right."
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