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Recipe For Success

Restaurateur John Marx has made his mark on dining experiences throughout Vero Beach.

John Marx with labradoodle Maddy sitting in the courtyard of the Polo Grill. “Dining out is a very social experience,” he says.

John Marx with labradoodle Maddy sitting in the courtyard of the Polo Grill. “Dining out is a very social experience,” he says.

Anyone who has lived in Vero Beach for any length of time has seen restaurants come and go. Ask restaurateur John Marx the recipe for a successful venture and he will tell you that it’s all about the formula. “I have an unbelievable fascination for how business operates,” he says. “The business model is systems-driven. You can’t see the systems but behind every successful business is a formula that works.”

John exudes a quiet charm and bonhomie, but don’t let his unassuming demeanor fool you. He is a powerhouse of business acumen, having been at the helm of three of Vero Beach’s most longstanding and successful businesses – Chelsea’s, Lemon Tree and most recently, the Polo Grill which he has, incidentally, owned twice.

Read the entire article in the Summer 2013 issue