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Dan Sachs

Academic Degrees

Bachelor of Arts, Harvard College, 1990
Grand Diplôme, La Vareene Ecole De Cuisine, 1986

Teaching and Research Interests

Hospitality Management and Leadership
Restaurant Entrepreneurship
Empathy in Business


Dan Sachs is a senior instructor in the Department of Management & Entrepreneurship​. He teaches classes on entrepreneurship and service leadership. Sachs is the founder and owner of the BIN 36 restaurant and wine brand. After successfully opening the first restaurant in 1999, the wine brand was established in 2005 and grew to distribution of more than 10,000 cases in a combination of domestic and international sales.

Currently, Sachs consults on hospitality operations for private equity firms, large hotel companies and live entertainment on hospitality operations. His experience working with executive teams as well as on the “front lines” makes him uniquely qualified to translate a strategic vision into executable daily operations. Sachs also offers his perspective to ownership interested in leveraging food and beverage as an amenity to bolster larger business interests.

Sachs' knowledge of food, wine and restaurant operations have been recognized nationally. He has been a featured speaker for Nation’s Restaurant News, the National Restaurant Association, Food & Wine magazine as well as at a number of Chicago events. Recently, Sachs published the book The Million Dollar Greeting, which focuses on integrating hospitality practices across the service economy. He is currently working on a project that looks at empathy traits in business.