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The Power 20

This year's 20 elite leaders of the restaurant industry

The Power 20 Articles

Change agents facing the greatest challenges in the restaurant industry today.

Meet the family dynasties leading restaurants into a new generation.

2016: LOCAL LEADERSEntrepreneurs developing the local dining scene, setting trends and standing out.Rob Apple & Tom WaltonJoe & Paul BartolottaLeslie...

Stephen Starr likens running restaurants to producing theater, where everything from the staff-and-guest rapport to the background music and lighting must be...

In May, SBE, the hotelier behind restaurants Katsuya and The Bazaar, spun off its food and beverage arm under the name Disruptive Restaurant Group to grow...

When Mario Batali opened Babbo in 1998, his plan was not to launch dozens of restaurants. So what drove the growth of the Italian group? A longtime sous chef...

Often compared to fellow Seattle MCO Tom Douglas, Ethan and Angela Stowell—who Douglas told Restaurant Business last year he’s got his eye on—have...

Rick Bayless’ Frontera Restaurants is one of the smaller MCOs in this year’s Power 20—nine concepts comprising 14 locations, mostly in Bayless’ home...

CEO John Bettin contends Tavistock Restaurant Collection restaurants are recognized by their “true hospitality—different than great service, although we...

The only public company on this list, Ark Restaurants is approached about once a quarter by investment bankers to go private, said CEO Michael Weinstein in...