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Individuals influencing the direction of the restaurant industry


The Power 20

Think your job is a challenging? The industry leaders that made our inaugural power list have faced some big mountains in their tenure and scaled them masterfully.


Pop-up puts service to the test

Michael Mina has built an empire operating higher-end restaurants. But the next concept on tap for him is a bit different than the rest-it isn't a restaurant.

The transition to the second generation of Melmans took a big step forward.

Boyd Hoback oversees two successful chains, including a rare exception to the downturn in casual dining. So who is he?

After serving one company for 36 years, the former Panera Bread chief has some definite ideas about what a chain leader should be.

The executive who worked magic at Popeyes would be the ideal chief for a brand just starting its searching for a leader: Taco Bell.

The chain has tapped former The Habit executive Matt Hood for the top post.

Attention, Wall Street Occupiers: The sort of corporate conscience you’re demanding isn't alien to the restaurant business, as the trade’s leaders will be reminded at the 2012 Restaurant Leadership Conference.

Denny’s CEO John Miller kicked off this year’s Restaurant Leadership Conference with a call on the executives in attendance to suspend competitive considerations and end childhood hunger as an industry.

The New Orleans culinary scene reflects on the impact of one of its most celebrated chefs.

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