The Power 20

This year's 20 elite leaders of the restaurant industry

The Power 20

The Power 20: Emerging Leaders

For this year’s Power 20 list, RB sought to recognize the next wave of great restaurant leaders. We gathered nominations from current executives and did some groundwork of our own to identify these 20 standouts, whose careers are on the rise thanks to their accomplishments across many areas of the business.

The Power 20

Power 20

It’s rare for a new menu item to reverse the fortunes of a restaurant brand in the way that zucchini noodles did for Noodles & Co. last summer.

It’s ironic that the father of California cuisine is enjoying his biggest headlines in recent memory for a New York City restaurant. But this latest...

Ask restaurateurs which modern restaurant company they admire, and many will name Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group. Ask Danny Meyer, and he is...

Perhaps no investor in growth chains has been as active in the restaurant space in recent years as L Catterton.

While Paul Prudhomme and Emeril were igniting a passion for Cajun and Creole cooking with TV audiences, John Folse was more quietly spreading the word. His...

At last year’s Restaurant Leadership Conference, Chip Conley, former head of global hospitality for Airbnb, attributed this piece of advice he received to...

Rome wasn’t built in a day, and neither was Paul and Joe Bartolotta’s Wisconsin restaurant empire. It started with Ristorante Bartolotta in Wauwatosa,...

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

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