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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.

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.

As the mother of the farm-to-table movement in Atlanta, Quatrano helped generate a market for locally sourced ingredients by growing her Star Provisions...

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

While there are other fast casuals that tout sandwiches made with artisan breads and farm-sourced ingredients, Mendocino Farms’ chef-driven selections aim...

This international firm is the investment arm of the billionaire Reimann family business, based in Luxembourg.

Referring to herself as a “strategic nutjob,” the fashion-designer-turned-tattoo-shop-owner-turned-restaurateur sees foodservice as another medium for...

The New York-based private-equity firm has been acquiring both growth chains and larger concepts, as well as franchisees.

AlabamaNick PihakisJim 'N Nick's Bar-B-QueAlaskaLaura Cole229 ParksArizonaSilvana Salcido EsparzaBarrio Café, Barrio Café Gran Reserva, Barrio...

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