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The Power 20

This year's 20 elite leaders of the restaurant industry

The Power 20

Oak Hill Capital Partners

The investment firm returned to the restaurant industry in 2017 with its acquisition of Checkers & Rally’s for $525 million from another private-equity firm, Sentinel Capital.

The Power 20

Jennifer Jasinski

After traveling coast to coast under the tutelage of Wolfgang Puck, Jennifer Jasinski planted herself in Denver, a market where she thought she could make a...

The Bartolotta brothers made last year’s Power 20 list of local leaders for the popular network of restaurants they’ve built in their home state. Since,...

Tiny Bentonville, population a shade under 40,000, isn’t exactly a restaurant desert. Plenty of chain eateries dot the landscape—a landscape shaped...

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...

The Fuddruckers and Macaroni Grill creator and longtime restaurateur made the list not for the reasons some may think. His current venture, 15-acre Trinity...

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...

The thirty-something restaurateur’s Husk and Minero have outgrown their Charleston, S.C. digs, now branching out with locations in Nashville, Tenn., and...

Meet the family dynasties leading restaurants into a new generation.

In Chicago’s competitive dining scene, it takes more than good food to be the name on both foodies’ and fellow restaurateurs’ lips. It takes a...

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