The Power 20

This year's 20 elite leaders of the restaurant industry

The Power 20

Power 20 2015: Dynasties

Meet the family dynasties leading restaurants into a new generation.

The Power 20

Brendan Sodikoff

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...

The San Francisco-based private-equity firm launched its middle-market and growth-equity platform, called TPG Growth, in 2007; it has recently become one of the more active investors in the country with holdings such as Airbnb and Spotify—as well as a major player in the restaurant space.

Maybe you saw the pictures of President Obama hosting a roundtable dubbed the “sandwich summit” at Taylor Gourmet back in 2012? Or heard about him...

The private-equity group has been relatively quiet in recent years, despite the currently active state of the merger and acquisition environment in the restaurant industry.

Richard MelmanChicago, Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises“There are a few: The Boka Restaurant Group with Kevin Boehm, Rob Katz and team and One Off...

Boca Raton, Fla.-based Sun Capital has been pretty quiet of late, making few moves to buy new concepts. Still, it remains a major investor in the industry.

Jose Andres transitioned from high-end chef to business-minded restaurateur with ThinkFoodGroup. Granted, he's still a cook, but he often trades in his chef...

The New York-based firm is one of the country’s biggest and best-known private-equity firms, and it has taken a keen interest in the restaurant business over the years.


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