The Power List 2015: No. 3 Steve Ells

The Power List 2015: No. 3 Steve Ells

NRN presents The Power List 2015, its second annual list of the most powerful people in foodservice. This year’s list focuses on leaders who hold the power to change the industry landscape as we know it.

Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. has been flying high lately, with double-digit increases in traffic and three brands with plenty of room for growth.

Positioned in the pilot’s seat is founder, chairman and co-CEO Steve Ells, a Culinary Institute of America graduate who two decades ago decided to reinvent the notion of quick-service food with the launch of Chipotle.

While Ells would likely argue there is much change needed within the industry, Chipotle has certainly se

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