The Power List 2015: No. 5 Don Thompson

The Power List 2015: No. 5 Don Thompson

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.

McDonald’s isn’t just the country’s largest restaurant chain; it dwarfs all the others. If you compare its annual domestic sales to those of the next three top-selling chains — Subway, Starbucks Coffee and Burger King — McDonald’s still outsold them all by more than $3 billion in 2013, according to NRN’s Top 100 data.

But the Golden Arches have lost some luster since Don Thompson took over as

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