The Power List: No. 10 Sam Su

The Power List: No. 10 Sam Su

Part of the annual NRN 50 special report, The Power List profiles the 50 most powerful people who are leading and shaping change in the restaurant industry, as chosen by Nation’s Restaurant News.

At Yum! Brands Inc.’s annual investor conference in December, chairman and chief executive David Novak started the day with the familiar Yum cheer: “Give me a Y! Give me a U! Give me an M! What’s that spell? Yum! Yum! Yum!”

He said the cheer was more important in tougher years — and 2013 was indeed a tough year for the Louisville, Ky.-based parent of KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut. Despite a relatively strong performance in the United States, the comp

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