The Power List: No. 4 Neal Aronson

The Power List: No. 4 Neal Aronson

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.

Neal K. Aronson, founder and managing partner of Roark Capital Group, has over the past dozen years built the private equity firm into a restaurant investment powerhouse known for acquiring, holding and building its brands.

Since founding the Atlanta-based firm in 2001, Aronson has added 14 restaurant brands to the firm’s investment portfolio, including last year’s additions of CKE Inc., parent to the Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s quick-service brands, and Mill

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