2014 Norman Award: J. Patrick Doyle

2014 Norman Award: J. Patrick Doyle

The annual Norman Award recognizes restaurant executives for their extraordinary leadership skills and ability to inspire and mentor future leaders, as epitomized by Norman Brinker, the industry icon who died in 2009. This year's winner will be celebrated along with the 2014 Golden Chain honorees during the MUFSO conference, Oct. 5-7 in Dallas.

It takes one set of skills to admit things aren’t working behind the closed doors of a boardroom, but it takes an entirely different quality to admit failure on national television — and that is courage.

J. Patrick Doyle, president and chief executive of Domino’s Pizza Inc., and this year’s Norman Award winner from Nation’s Restaurant News, embodies that quality.

The annual Norman Award was created five years ago to recognize restaurant executives for their extraordina

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