Clockwise from top left Dave Thomas of Wendy39s Norman Brinker of Chili39s Ruth Fertel of Ruth39s Chris Steakhouse Ted Fowler of Golden Corral Corp Peggy Cherng of Panda Restaurant Group Inc Fred DeLuca of Golden Corral Corp and S Truett Cathy of ChickfilA Inc

Clockwise from top left: Dave Thomas of Wendy's, Norman Brinker of Chili's, Ruth Fertel of Ruth's Chris Steakhouse, Ted Fowler of Golden Corral Corp, Peggy Cherng of Panda Restaurant Group Inc., Fred DeLuca of Golden Corral Corp. and S. Truett Cathy of Chick-fil-A Inc.

NRN honors 5 decades of foodservice leadership

NRN celebrates its 50th anniversary with a look back at the industry.

Through Nation’s Restaurant News’ five decades, foodservice industry executives have shared their wisdom about success and growth — both professionally and personally — for our audience to emulate and learn from.

These leaders have left their sizable imprints on brands that have become household names, and left career milestones for their successors to follow. 

From Ruth Fertel of Ruth’s Chris Steak House, to Dave Thomas of Wendy’s and

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