Gus Lopez of Amazon Restaurants

Gus Lopez, general manager of Amazon Restaurants for Amazon.com Inc., left.

The Power List 2016: Gus Lopez

NRN presents The Power List 2016, our third annual list of the most powerful people in foodservice. The Disruptors on the list are power players placing the restaurant industry on notice in areas such as delivery and food preparation.

It sounds familiar: Amazon.com bursts onto the scene with a new platform sure to reshape an established industry’s landscape, probably forever.

Luckily for independent restaurants, the company’s latest endeavor — a digital-ordering and delivery service — should work out better for them than it did for independent bookstores.

Founded more than 20 years ago, the Web-commerce giant last September

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