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The Power List Reader Picks

The most influential restaurant CEOs in the country, according to Nation’s Restaurant News readers

Every year, Nation’s Restaurant News editors select industry executives for The Power List. This year, our list focused on leadership, and we invited our picks to nominate outstanding leaders from within their companies to join the list as well. It included restaurant CEOs, chefs, store managers and others in the industry who are leading with impact and innovation.

But we also always want to hear who you think deserves recognition in the industry, which is where our Reader Picks come in.

We asked you, our readers, to tell us who you think is leading well in the restaurant industry. You responded with over 500 executives, operators, chefs and more from restaurants, vendors and firms across the country. It was our largest response yet.

For 2021, we received more submissions than ever before. We’ve broken it down into five categories; in addition to restaurant CEOs, you can meet other restaurant executives, chefs, operators and other providers, and those who work in non-commercial foodservice.

Take a look through these Reader Picks at your peers who are leading well in the restaurant industry.

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