Every year, Nation’s Restaurant News editors select influential industry insiders for The Power List. This year, our list focused on people who are evolving the restaurant industry through fresh ideas and game-changing approaches to leadership, workforce, equity and inclusion, investment, restaurant technology, supply chain, growth models and more.
But we also always want to know who our readers think deserve recognition in the industry, which is where our Reader Picks program comes in.
We asked you to tell us who you think has big ideas for the restaurant industry. You responded with nearly 400 executives, operators, chefs and more from restaurants, suppliers and associations across the country. We’ve broken them down into four categories; in addition to the restaurant CEOs here, you can meet other restaurant executives; chefs; and suppliers and other providers.
Take a look through this gallery to see CEOs your peers think are leading well in the restaurant industry.