Ones to Watch: Karim Webb, owner, PCF Restaurant Management LLC
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Ones to Watch: Lynsi Snyder, president, In-N-Out Burger
Ones to Watch: Elizabeth Smith, CEO, Bloomin' Brands Inc.
Ones to Watch: Micky Pant, CEO, Yum! Restaurants China
Yum! Restaurants China
Ones to Watch: Lenny Comma, chairman and CEO, Jack in the Box Inc.
Jack in the Box Inc.
Ones to Watch: Bill Chait, restaurateur, Sprout LA
Ones to Watch: Dawn Sweeney, president and CEO, National Restaurant Association
Ones to Watch: Ron Shaich, founder, chairman and CEO, Panera Bread Co.
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Influencer: Tim Ryan, president, The Culinary Institute of America
Influencer: Andy Puzder, CEO, CKE Restaurants Inc.
Dealmaker: James Walsh, global head of consumer investment banking, Jefferies LLC
Dealmaker: Guillermo Perales, founder, president and CEO, Sun Holdings Inc.
Dealmaker: Nelson Peltz, CEO and founding partner, Trian Fund Management LP
Dealmaker: Greg Flynn, founder, chairman and CEO, Flynn Restaurant Group LP
Dealmaker: Steve Case, founder and partner, Revolution Growth
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Dealmaker: Alex Behring, co-founder, managing partner, 3G Capital; Chairman, Restaurant Brands International
Heavy Hitter: Sally Smith, president and CEO, Buffalo Wild Wings Inc.
Buffalo Wild Wings Inc.
Heavy Hitter: John Miller, president and CEO, Denny’s Corp.
Heavy Hitter: Gene Lee, president and CEO, Darden Restaurants Inc.
Darden Restaurants Inc.
Heavy Hitter: Dan Cathy, Chairman, president and CEO, Chick-fil-A Inc.
Heavy Hitter: Cheryl Bachelder, CEO, Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen Inc.
Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen Inc.
Disruptors: Tim Young and Scott Drummond, co-founders, Eatsa
Disruptor: Steve Ells, Founder, chairman and co-CEO, Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc.
Disruptor: Prehar Shah, head of business development, DoorDash Inc.
Disruptor: John Mackey, co-founder and co-CEO, Whole Foods Market Inc.
Whole Foods Market Inc.
Disruptor: Holger Luedorf, Senior vice president of business development, Postmates Inc.
Disruptor: Gus Lopez, general manager of Amazon Restaurants, Amazon.com Inc.
Disruptor: Joseph DePinto, CEO, 7-Eleven Inc.
Groundbreakers: Nathaniel Ru, Jonathan Neman, Nicolas Jammet, co-founders, Sweetgreen
Groundbreakers: Mario Del Pero and Ellen Chen, co-founders, Mendocino Farms
Groundbreakers: Erik Oberholtzer, Matt Lyman and David Dressler, co-founders, Tender Greens
Groundbreaker: Nick Kokonas, founder and CEO, Tock
Groundbreakers: Sam Fox, founder and CEO, Fox Restaurant Concepts
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Groundbreaker: Paul Brown, CEO, Arby’s Restaurant Group Inc.
Arby’s Restaurant Group Inc.
Tastemaker: Alice Waters, chef, restaurateur, advocate, Chez Panisse/The Edible Schoolyard Project
Tastemaker: Amanda Cohen, chef and owner, Dirt Candy
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Tastemaker: Roy Choi, chef and restaurateur, Kogi BBQ Taco Truck, Chego! and Alibi Room
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Tastemaker: Sean Brock, chef and restaurateur, McGrady’s and Husk
Tastemaker: Anthony Bourdain, chef, restaurateur, TV personality
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Tastemaker: Dan Barber, executive chef and co-owner, Blue Hill and Blue Hill at Stone Barns
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No. 10: David Chang, chef and founder, Momofuku Group
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No. 9: Neal Aronson, founder and managing partner, Roark Capital Group
Roark Capital Group
No. 8: Greg Creed, CEO, Yum! Brands Inc.
Yum! Brands Inc.
No. 7: Julia Stewart, chairman and CEO, DineEquity Inc.
No. 6: Kevin Vasconi, executive vice president and chief information officer, Domino’s Pizza Inc.
Domino's Pizza Inc.
No. 5: Thomas Keller, chef and restaurateur, The French Laundry, Per Se
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No. 4: Mary Kay Henry, president, Service Employees International Union
No. 3: Howard Schultz, chairman and CEO, Starbucks Corp.
No. 2: Steve Easterbrook, CEO, McDonald's Corp.
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No. 1: Danny Meyer, founder, Shake Shack; CEO, Union Square Hospitality Group LLC