Most Influential Restaurant Industry Executives in Georgia

Posted By: Sarah Thorson GRA News , Restaurant Industry News ,

Every year, Nation’s Restaurant News editors select industry executives for The Power List. This year, the list focused on leadership, and they invited their 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. The Georgia Restaurant Association congratulates the following Georgia Chefs, Restaurant Executives and GRA President + CEO, Karen Bremer!

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

Kevin Gillespie, Owner/Chef/Cookbook Author/Speaker, Red Beard Restaurants

Gerry Klaskala, Chef and Owner, Aria

John C. Metz, Executive chef, co-founder and CEO of Marlow’s Tavern, Sterling Hospitality/ Marlow's Tavern

David & Jennifer Scarbrough, Chef & Owners, The LOCAL at the Lankford

Doug Turbush, Owner/Chef, Seed Hospitality Group

Joey Ward, Executive Chef and Owner, Southern Belle/ Georgia Boy

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The most influential solutions providers and operators in the country, according to Nation’s Restaurant News readers

Karen Bremer, CEO, Georgia Restaurant Association

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

Scott Deviney, CEO, Chicken Salad Chick

Daryl Dollinger, CEO, Cinnaholic

Jim Holthouser, CEO, Focus Brands

Rob Lynch, President and CEO, Papa John's

Harold Martin, Jr., CEO, Taco Mac

Zach McLeroy, Cofounder and CEO, Zaxby's Franchising LLC

Nour Rabai, Founder and CEO, PITA Mediterranean Street Food

Charles Watson, CEO, Tropical Smoothie Café

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

Tory Bartlett, Chief Brand Officer, Schlotzsky’s

Pietro Gianni, Co-Founder, Storico Fresco

Michael Lippert, President, GPS Hospitality

David McPhillips, Beverage Director, Buffalo Wild Wings

Chris Smith, Owner, Zunzi's

Thomas Stager, President, Krystal

Sean Yeremyan, Co-founder, Big Table Restaurants

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The most influential non-commercial operators in the country, according to Nation’s Restaurant News readers

Lenore Musick, Senior Director, Dining & Sustainability, Georgia State University

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Published February 17, 2021

Source: Nation's Restaurant News