Russ Bendel

PRESIDENT, CHIEF EXECUTIVE HABIT RESTAURANTS INC.

Longtime restaurateur—Cheesecake Factory, Mimi’s—heads burger chain … current role 10 years; IPO 2014 at top of fast-casual craze … $300M market cap … $153M revenue, up from $89M 2015 … $5M net, up from 2015 loss … about 200 locations in 10 states, overseas, up from about 100 in four states at IPO … chain founded 1969 … bachelor’s Florida International U