Andrew Gruel

FOUNDER, CHIEF EXECUTIVE: SLAPFISH RESTAURANT GROUP

Launched fast-casual fish shack 2012 … a dozen sites now, 50 in the works … UK, South Korea, East Coast … $1.5M AUV … grew up NJ … Pacific Life Foundation funded Gruel-led work at Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach … knowledge gained led to food truck, franchising … opened indie concepts— vegetarian and chicken—2017 at Irvine food hall … wife Lauren, two kids