CEO, Del Taco Restaurants
WHY: Former Del Taco brand chief leading one of Orange County’s largest restaurant operators, with some $810M in sales for 12 months through January, across 583 locations.
RECENT: Chain has been the subject of recent news chatter about a possible sale. Among first fast-food chains to introduce plant-based meat offerings, with Beyond 8 Layer Burrito.
NOTABLE: Leading strategy to boost franchised locations over company owned by 2020.