Russ Bendel

CHIEF EXECUTIVE, HABIT RESTAURANTS INC.

Leads fast-casual burger chain … $400M market cap; $390M revenue … 230 locations, 11 states … 7th-largest OC-based chain … bucks industry franchising trend; owns 80% of its units … rare franchise deal, nine units, Idaho, Eastern Washington, big area operator … adding drive-thrus, breakfast … Bendel’s son runs several indie eateries