Find out more about the greatest American Restaurateurs, including Justin Timberlake, Nas, Wayne Gretzky, Colonel Sanders and Henry Hill.
Colonel SandersColonel Sanders
09 September 1890
Founder of KFC
Olivia CulpoOlivia Culpo
08 May 1992
Model

Guy FieriGuy Fieri
22 January 1968
Restaurateur, Cookbook Author

Ray KrocRay Kroc
05 October 1902
Founder of the McDonald’s Corporation

David ChangDavid Chang
08 May 1977
Restaurateur

Debi MazarDebi Mazar
13 August 1964
Actress
Kimbal MuskKimbal Musk
20 September 1972
Venture Capitalist, Restaurateurs

Bobby FlayBobby Flay
10 December 1964
American chef

Tilman FertittaTilman Fertitta
25 June 1957
CEO of Landry's Inc

Howard SchultzHoward Schultz
19 July 1953
Chairman & CEO of Starbucks
Emeril LagasseEmeril Lagasse
15 October 1959
Chef, Restaurateur

Wilson BethelWilson Bethel
24 February 1984
Actor
Jimmy John LiautaudJimmy John Liautaud
12 January 1964
Founder of Jimmy John Gourment Sandwich Chain.

Billy MitchellBilly Mitchell
16 July 1965
Restaurateur

Nancy KwanNancy Kwan
19 May 1939
Actress
Cynthia GermanottaCynthia Germanotta
30 August 1954
Philanthropist

Ettore BoiardiEttore Boiardi
22 October 1897
Chef, Restaurateur
George CrumGeorge Crum
15 July 1824
Chef

Dave ThomasDave Thomas
02 July 1932
American businessman

Jon Paul SteuerJon Paul Steuer
27 March 1984
Actor
Gavin NewsomGavin Newsom
10 October 1967
Politician

Jared FogleJared Fogle
23 August 1977
Actor
Joe BastianichJoe Bastianich
17 September 1968
Restaurateur

Dick ClarkDick Clark
30 November 1929
Television presenter, Entrepreneur, Radio

Nate RobinsonNate Robinson
31 May 1984
Basketball player, American football player,

John HickenlooperJohn Hickenlooper
07 February 1952
Politician
Paula DeenPaula Deen
19 January 1947
Actor, Chef, Businessperson, Restaurateur
Joe TheismannJoe Theismann
09 September 1949
Restaurateur, American football player, Television

Eddie HuangEddie Huang
01 March 1982
Restaurateur, Lawyer

Jim RossJim Ross
03 January 1952
Restaurateur, Podcaster, Wrestler, Sports

Alan Hale Jr.Alan Hale Jr.
08 March 1921
Actor
Lidia BastianichLidia Bastianich
21 February 1947
Writer, Restaurateur, Television presenter

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Mario BataliMario Batali
19 September 1960
Restaurateur

Giuliana RancicGiuliana Rancic
17 August 1974
Actor, Journalist, Restaurateur

S. Truett CathyS. Truett Cathy
14 March 1921
Business Person

E-40E-40
15 November 1967
Restaurateur, Musician, Film producer, Actor,
Jon TafferJon Taffer
07 November 1954
Entrepreneur

Geoffrey ZakarianGeoffrey Zakarian
25 July 1959
Chef
Rick BaylessRick Bayless
23 November 1953
Chef, Restaurateur

Graham ElliotGraham Elliot
04 January 1977
Domestic worker cook, Chef, Restaurateur

Bill RancicBill Rancic
16 May 1971
Writer, Entrepreneur, Businessperson, Author,
Bobby DeenBobby Deen
28 April 1970
Restaurateur, Chef

J. Willard MarriottJ. Willard Marriott
17 September 1900
Entrepreneur
Michael SymonMichael Symon
19 September 1969
Restaurateur

Fred DeLucaFred DeLuca
03 October 1947
Businessman

Ming TsaiMing Tsai
29 March 1964
Restaurateur, Squash player, Actor

Paul PrudhommePaul Prudhomme
13 July 1940
Chef, Restaurateur, Non-fiction writer,

David HackworthDavid Hackworth
11 November 1930
Journalist
Andrew CherngAndrew Cherng
31 March 1948
Businessperson

Tom ColicchioTom Colicchio
15 August 1962
Restaurateur, Chef

Steve EllsSteve Ells
12 September 1965
Business person

Rocco DiSpiritoRocco DiSpirito
19 November 1966
Restaurateur
Rocky AokiRocky Aoki
09 October 1938
Restaurateur

Jay PritzkerJay Pritzker
26 August 1922
Entrepreneur
Charlie TrotterCharlie Trotter
08 September 1959
Restaurateur, Chef

Pat NeelyPat Neely
20 July 1964
Chef

Todd EnglishTodd English
29 August 1960
Restaurateur
Donald NixonDonald Nixon
23 November 1914
Restaurateur, Politician

Jilly RizzoJilly Rizzo
06 May 1917
Restaurateur, Actor
Don the BeachcomberDon the Beachcomber
22 February 1907
 

Kerry SimonKerry Simon
17 June 1955
Restaurateur, Chef

Thomas MonaghanThomas Monaghan
25 March 1937
Entrepreneur