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
Guy FieriGuy Fieri
22 January 1968
Restaurateur, Cookbook Author

Olivia CulpoOlivia Culpo
08 May 1992
Model

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

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

Debi MazarDebi Mazar
13 August 1964
Actress

Howard SchultzHoward Schultz
19 July 1953
Chairman & CEO of Starbucks
David ChangDavid Chang
08 May 1977
Restaurateur

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.

Cynthia GermanottaCynthia Germanotta
30 August 1954
Philanthropist

Nancy KwanNancy Kwan
19 May 1939
Actress

Billy MitchellBilly Mitchell
16 July 1965
Restaurateur
George CrumGeorge Crum
15 July 1824
Chef

Jon Paul SteuerJon Paul Steuer
27 March 1984
Actor

Ettore BoiardiEttore Boiardi
22 October 1897
Chef, Restaurateur

Dave ThomasDave Thomas
02 July 1932
American businessman
Jared FogleJared Fogle
23 August 1977
Actor

Gavin NewsomGavin Newsom
10 October 1967
Politician
Dick ClarkDick Clark
30 November 1929
Television presenter, Entrepreneur, Radio

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

Joe BastianichJoe Bastianich
17 September 1968
Restaurateur
Eddie HuangEddie Huang
01 March 1982
Restaurateur, Lawyer

Joe TheismannJoe Theismann
09 September 1949
Restaurateur, American football player, Television
Giuliana RancicGiuliana Rancic
17 August 1974
Actor, Journalist, Restaurateur

Mario BataliMario Batali
19 September 1960
Restaurateur

Paula DeenPaula Deen
19 January 1947
Actor, Chef, Businessperson, Restaurateur
Geoffrey ZakarianGeoffrey Zakarian
25 July 1959
Chef

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

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

E-40E-40
15 November 1967
Restaurateur, Musician, Film producer, Actor,

John HickenlooperJohn Hickenlooper
07 February 1952
Politician
Graham ElliotGraham Elliot
04 January 1977
Chef
Bill RancicBill Rancic
16 May 1971
Writer, Entrepreneur, Businessperson, Author,

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

Rick BaylessRick Bayless
23 November 1953
Chef, Restaurateur

Michael SymonMichael Symon
19 September 1969
Chef
Jon TafferJon Taffer
07 November 1954
Entrepreneur

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

J. Willard MarriottJ. Willard Marriott
17 September 1900
Entrepreneur

Bobby DeenBobby Deen
28 April 1970
Restaurateur, Chef

Paul PrudhommePaul Prudhomme
13 July 1940
Chef, Restaurateur, Non-fiction writer,
Fred DeLucaFred DeLuca
03 October 1947
Businessman

David HackworthDavid Hackworth
11 November 1930
Journalist
Tom ColicchioTom Colicchio
15 August 1962
Restaurateur, Chef

Rocco DiSpiritoRocco DiSpirito
19 November 1966
Restaurateur

Andrew CherngAndrew Cherng
31 March 1948
Businessperson
Steve EllsSteve Ells
12 September 1965
Business person

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

Rocky AokiRocky Aoki
09 October 1938
Restaurateur

Dan BarberDan Barber
12 March 1969
Chef

Todd EnglishTodd English
29 August 1960
Restaurateur

Pat NeelyPat Neely
20 July 1964
Chef
Jilly RizzoJilly Rizzo
06 May 1917
Restaurateur, Actor

Donald NixonDonald Nixon
23 November 1914
Restaurateur, Politician

Don the BeachcomberDon the Beachcomber
22 February 1907
 

Kerry SimonKerry Simon
17 June 1955
Restaurateur, Chef
Thomas MonaghanThomas Monaghan
25 March 1937
Entrepreneur