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Steve Ells

Steve Ells

CEO, Chipotle

In 1998, McDonalds invested in Steve Ells's 15 Chipotle restaurants. By 2012, he had more than 1,200 locations of the fast food Mexican chain, all the while maintaining a commitment to natural ingredients and sustainability. Ells is a classically trained chef, having studied under Jeremiah Tower at San Francisco's famed Stars restaurant.

There have been many opportunities over the years to take that all away and introduce highly processed foods, but we've done just the opposite.