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Randy Garutti

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Randy Garutti

CEO, Shake Shack | New York, NY

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Randy Garutti is the chief executive officer at Shake Shack. After working as general manager of a Seattle restaurant, Garutti began working with Danny Meyer of Union Square Hospitality Group, who was building an empire. Garutti moved up the ranks, becoming director of operations for the entire company. He and Meyer began a hot dog cart that grew into fast-casual favorite Shake Shack, which he has since had a successful IPO and boasts 88 worldwide locations—and a more than $1 billion valuation.

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