The Power List 2017: Guillermo Perales

January 24, 2017

Guillermo Perales hasn’t just built one of the largest franchisees in the country, Sun Holdings Inc., with more than 700 restaurants across several brands. He’s built one of the largest Hispanic-owned businesses in the country over the past 20 years, making him a natural pick for NRN’s Power List, as well as a Golden Chain Award in 2016.

Perales, who grew up in Saltillo, Mexico, got into the restaurant business in 1992 when he became a franchisee of Golden Corral — a deal that ultimately failed when Mexico devalued the peso in 1994. Perales then moved to the U.S., opened