The Power List 2017: Paul Brown

January 24, 2017

Since Paul Brown became CEO of Arby’s Restaurant Group Inc. in 2013, the Atlanta-based company has transformed the Arby’s brand from a tired legacy chain to a force to be reckoned with.

The quick-service chain has a fresh, new look, approach and brand identity that has caught consumers’ attention and made Brown a top influencer among restaurant executives. The numbers reflect the brand’s efforts: Annual domestic sales have risen nearly 14 percent since Brown took the helm of the subsidiary of Roark Capital Group, according to NRN Top 100 data.

Arby’s, with more than 3,200 units, has vigorously touted itself