The Power List 2017: Randy Garutti

January 24, 2017

If every career arc had the trajectory of Randy Garutti’s, a lot more people would be lining up to work at food carts.

In 2004, while working as a restaurant general manager, Garutti, CEO of New York-based Shake Shack Inc., helped supply and sell dogs at the first Shake Shack — a hot dog cart operated by restaurateur Danny Meyer in New York’s Madison Square Park.

Just over a decade later, Shake Shack made one of the largest public debuts on the stock market in restaurant history, to the tune of $1.8 billion. The humble cart is now a burger