The Power List 2017: Sahar Sander and David Sloan

January 24, 2017

The search for the next big fast-casual brand has everybody looking for the proverbial diamond in the rough. 

In that sense, David Sloan and Sahar Sander, co-CEOs of Naf Naf Grill, have found a promising growth vehicle in a pretty rough setting.

Sander and Elan Burger, now vice president of facilities, opened the forerunner to Naf Naf Grill in 2008, in suburban Naperville, Ill., in a worn-down, 1,200-square-foot building that formerly housed a Taco Bell restaurant, with the purple exterior intact. The air conditioning didn’t work. But the Middle Eastern menu of housemade pitas, shawarma and falafel drew crowds of