The Power List 2017: Shoukat Dhanani
Shoukat Dhanani has been focused on remodeling and turning around troubled restaurants for decades.
But while the president of Sugar Land, Texas-based Dhanani Group was an early adopter of acquisition-led franchise expansion in the Burger King and Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen systems, he does not rush into the next investment.
His rise is a long tale of methodical growth, punctuated by major transactions that have rapidly scaled the company.
Dhanani remarked at the Restaurant Finance & Development Conference in November that banks still are looking to fund restaurant expansion, even with lackluster indicators of consumer demand for restaurant spending.