At ShopKeep, everything that we do revolves around our mission to help small businesses thrive by providing them with the same tools that large retailers use to succeed.

With this in mind, we decided to create a new resource page for one of the most prevalent small business types in America: Restaurants.

Why we created the page:

Statistics show that restaurants typically fail at a higher rate than any other small business type. In order to succeed within this vertical, it is imperative to properly plan, execute, and prepare to counter common challenges.

What better way to prepare than by following the example set by industry leaders? This is why we’ve created a resource page listing out the individuals that we believe are the Top 25 Restaurant Influencers and Thought Leaders. The purpose of this list is to help restaurant managers and current and prospective owners stay on top of everything regarding the industry – from news, trends, and most importantly, key tips for success.

How we sourced the list:

We conducted extensive research to properly source this list and are confident that it will be helpful to anyone interested in the industry. The factors that we took into account are the value and relevance of the content regularly shared by each individual, their experience within the industry, their reach on various media outlets and popular social media channels such as Twitter and LinkedIn, among several other important factors.

What information will you find in the list?

As you peruse the page, you will find each individual’s name, title, organization, website, Twitter handle, and an abbreviated bio and/or description of their responsibilities and interests.

We hope that you find this resource helpful, and implore you to share it with anyone interested in opening a restaurant or learning more about the industry. There is a wealth of knowledge to be drawn from this list of leaders.

About the Author

Paul Nugent is a small business advocate, and Head of Marketing at ShopKeep point of sale’s UK headquarters. Paul uses his background in the startup space, along with his POS system expertise, to allow small business owners to make informed decisions within their specific budgets.