As the world seems to becoming increasingly focused on eating healthy and cutting out junk food, there are still billions of dollars spend each year on fast food. Here is a quick break down of a few of the top dogs in the industry.
Most of you haven’t heard of her, she shy’s away from the spotlight, rarely gives interviews and has a net worth of over five billion dollars. She got her start all the way back in the late 1950’s when she started a small pizza restaurant that would become a household name by the 1980’s, Little Caesers Pizza. While Little Caesers isn’t known for their high quality gourmet ingredients, it sure brings in the dough. She’s been running strong for over 30 years now and has no plans to quit anytime soon.
Andrew & Peggy Cherng
Two more names you probably haven’t heard of but more than likely have eaten at their restaurant, or at least heard of it. Hint: everyone loves their orange chicken. These two college sweethearts started their first restaurant in the early 1970’s before later getting married. The restaurant, Panda Express, today brings in millions of dollars each year and has close to 2,000 locations.
With a yearly salary of over $15 million per year, Steve is a millionaire many times over. He is currently CEO of one of the top fast food chains in the world, McDonalds. Since taking over as the company’s CEO sales have continued to surge and they adapt to the current market and bring in new additions to the menu.
You may not know who she is, but if you live in California, I can almost guarantee you have had one of her burgers. At 35 years old she is not a millionaire, but a billionaire and currently in charge of In-N-Out Burger. While not truly self made, her family did start out small all the back in the late 1940’s when they opened their first restaurant.
Now this is a name you have probably heard, and I guarantee you have tried his coffee. Howard does is not shy by any means and is constantly in the news as he runs the top coffee shop in the world, Starbucks Coffee. He currently serves and the company’s executive chairman after taking a nearly 10 year break.