ABOUT

Paul Barron

@PaulBarron

Paul Barron is one of the food industries pioneers in the digital age of fast casual, social media and next-generation food media. As an award-winning author of The Chipotle Effect, documentary filmmaker and executive producer of Fast Casual Nation - Changing the way America eats, he has committed his 20+ years focused on helping entrepreneurs of all types. He is bridging the gap between the next generation food consumer and the future of foodservice professionals.

Accolades:

2019

Top 10 Foodservice Thought Leaders

2019

Top 10 Foodservice Podcasts to follow

2018

#1 Most Influential in Food

2018

IFMA Presidents Award in Foodservice Excellence

2018

Studio 50 Creative & Technologist Award Winner

2017

Top 35 Restaurant Leaders to follow

2016

Author of the Year

2015

James Beard Nominee

2015

Food Documentary Film Festival Winner “Best Food Story” "Fast Casual Nation

2015

"Forbes" Top 50 Most Influential

2013

Founded Foodable Network

2012

Trendsetter of the Year

2012

Author of "The Chipotle Effect"

2008

Founder Social Data Index

2006

Publisher Fast Casual Magazine

2005

Founder of the Fast Casual Executive Summit

2005

Founder of The Fast Casual Alliance

1998

30 under 30 in B2B media

1995

Founder of Fastcasual.com