Paul Barron


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.

His accolades include:
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