Kenneth Pendery, Jr.Principal, First Watch Restaurants, Sarasota, Florida Age: 42. Why he's rising: Savvy entrepreneur who works both sides of foodservice fence, as owner of both chain and independent restaurants. Years in foodservice: 22. Schooling: Majored in finance at University of Indiana. Performance: In 1994 Pendery and two partners merged to form First Watch Restaurants, Inc., a 14-unit chain of breakfast-and-lunch-only restaurants. Biggest career accomplishment: Founded The ...
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