Aziz Hashim named one of the Top 10 most influential restaurant leaders

The Power List 2018: Aziz Hashim

NRN presents The Power List 2018, fifth annual list of the most influential people in foodservice. The annual NRN Power List is the definitive list of people setting foodservice trends today and shaping them for tomorrow.

Aziz Hashim named one of the Top 10 most influential restaurant leadersPower List rank: No. 9

NRD Capital’s Aziz Hashim is an operator turned private-equity guy. But he still thinks like a restaurant guy.

“It’s really important what you leave behind,” Hashim told NRN, noting that his fund wants to responsibly set up the brands NRD
invests in to succeed in the long term. Unit economics are important to the fund.

A former franchisee of Domino’s, Popeyes and Checkers, Hashim founded NRD Capital in 2014. Unsurprisingly, he takes a hands-on approach to investments. In fact, Hashim was prepared to serve as interim CEO for NRD’s biggest and latest acquisition, Ruby Tuesday, but he only had to keep the CEO title warm.

Known for: Hashim is the friend of the franchisee. In addition to being a former multi-unit operator, he was the chairman of the International Franchise Association.

Power move: This summer NRD closed on its second fund of $104 million. In December, the fund acquired struggling Ruby Tuesday. NRD paid $335 million to take Ruby Tuesday private.



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