12/05/2012 08:03 am ET Updated Feb 04, 2013

Empire Builders 2012

By Salma Abdelnour, Daniel Gritzer, Gina Hamadey, Kate Krader, Megan Krigbaum, Chelsea Morse, M. Elizabeth Sheldon, Food & Wine

Today, some of the country's busiest and best food entrepreneurs are also chefs. Here, Food & Wine names 10 extraordinary and prolific chef-restaurateur empire builders.

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Empire Builders