No. 13: Keith Richards
Founder and pres, Taziki's Med Café
A lot of conception can occur when a husbandand wife take to a beautiful, sun-soaked island for a vacation. Typically, however, the result is swaddled in blankets, not spreadsheets. Tell that to Keith and Amy Richards, who turned a romantic trip to Greece into a plan to feed the hunger in America for healthful, flavorful Mediterranean cuisine.
Now with locations in Alabama, Arkansas, S. Carolina, Tennessee and West Virginia, their chain might be the only thing connected with Greece these days that doesn't need a bailout. Bonus points are due for their contributions to good causes like West Virginia University, American Cancer Society and St. Jude's Foundation.