TooJay’s Deli President and CEO Max Piet has been named one of the country’s most influential restaurant industry CEOs by Nation’s Restaurant News (NRN) in its 2020 Power List: Readers Picks. The publication’s annual list focuses on technology and innovation leaders in the restaurant industry who are nominated by NRN readers. With more than 400 submissions, this year saw the largest number of nominations ever received.
A 20-year restaurant and hospitality veteran, Piet has helped restaurant owners through times of growth and challenge, ranging from a single pizza restaurant to large, multi-unit casual dining companies. During his time at TooJay’s Deli, he has provided strategic leadership, working directly with the board of directors and management team to establish long-range goals, expansion plans and policies for the restaurant company known throughout Florida for its generous servings of homemade deli favorites.
“I am proud to share this honor with my entire team, whose passion and dedication are what allow TooJay’s to better serve our guests,” Piet said. “I also feel humbled to be included among this group of esteemed men and women. With such talented leaders at the helm, I am excited to see what the future brings for the entire restaurant industry.”
Piet is active with the Feeding Florida organization and serves on the Board of Directors for Feeding South Florida.
Founded in 1981, TooJay’s has grown to 30 restaurants and currently serves guests in Palm Beach and Broward counties, the Treasure Coast, the West Coast of Florida, the Orlando area and The Villages.
TooJay’s received three Palm Beach Post 2020 Best of Palm Beach County Awards for Best Sandwich, Best Dessert and Best Caterer, 2020 Best of Orlando Award for Deli, 2019 South Florida Gay News Golden Spoon Award for Outstanding New Spot in Fort Lauderdale and the 2019 Restaurant Neighbor Award as a State Winner from the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation for its work with Feeding Florida
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