Founder & CEO, 50 Eggs, Inc.
Restauranteur John Kunkel, creator and founder of one of Restaurant Hospitality Magazine’s, “Coolest Multi-concept Companies in the Land,” 50 Eggs Inc., focuses his unwavering passion for a variety of cuisines and his branding acumen into a diverse group of successful concepts. In just two decades, Kunkel built 50 Eggs into a James Beard nominated and award-winning restaurant group by demonstrating talents in concept and culinary development, brand ideation, and the implementation of outstanding interior design and operational excellence for a broad range of hospitality concepts.
Kunkel’s vision and passion for evolving trends, fueled by his Southern roots where food and spirits assumed a central role, 50 Eggs Inc. multi-faceted, full service culinary and hospitality firm focuses on developing cutting-edge brands with unparalleled dining experiences. By combining his broad scope of talents, Kunkel continues to position 50 Eggs as a truly unique agency, in which he not only creates or recreates a brand, but can execute and maintain the overall vision.
John’s success and leadership has not gone unnoticed by the industry. He recently won the Ernst and Young “Entrepreneur of the Year in Florida Hospitality” and received an Honorary Doctorate from Johnson and Wales University. He was Miami Herald’s “Top 40 under 40” and has been recognized as one of the top “restauranteurs” and “power players” in the country by numerous publications.