Food - Drink
How Many Restaurants Does José Andrés Actually Own?
Celebrity chef José Andrés does a lot more than just cooking — he's the founder of World Central Kitchen, an international humanitarian aid organization that works to provide food during crises around the world. However, Andrés' main way of interacting with the public is through his restaurants, and he owns quite a lot of them.
Andrés has owned and operated 31 dining establishments, including food trucks, fast-casual venues, and Michelin-rated restaurants that offer world-class dining experiences, according to The Bazaar. His first restaurant to open is called Zaytinya, a Mediterranean-influenced small-plate eatery in New York.
Andrés migrated from Spain to the U.S. in 1991 with just $50 and a set of cooking knives, and was only 15 when he began his culinary career in his home country. He has the honor of leading the introduction of tapas-style dining to Americans, so it's no wonder why he's managed to open so many restaurants and maintain their popularity.