Anand Gala grew up in the restaurant business, hanging out in his parents’ franchised locations of Jack in the Box in the afternoons and during summer recess in grade school. It wasn’t the typical childhood, he admits, but it fostered his love of restaurants and hospitality. Today, he oversees Gala Corp., the Los Alamitos, Calif.-based operator of 27 restaurants in Southern California and Phoenix, including Applebee’s, Famous Dave’s and Del Taco. His company has ...
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