16 Number of restaurants currently operating as part of the Batali brand
2009 The year Batali made his motion picture debut, voicing “Rabbit” in Wes Anderson’s Fantastic Mr. Fox
9 Number of cookbooks he has published
79.2 Batali’s win percentage as a contestant on Iron Chef America (19 wins, 5 losses)
5 Number of social justice groups that have partnered with the Mario Batali Foundation
50,000 Total square feet of Batali’s Eataly food emporium, located in Manhattan
Today is celebrity chef Mario Batali’s 52nd birthday. You might know him for his stint on Iron Chef America, his orange ponytail and the trademark orange Crocs on his feet. In his honor, and for your viewing pleasure, we bring you Mario Batali: By the Numbers. Happy Birthday, Mario!
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