The Right Fit

Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse™ is more than just a restaurant franchise, it’s a family.

Although we’d love for everyone to be a member of the Johnny’s team, we are only looking for franchise partners who are fully committed to upholding our meticulous brand standards and delivering a first class experience to our guests.

This requires candidates to have the right mix of previous foodservice experience, available capital, prospective locations and, above all, enthusiasm for the Johnny’s brand. As our President and CEO, Mike Whalen, puts it, “Life is always much better when both parties get to pick who they play with.”

Yes, the qualifications are robust, but we want you to get in on the ground floor of something great – an aspirational brand known for its exclusivity, expert service and exceptional cuisine. Once you are a part of our family, we will nurture your success every step of the way. From location selection, interior/exterior design services and local marketing all the way through to supply chain management and staff training, we will be there to help you deliver a dining experience worthy of a standing ovation.

Your success is our success, after all, and together we will continue to make Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse™ a beloved restaurant destination.