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Knoxville-Area Restaurant Companies1 Ranked According to Number of Employees
Rank
'18
Company name
Office phone
Website
Employees (Co.-wide)
Full-time/part-time
Locations
Restaurants
Top local executive
Founded locally
1Ruby Tuesday
150 W. Church Ave.
Maryville, TN 37801
865-379-5700
rubytuesday.com
21,363
10,022/11,341
5442
Ruby Tuesday
Marty Ritson
President, COO
1972
2Copper Cellar Corp.
3001 E. Industrial Parkway
Knoxville, TN 37901
865-673-3400
coppercellar.com
1,576
886/690
203
Full-service restaurants: Copper Cellar, Calhoun's, Chesapeake's, Cherokee Grill & Steakhouse, Smoky Mountain Brewery, Cappuccino's, Corner 16
Michael D. Chase
Owner
1975
3Connor Concepts
10911 Turkey Drive
Knoxville, TN 37934
865-777-2677
connorconcepts.com
1,375
928/447
17
The Chop House, Connors
Mike Connor
President, CEO
1992
4Burleson Brands
5401 Kingston Pike, Bldg. 1, Ste. 280
Knoxville, TN 37919
865-584-7779
burlesonbrands.com
1,250
300/950
12
Aubrey's, Sunspot, Bistro by the Tracks, Stefano's Pizza, Fieldhouse Social
Randy Burleson
Owner
1992
5Collier Restaurant Group
P.O. Box 6369
Sevierville, TN 37864
865-428-1823
collierrestaurantgroup.com
1,000
NA/NA
17
Flapjacks Pancake Cabin, TGIFridays, Golden Corral, Smoky's Pancake Cabin, Corkys BBQ, Smokey Mtn Pancake House, The Melting Pot, Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom, Quaker Steak & Lube
Royce Pruitt
Cary Zimmerman
Beau Massey
brent collier
elise collier-massey
lori collier
Gina McReynolds
Robert Maples
Danny Kootnz
owner
owner
owner
1968
6Southeast Foods Co./Pennant Foods4
310 Corporate Drive, Ste. 103
Knoxville, TN 37923
865-691-1393
wenburgerknoxville.com
845
NA/NA
35
Wendy's
Tina Hertzel
CFO
1979
7Diverse Concepts5
7100 Kingston Pike, Ste. B
Knoxville, TN 37919
865-584-4245
diverseconceptstn.com
666
NA/NA
NA
Blue Moose Burgers & Wings, Bullfish Grill, Carino's Italian, Harrison’s Grill & Bar, Lakeside Tavern, Mellow Mushroom, Parkside Grill, Timberwood Grill
Robert McManus
President
2004
8Shoney's of Knoxville
Main Office, 9720 Parkside Drive
Knoxville, TN 37922
865-690-6331
shoneysknox.com
587
281/306
19
Shoney's
Roy Leslie
President, CEO
1962
9Harris Restaurant Group
107 Westfield Drive
Knoxville, TN 37919
865-588-2875
harrisrestaurants.com
540
192/348
25
Papa John's Pizza, Huddle House
Doug Harris
President
1992
10Capstone Concepts
6001 Walden Drive, Ste. 2
Knoxville, TN 37919
865-231-9800
capstoneconcepts.com
331
33/298
11
First Watch-The Daytime Café, Mr. Gatti’s Pizza, The Egg & I
James Geib
COO
2012
11Buddy's Bar-B-Q
5806 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919
865-588-0051
buddysbarbq.com
301
NA/NA
176
Buddy's Bar-B-Q
Mark Smothers
President
1972
12Johnson Family of Restaurants
1736 Waldens Creek Road
Sevierville, TN 37862
865-429-0082
johnsonfamilyofrestaurants.com
282
NA/NA
11
Alamo Steakhouse, Bennett's Pit BBQ, Big Daddy's Pizzeria, J.O.E and Pop's Sub Shoppe & Mama's Chicken Kitchen, Maddog's Creamery, Maddog's Creamery & Donuts, Mama's Farmhouse
Bruce Johnson
Kelly Johnson
Jonathan Wimmer
NA
1991
13Stokely Hospitality Enterprises
250 Apple Valley Road
Sevierville, TN 37862
865-429-5700
applewoodfarmhouserestaurant.com
255
NA/NA
8
Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant, Applewoood Farmhouse Grill, Tazikis Mediterranean Café, Baskin Robbins
William B. Stokely IV
Tasha Wade
President
Vice president
1987
1 Locally headquartered; 2 Worldwide; 3 Plus two banquet halls and catering division; 4 Source declined to participate. Information from Knoxville Chamber of Commerce; 5 Source declined to participate. Information from Knoxville Chamber; 6 Includes 11 company-owned restaurants, 3 franchises, Buddy's Custom Catering, Bearden Banquet Hall, Cafe at HGTV, 2 cafes at ORNL
Source: Individual company representatives, individual company websites. NA=not applicable or not available. Knoxville-area (local) includes Anderson, Blount, Knox, Loudon, Sevier and Union counties. This list and other Knoxville-area market data are available as Excel spreadsheets at www.knoxvillebookoflists.com. If you notice an error or omission, please contact Hayley Choy at 865-342-6494 or lists@knoxvillebiz.com.

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