Franchising


We believe that we can touch people’s lives, even for just a moment, by providing the best possible dining experience. The food, the service, the ambiance – every aspect of a restaurant has to be perfect in order to elevate a simple meal into something special, something memorable.

As a part of the Heart of America Group, Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse™ is also a family organization, meaning that our goal is to form lifelong relationships with franchise partners and work side-by-side with them to push the brand to new heights. Johnny’s is strategically positioned to be regarded as a local or regional specialty in the marketplace. We are looking for partners who value the aspirational strength of this exclusivity. To learn more, visit our Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse franchising site or contact Ajay Singh for more information. [email protected] or 309.743.3247.

Ajay Singh

Ajay Singh - Vice President of Brand Development, Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse

Mr. Singh joined the Company in 2012 as VP – JIS Brand Development and is responsible for the franchise development of our Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse concept. This new area of growth will provide great opportunities for the Company, and will fully develop this great restaurant brand. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Singh worked in the financial services/private banking industry with Wells Fargo Bank and American Bank & Trust from 2005 to 2012. He also worked in sales, operations and manufacturer relations for one of the nation’s largest privately held automotive firms, overseeing their luxury brands from 1991 to 2004. Mr. Singh graduated Summa Cum Laude from Northwood University in 1990, with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.

Franchising


Heart of America Group is looking for franchise partners for Johhny’s Italian Steakhouse who will fully commit to upholding our meticulous brand standards and delivering a first class experience to guests. To learn more, visit our Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse franchising site.

Ajay Singh

Ajay Singh - Vice President of Brand Development, Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse

Mr. Singh joined the Company in 2012 as VP – JIS Brand Development and is responsible for the franchise development of our Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse concept. This new area of growth will provide great opportunities for the Company, and will fully develop this great restaurant brand. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Singh worked in the financial services/private banking industry with Wells Fargo Bank and American Bank & Trust from 2005 to 2012. He also worked in sales, operations and manufacturer relations for one of the nation’s largest privately held automotive firms, overseeing their luxury brands from 1991 to 2004. Mr. Singh graduated Summa Cum Laude from Northwood University in 1990, with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.