Johnny’s Carino’s

Building A 13420 Galleria Cir Ste 250, Austin, TX 78738

Fired Up, Inc., a casual dining restaurant company, was founded in 1997 by Creed L. Ford III and Norman J. Abdallah in order to acquire Kona Restaurant Group, which owned and operated the six unit Johnny Carino’s Italian Kitchen chain and one Kona Ranch Steakhouse. Mr. Ford was previously the Chief Operating Officer for Brinker International where his 21-year career with the casual dining chain included the responsibility for Brinker restaurants worldwide. Within several years following the acquisition, Fired Up modified and redesigned the Johnny Carino’s restaurants and opened numerous new company restaurants in 7 states. After the economic downwturn mixed with the oil and gas decline, Fired Up, Inc. filed bankruptcy reorganization in 2014 and emerged from the filling in early 2016. Currently, Fired Up, Inc operates 38 corporately-owned Johnny Carino’s and supports 12 franchise partners with a total of 48 restaurant locations, including 10 international and 1 licensee.

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2.6

Overall Excellence Rating

Industry

Fast Food Restaurant Companies

Category

Food & Drink

ESG/Ethical Impact

Johnny Carino’s is committed to responsible water management, utilizing water-efficient equipment and practices to reduce consumption. They continually assess their supply chain to identify opportunities for further sustainability improvements. Additionally, the company actively encourages customers to participate in sustainability efforts, such as using reusable containers and reducing single-use plastics. They prioritize employee health and well-being through comprehensive healthcare packages. The company actively engages with local suppliers, contributing to the economic development of the regions where they operate. The company conducts regular internal audits and risk assessments to identify and mitigate potential governance risks. Johnny Carino’s maintains open communication channels with shareholders and stakeholders to address concerns and gather feedback regarding governance practices.

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Awards Received

2023

Revenues

$86,000,000.00

Website Traffic

Employee Rating

3.9

Customer Rating

3.8

Company Size

1000-5000

ESG Risk Rating

3

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