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Knoxville-Area Restaurant Companies1 Ranked According to Number of Employees
Rank
'13
'12Company name
Office phone
Corporate website
Employees
Full-time/part-time
Locations
Restaurants
Top local executive
Founded locally
11Ruby Tuesday
150 W. Church Ave.
Maryville, TN 37801
865-379-5700
rubytuesday.com
34,331
22,166/12,165
7442
Ruby Tuesday, Lime Fresh Mexican Grill, Truffles
James Buettgen
President, CEO
1972
22Brothers Management
2501 E. Magnolia Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37914
865-523-2157
NA
1,200
NA/NA
263
McDonald's
Tom Cochran
President
1960
28Connor Concepts
10911 Turkey Drive
Knoxville, TN 37934
865-777-2677
connorconcepts.com
1,2004
480/720
15
Connors Steak and Seafood, The Chop House
Mike Connor
President, CEO
1992
43Copper Cellar Corp.
3001 E. Industrial Parkway
Knoxville, TN 37901
865-673-3400
coppercellar.com
1,168
NA/NA
175
Copper Cellar, Calhoun's, Chesapeake's, Cherokee Grill & Steakhouse, Smoky Mountain Brewery
Michael D. Chase
Owner
1975
54Southeast Foods Co./Pennant Foods
310 Corporate Drive, Ste. 103
Knoxville, TN 37923
865-691-1393
wenburgerknoxville.com
899
244/655
35
Wendy's
Tina Hertzel
Vice president, controller
1979
1 Locally headquartered; 2 Worldwide; 3 As of March 2012; 4 Total companywide employees. Connor Concepts' 2012 employee counts included only Knoxville employees; 5 Plus two banquet & catering halls
Source: Individual company representatives, individual company websites. NA=not applicable or not available. This list has been revised since original publication May 19, 2013, Knoxville News Sentinel. 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.knoxvillebiz.com. If you notice an error or omission, please contact Angela Akers at 865-342-6424 or lists@knoxvillebiz.com.

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