Join The Hatchery for a discussion with John R. Colletti, Managing Partner at Gibsons Restaurant Group. In October of last year, Gibson’s Bar & Steakhouse was once again the top-grossing independent restaurant in Chicago with $24.7 million in sales.
Founded in 1989 with the iconic Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse on Rush Street, Gibsons Restaurant Group has been dedicated to providing unmatched hospitality, quality, and value to its customers. With 14 locations owned and operated in 4 states, Gibsons Restaurant Group spans 9 distinguished concepts including Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse, Hugo’s Frog Bar & Fish House, LUXBAR, Quartino Ristorante & Wine Bar, Gibsons Italia, Chi Sox Bar & Grill (on behalf of the Chicago White Sox), Hugo’s Frog Bar & Chop House (on behalf of Rivers Casino and Sugarhouse Casino), and The BOATHOUSE (on behalf of Creative Attractions). Gibsons Restaurant Group also operates The Montgomery Club, the group’s premier off-site private event venue.
About the Speaker:
John R. Colletti
Managing Partner, Gibsons Restaurant Group
John R. Colletti is a born and raised Chicagoan. He grew up on the north side and graduated from North Park College, in 1975 with a degree in biology and a minor chemistry. From 1975 to 1983 Colletti taught for Chicago City Colleges and then worked for the City of Chicago Department of Health. Colletti entered into the world of hospitality management in 1983 when, up until 1992, he was affiliated with Americana Hotel Corporation, Ditka’s City Lights, Sportsman’s Park Racetrack and Shaw’s Crab House. In 1992, Colletti joined the team at Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse as General Manager; today he is a Managing Partner of Gibsons Restaurant Group. Colletti is active in many local organizations. He is on the Board of Directors of Choose Chicago and the Michigan Avenue Association and the Illinois Restaurant Association, a member of the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame (Sportsman of the year 2016) and the former Chairman of the Illinois Restaurant Association. In 2010, Colletti was presented with the Person of the Year Award by the Political Fund of Illinois, 2010, received the Ambassador of Hospitality Award from the Illinois Hotel and Lodging Association and in 2013 received the Dedicated Service Award to the Restaurant Industry, by the Illinois Restaurant Association and The Tourism Ambassador 2014, given by Choose Chicago and “Chairman For Life”, The Chicago Gourmet Show. Colletti resides with his wife Susan in Lincolnwood, Illinois.