Full Name
Mike Nolan
Johnny Rockets Restaurant Group
Job Title
Speaker Bio
Mike Nolan has more than 25 years of proven executive leadership experience within the restaurant industry, successfully leading and growing national and international brands. Nolan is currently the President of The Johnny Rockets Restaurant Group and is a member of the Johnny Rockets’ Board of Managers. Johnny Rockets currently operates and franchises over 400 restaurants in 32 countries around the world.
Previously, Mike served as the president of and member of the Board of Managers for Pieology, a fast-casual pizza chain with 135 locations, based out of Orange County, California. Prior to that assignment, Mike held several positions at Smashburger including board member, chief development officer, president, and ultimately CEO. During Mike’s five-year relationship at Smashburger the company grew from 40 restaurants to more than 300 company and franchise locations - operating both domestically and internationally
He has also held executive level management positions at Bloomin’ Brands, Inc. where he oversaw the restaurant development strategy for more than 1,500 locations across 26 countries.
Prior to Bloomin’ Brands Inc, Mike held executive leadership roles for Panera Bread Company, where he spearheaded growth strategies that grew restaurant locations from 250 to more than 1,500 locations during a 12-year expansion phase.

Mike Nolan