From exotic Casablanca, Morocco to the beaches of Southeast Florida, Ronnie Boukhari brings a sunny disposition to his position as Director of Operations in Florida’s “Sunshine Region”. Ronnie joined the Jackmont team in 2015 and now oversees seven TGI FRIDAYS restaurants - providing a superior dining experience to each and every guest.
A graduate of The University of Toulouse in France, Ronnie has worked in the food industry for most of his career. Prior to joining TGI FRIDAYS under the ownership of Carlson Restaurants World Wide, as a manager, Ronnie worked at Famous Dave’s BBQ and Chesapeake Bagel Bakery in Virginia. Now under Jackmont ownership, Ronnie works hard to ensure that his teams and the restaurants he oversees continue to grow to their fullest potential. He is a three time winner of the Quarterly Sales and Profit Incentive Improvement Award but his greatest accomplishments lie in developing talent within the Jackmont organization. Under his tutelage, 11 hourly team members have grown into management positions, eight general managers have been promoted, and five of his managers from a single restaurant are now general managers within the company.
Outside of work, you can find Ronnie spending time with his wife Julie and his adult children Tony and Sara.