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company history

Our group of restaurants began in 1967 with one single Kentucky Fried Chicken store on Genesee Street in Utica, New York. The chicken was stored in a snowbank out back because we didn’t have enough money to buy a refrigerator. Luckily, that first store was a success, and we were soon able to purchase a proper refrigerator. We grew on the success of that store and expanded our ownership of KFC stores, and added several other quick-service brands along the way. We ventured into Dunkin Donuts in 1971, Taco Bell in 2000, and Coldstone Creamery in 2004.

Our expansion into full-service restaurants began in 1975 with Butcher Block Steak & Seafood in Plattsburgh, NY, and now includes The Log Jam Restaurant in Lake George (1998), and Bountiful Bread in Albany (1997).  Mill Artisan District Catering opened in Schenectady in 2019, followed by Annabel’s Pizza Company (2020) and a second Bountiful Bread (2021)–all based in Frog Alley Brewing Company. (Our two Coldstone Creamery stores sold in 2020 to an unsolicited buyer.)

For fifty years, we have been fortunate in our ability to grow our business by growing our team and widening our circle of customers. We are proud of our staff— those who have been with us for decades and shared in our success, those who have recruited family members to join us, those who retired with us, and those who have just joined us. Our team is invaluable. So, too, are our customers—those who make us part of their morning ritual, those who are our regular lunch guests, and those whose family vacations include a meal with us. More than anything, we are rewarded by seeing our customers return again and again—this is a true mark of our shared success.


company timeline

mission statement

White Restaurants aims to provide our guests with an unforgettable dining experience in an authentic environment,
while taking care of our employees and our community.







Fiscal Responsibility




Community Engagement


Environmental Responsibility

the team

David White

White Management

Brian White

White Management

Tony Grecco

General Manager,
Log Jam Restaurant

Tawnya Hanson

Vice President of Operations,
Quick-Service Restaurants
(Dunkin, KFC, Taco Bell)

John Peek

Chief Financial Officer,
White Management

Tera Fountain

Director of Operations,
Quick Service Restaurants
(Dunkin’, KFC, Taco Bell)

Kevin Kilkeary

General Manager,
Butcher Block Steak & Seafood

Candy Poirier

Above Store Leader

Josh “Bubba” Kelley

Above Store Leader,
Quick-Service Restaurants
(KFC/Taco Bell)

Nick Meola

Executive Chef
Annabel’s Pizza Co., Bountiful Bread, Bountiful @ Frog Alley Catering

Kevin Collins

Above Store Leader

Donald Stone

General Manager,
Bountiful Bread, Stuyvesant Plaza

Priscila Machuca

Above Store Leader
Quick-Service Restaurants
White Management