Company Overview

Manna Inc. is an affiliate of several restaurant concepts. Manna affiliates operate 139 Wendy’s restaurants, 27 Golden Corral Buffet and Grill restaurants, 83 Fazoli’s restaurants, 6 Mark’s Feed Store restaurants, 7 Blaze Pizza restaurants, Napa River Grill, Jimmy John’s and The Layover Bar and we are still growing. For ease of reference, we’ll sometimes refer to several affiliate companies as Manna. Manna was founded in 1988 and is based out of Louisville, KY.

Company Culture and Growth

Our culture is driven by honesty, integrity and communication. We believe that you need to know your people, involve your families and be the best at what you do. We take care of our guests, both internal and external, each and every day! Our companies are about creating opportunities for all of their employees by being engaged with them, coaching them to become stronger, and challenging them professionally.

It will never be about how big our companies are; rather our goal is to be the best at what we do at every location we have. People will come in because of the logo on the building, but they will come back because of what is inside.

Each Manna affiliate is a minority owned company that focuses and dedicates itself to fostering an environment of diversity and inclusion.

  • We established the Unity Care Fund, a charity funded by Manna and its employees to provide aid to employees in times of crisis.
  • Manna’s Women in Leadership Council is built on a set of core values and guiding principles that support our commitment to the ongoing development and growth of the women in our companies.
  • We believe in YOU! Employee development is a critical part of our business. We offer hourly employee development to our teammates and more than 50% of our managers come from the hourly ranks!


When everyday people sort through all the ‘spin’ there is one quick-service restaurant that is ‘A Cut Above’, that’s Wendy’s. We stand for honest food; higher quality, fresh, wholesome food. Prepared when you order it by Wendy’s kind of people, people that believe “this is My Wendy’s”, we do it Dave’s Way, we don’t cut corners. Our group believes in the core values that The Wendy’s Company has set in motion. Wendy’s is the world’s third-largest quick-service hamburger company.


The first Fazoli’s opened in 1988 in Lexington, KY. Fazoli’s is expanding across America and currently operates approximately 217 restaurants in 26 states. Fazoli’s Mission is to serve America premium quality Italian food, fast, fresh & friendly. Fazoli’s values are: great guest service is what we do, people come first, integrity is everything, teamwork makes the difference and pursuit of excellence is never-ending.

Golden Corral

The first Golden Corral restaurant opened in Fayetteville, North Carolina back in 1973, beginning a tradition of offering all of our guests real, wholesome foods in a family-friendly atmosphere at a great value. Nearly 40 years later, Golden Corral is well known as America’s #1 buffet and grill.

Golden Corral’s legendary, endless buffet features an abundant variety of delicious familiar favorites and continuous new menu offerings for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Our vision remains to be the leader in the family restaurant segment by making pleasurable dining affordable for every guest, at every restaurant, every day. Our commitment to our guests doesn’t stop with our food. We believe in providing outstanding hospitality too. Being the best in class is what we are all about… and that is a direct tribute to all the men and women who work here, who strive each day to deliver a pleasurable dining experience for families across America.

Mark’s Feed Store

Mark’s Feed Store’s mission of serving world-class barbecue in a family-friendly atmosphere sounds simple-and it is. By serving a quality product and taking care of both the employees and customers, Mark’s has established itself as Louisville’s neighborhood barbecue joint. To ensure that the restaurant’s setting was as authentic as the barbecue, Mark’s founder, Mark Erwin, selected a historic building that had housed Hancock’s Feed Store for over half a century as the location for the Middletown restaurant. Old-fashioned pits were installed in the kitchen, using Erwin’s notes and photographs taken during his time with the barbecue masters as blueprints.

Napa River Grill

Established in 1999, Napa River Grill has been recognized by several distinguished publications. These honors include Best Wine List and Favorite Restaurant from Louisville Magazine, Best Wine List from LEO Weekly, and the Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator. Napa River Grill is the perfect place to wine and dine your friends and family in a relaxed upscale setting. Napa River Grill provides an extraordinary dining experience that is among the most notable in Louisville. As you sip New World Wines and dine on expertly prepared meals composed of only the best seasonal ingredients, you are transported to Napa Valley itself.

@ the Airport

Located Pre-Security at McCarran International Airport, The Layover bar offers an open, inviting atmosphere specializing in Bloody Marys’ and Margaritas made with a modern twist! Also pre-security, we offer travelers the option of a freaky fast, freaky fresh sandwich at Jimmy John’s or a Fresh Never Frozen burger at Wendy’s!

Blaze Pizza

Ok, we’re gonna keep this quick. Because exceptional quality at crazy fast speed is what we’re all about. Blaze Pizza. Head food guy, Executive Chef Bradford Kent (aka “The Pizza Whisperer”). Fresh, made-from-scratch dough. Healthful, artisanal ingredients on the assembly line. Inventive to classic. You decide. Blazing hot oven + dedicated pizzasmith + 180 seconds = fast-fire’d, perfectly crisp perfection. Sound good? Enjoy the rest of your day.