Our guests can expect Texas Hospitality℠ at each of our restaurants: Rudy’s Austin and Mighty Fine Burgers, Fries & Shakes. We are the owner and operator of Mighty Fine Burgers, Fries & Shakes, as well as the licensed area developer of the five Austin area locations of Rudy’s Country Store & Bar-B-Q.
Ken Schiller and Brian Nolen got into the restaurant business in 1993. K&N Management was created based on their common love of excellence, which drives the organization to excel in everything it does. Rudy’s Austin opened its doors for business in 1994 and K&N has opened 4 more locations since. Today, Rudy’s North Austin is the #1 restaurant in food sales per square foot out of approximately 67,000 total restaurants in Texas.
‘Quality is Everything!®’ at Mighty Fine Burgers, Fries & Shakes. Founded in 2007 by Ken Schiller and Brian Nolen, Mighty Fine now has four locations in the greater Austin area. All four locations are highly successful. In fact, Mighty Fine is one of the best start up fast casual concepts in the nation, evidenced by its $3.5 million+ per year in single unit sales and world-class guest satisfaction ratings during the first two years.
Our success is based on a firm commitment to quality and excellence – we will do whatever it takes to delight our guests. We are winners of the 2010 Texas Award for Performance Excellence and we’ve been recognized as one of the Top Places to Work in Austin two years in a row. Most outstandingly of all, K&N is the 2010 recipient of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award which recognize us as role models in business.
Awarded in 2010, K&N Management is just the second restaurant group to be recognized with the prestigious national honor. The award is a tremendous validation of how K&N Management compares to other companies across the country and establishes it as a role model business. The recognition is extremely important to K&N Management because it affirms our 10-year journey towards achieving a world-class level of excellence. The award is given to role model organizations that demonstrate exceptional performance in areas of management including leadership, strategic planning, customer service, workforce focus, process management, data analysis knowledge management, and results.
Mission: “To Guarantee Every Guest is Delighted Because of Me”
Vision: “To be the best restaurant operation in America”
Core Values: “Excellence | Quality | Integrity | Relationships”
Key Business Drivers: “Food Quality | Speed of Service | Cleanliness | Texas Hospitality℠ | Accuracy | Team Members | Value | Energy”
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