Updated 2/20/20

Jack and Steve Johnson have served Happy Meals and Big Macs in Tennessee and north Alabama for more than 40 years.

The father and son opened their first McDonald’s in Pulaski, in 1979. Jack purchased two locations a few years later in Huntsville and relocated his family, laying down roots in the Rocket City.

Since the inception of Johnson Partners, Inc., the business has grown to include 22 McDonald’s restaurants and 1,300 employees.

Jack Johnson said the secret sauce to longevity is always placing our people first, whether that’s our customers or employees. This is a huge milestone that I don’t take for granted and having the opportunity to work alongside my son has made this a truly rewarding experience.

The Johnsons recently received the prestigious “Ronald Award”, which recognizes the top 1% of McDonald’s franchisees nationwide, honored for their commitment to the community and iconic brand.