Pete Phillips became the owner of Johnny's Chophouse in September 2015.  Pete's family has over 40 years of experience in the restaurant business beginning with his grandfather in 1931-1945 in Green Bay, WI.  The restaurant business was moved to downtown Waukegan, IL, in 1945-1972.  Pete was born and raised in Waukegan, and was a 1981 graduate of Waukegan East High School.
Pete has a diverse entrepreneurial passion that has been demonstrated via the family contracting business where he later earned the status of partner.  In 2001, Pete created a recycling business in Libertyville that is successful today.  Pete became a restaurateur in SE Wisconsin in 2002.
Pete is committed to providing his customers superior quality food and delivering impeccable service at an affordable price.