If you’ve ever traveled through California, you may have seen us up and down the state. That’s because as of January 2021, we have more than 60 company-owned-and-operated restaurants, plus more than a dozen franchise-owned restaurants in California and Arizona.

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We Are Constantly Growing

We’ve come a long way since the little pizzeria in Fresno, California. From World Famous Pizza at Me-n-Ed’s to Blast & Brew American Eatery and Taphouse, we broke out new dining and food-delivery concepts in various markets. Our latest success is a ghost kitchen in partnership with third-party delivery app DoorDash.

And we don’t intend on stopping. We keep up with industry trends and the latest technology – from our food and menu items to our websites, apps, kiosks and social media presence.

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John Ferdinandi

John Ferdinandi, President & CEO

John was awarded a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Menlo College before earning a Master of International Finance degree from the EU Business University in Montreux, Switzerland. He began his career as a finance manager for Amdahl Corporation, a multinational information technology company. He then worked as a senior finance manager for CalPine Corporation, an independent power producer. John has served as board chair of Catholic Charities, San Joaquin Memorial High School, Valley Children’s Hospital Foundation Board and as the finance chair for St. Anthony’s of Padua Parish.

Tom Ferdinandi

Tom Ferdinandi, Executive Vice President & COO

Tom earned his Bachelor of Science in Commerce, Marketing, from Santa Clara University and his Masters in Finance and Banking from the University of San Francisco. For several years, he served as a commerical banker in the Bay Area before returning to his restaurant industry roots in Fresno. Tom has served as board chair for a wide variety of organizations, including Saint Agnes Medical Center, the Poverello House, the California Restaurant Association and the Catholic Professional and Business Club. He is currently a board member of the Santa Clara University Board of Fellows and the Fresno Chamber of Commerce.

Mission Statement

To establish Milano Restaurants International Corporation as an industry leader in providing quality restaurants through an unwavering commitment to our core values:

  • Create a work environment that promotes communication, efficiency, respect and dignity.
  • Build a consistently satisfied customer base founded upon great family hospitality.
  • Apply the highest standards of excellence to the purchasing, preparing and delivery of our product line.
  • Recognize the need to be an active and responsible community member.