Our Story

On April 30th 1969, Nicholas W. Janikies celebrated his first Burger King restaurant opening on Park Avenue in Cranston, Rhode Island. A true entrepreneur, he broiled those first few burgers into an empire. Today, The Jan Companies is one of the largest privately owned restaurant operators in New England. With strong family ownership and leadership from the second generation of the Janikies family, The Jan Companies is poised continued growth and expansion. The Jan Companies currently own and operate 28 Burger King locations in Florida. Over the years, the entire Janikies Family, has worked continuously to diversify into the fast food, full service and country club arena. This impressive portfolio includes Burger King, Newport Creamery, Krispy Kreme, Popeye’s, CoreLife Eatery and several Country Clubs.

An eye for winning concepts, aggressive expansion and an endless desire to please the customer with superior operations has made The Jan Companies the success it is today. Growth will continue as The Jan Companies looks to expand its already impressive portfolio. The Jan Companies is also a major real estate holding company that owns and develops properties throughout New England. Through its own construction and landscaping divisions, The Jan Companies has the ability to design and construct a variety of projects for its own use and for other major metropolitan restaurant groups. For more information please contact our real estate specialists.