Owner: Dan Graham has been a resident of the Villages, Florida since the community was developed. Dan spent most of his career managing businesses in the concrete and construction industry developing communities like The Villages. It was his love for good food, good times and spending time with people he cared about that provided the push to get into the restaurant business. Dan found RJ Gators and fell in love with the concept, food, style and operating model and with that RJ Gators in The Villages was born.
General Manager: Kathy Hynes is a household name around R.J. Gator’s in The Villages, Florida. Starting with R.J. Gator’s in 2005, she began her career as a “Tour Guide”. In June of 2013, Kathy was rightfully promoted to General Manager. Having served in all aspects of the restaurant, these diverse experiences have given her the perspective to be an effective general manager. She has become an integral part of what helps make the restaurant work, even having culminated a comprehensive manual for the R.J. Gator’s franchise. Kathy clearly represents the union of customer service, attention to detail, congenial professionalism and passionate knowledge that helps unite a kitchen, servers and its guests for an all-around incredible dining experience.