Tilman Fertitta is the sole owner, Chairman, and CEO of Landry’s, Inc., one of America’s leading dining, entertainment, and gaming and hospitality companies. Landry’s is the nation’s largest privately held restaurant, entertainment and gaming company owned by one individual and has combined revenues of $2.8 billion dollars and assets of over $3 billion. The Company operates over 500 properties in 34 states and a number of international locations. Landry’s is also one of the country’s largest employers with over 50,000 employees. Landry’s owns and operates over 50 different restaurant brands; some of its notable concepts are McCormick & Schmick’s, Chart House, Landry’s Seafood House, Rainforest Café, Saltgrass Steakhouse, Bubba Gump Shrimp Company, Claim Jumper, and upscale eateries under its Signature Series: Morton’s Steakhouse, Oceanaire, Vic & Anthony’s, Brenner’s Steakhouse, Grotto, La Griglia and Willie G’s. Landry’s also operates numerous gaming, hospitality and entertainment venues, including the Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas and Laughlin, Nevada and Atlantic City, New Jersey and Biloxi, Mississippi, the San Luis Resort, Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier, The Kemah Boardwalk, Downtown Aquarium Denver and Houston and the Tower of Americas in San Antonio, Texas just to name a few.
An influential business figure, Fertitta has been frequently featured in every substantially financial and industry publication and has appeared on numerous national business programs including CNBC and Fox Business News. Also, he has been a featured speaker at many conferences and seminars. Fertitta is one of the foremost authorities in the restaurant, gaming entertainment and hospitality industries.
Fertitta’s many personal honors include – Entrepreneur of the Year Award from Ernst & Young and Induction into the Texas Business Hall of Fame as the second-youngest inductee.
Fertitta devotes a substantial amount of time to civic service and currently serves as Chairman of the Houston Children’s Charity, the Houston Police Foundation and is on the Executive Committee of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. He also serves on the following boards: Texas Heart Institute, Greater Houston Partnership and the University of Houston Board of Regents. He and his wife Paige live in Houston with their four children.