About Us
We are Prime Hospitality Group

Ryan Rans

Chief Executive Officer
Ryan has a visionary mind and loves to find new ideas for PHG to explore. His strategic direction keeps PHG growing.

Kristy Rans

Kristy focuses on PHG’s operations, with her finger on every element of each restaurant’s growth and success.

Jeff Blair

Chief Operating Officer
Jeff works every day to create processes and procedures that let PHG perform more efficiently, expand, and lead the way as a successful hospitality family.

Joel Lighty

Chief Financial Officer
Joel’s eye for detail keeps PHG’s financial needs and strategy in line with our goals, our present-day needs, and our future plans.

Cynthia Strope

Chief People Officer
Cynthia is passionate about building relationships and partnering with our PHG teams to help nurture a people first culture across all of our brands.

The Prime Hospitality Story

Prime Hospitality Group was founded by husband-and-wife team Kristy and Ryan Rans. Under the leadership of Kristy, an attorney, and Ryan, an expert in real estate development and restaurant concepts, PHG has become the largest Ruth’s Chris Steak House franchise group. Ryan and Kristy are also one of the first non-legacy Ruth’s Chris Steak House franchise owners, with a passion to build a new generation of trust and quality in the Ruth’s Chris family.

The Rans immediately dove into a 13 week training program with Ruth’s Chris. During this time, they worked every position from front of house to back, traveled regionally to enhance their multi-unit management experience, and participated in the opening of a new Ruth’s Chris location. This firsthand experience served as the foundation on which they have built their teams; with a focus on delivering the fine dining experience one expects from Ruth’s Chris. To date, Prime Hospitality Group’s Ruth’s Chris locations have earned some of the highest honors within the Ruth’s Chris Steak House family.

With the design of each PHG location, the Rans are committed to surprising and delighting each guest with an ambiance that incorporates new and innovative design elements. A visit to a PHG location provides an assortment of experiences a guest may choose from, including: elevated dining room spaces; distinctive outdoor patios; welcoming bars; and sought after private dining room spaces. Each area of a PHG location is meant to provide its own unique experience.

In 2018, the PHG family of brands grew with the addition of Bin 23 Bistro, a traditional European Bistro serving French-influenced favorites along with curated wines and craft cocktails. In 2020, The Exchange, a craft cocktail and whiskey bar stocked with the best whiskies in the world, also joined the PHG family of brands.

As we grow and expand our family, our Core Values and drive remain the same: to keep our promises when it comes to quality, stay fresh in our approach, and find and develop the absolute best Team Members. Each meal and drink should always be amazing, but it’s the experience and hospitality our loyal guests come back for.

Our Core Values

PHG’s Core Values are the foundation of our company. These values, which have been carefully selected, act as our path to success and reflect our enduring culture.

Demand for Excellence

  • Bring your best every day
  • Continually strive for perfection
  • Practice fanatical attention to consistency and detail
  • Be best-in-class and expect it of others

Passion for Hospitality

  • Service the guest above all else
  • Treat every guest and team member with respect
  • Build strong relationships
  • Understand the value of reputation

Desire to Win

  • Strive for constant improvement
  • Always want more
  • Live on a quest for knowledge

Unwavering Commitment

  • Strive to go above and beyond
  • Be dedicated and devoted to yourself, guests, and your team members
  • Encourage and develop your individual abilities

Hunger to Grow

  • Be hungry for achievement
  • Be enthusiastic, energetic, and tenacious
  • Never be satisfied

11 Ruth’s Chris Steak Houses

Our foundation was built on curating a family of Ruth’s Chris Steak Houses that deliver on the perfection you expect each and every time you visit. From informed and attentive service to stunning meals, our Ruth’s Chris teams make sure you love every moment.

Bin 23 Bistro

We’ve always had an incredible passion for pairing the finest food with the perfect drink. Our traditional French bistro showcases our love for French cuisine with a menu made entirely in-house from a variety of local purveyors, and our unique cocktail menu and extensive wine list offers the best pairing to enhance every bite.

The Exchange

We are purveyors of fine spirits – home to over 450 whiskeys, more than any other speak easy in the country. Join our team and deliver the best craft cocktail experience based on authentic, prohibition era recipes, made with exceptional craftsmanship in our vintage speakeasy cocktail and whiskey bar.

Prime Hospitality Careers

From executive chef to sales manager to server, each position at Prime Hospitality Group is designed to help you grow and enhance your natural talents.

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