Mac’s Speed Shop was conceptualized by founders Wynn Davis and Hall Johnston. If we’re being honest, the two guys knew nothing about running a restaurant but knew they loved BBQ, beer and bikes…so they bought the site of a run-down motor shop, brought in some friends, hired people to run it and opened the doors to a great adventure on May 5th, 2005 in Charlotte, NC.
Wild at Heart
Business savvy, innovative, passionate, intelligent and driven people aren’t always bred at Harvard and wear suits. Long hair, tattoos, suggestive statements and a disregard for conformity to find our own path makes way for sustainable and admirable success, too. Being wild at heart affords us the benefits of play, laughter and collaboration to cultivate creativity. Wild at heart is freedom over bondage of cultural constraints and expectations.
We are passionate because people are involved, invested and integral in our business. People are the secret ingredient in everything we do. Every customer, employee, vendor, neighbor – YOU – fuel our fire to treasure, protect and invest in community by providing energetic, colorful experiences that create more family and fun.
We are an unusually mixed group of people… and we like it that way. We run with a non-traditional, mismatched assortment of people and it has benefited us in everything we do and it shows. From business strategy to hospitality, our diversity creates the perfect place for the creative rebel in all of us.
Bold is our driver and motivation for looking in the face of fear. We don’t hesitate to change what is familiar to stand for what is right, protect our family and challenge the status quo to go to the next level. Always reaching beyond trends and the usual limits of conventional thought and action, Mac’s Hospitality Group consistently seeks to be bold in thought AND action.
Blue collar. White collar. No collar. Mac’s Hospitality group is “where” everybody knows your name.
“Making your way in the world today takes everything you got. Taking a break from all your worries sure helps a lot. Wouldn’t you like to get away?”
Sometimes you want to go. Where everybody knows your name. We’re always glad you came.
We have weathered two recessions and a pandemic all while holding tight to honor and loyalty. We can’t and won’t be knocked down or change our passion for people. Our fuel? Unwavering tenacity. Watch us sweat and overcome. We always do and always will.
We are rough around the edges, but who doesn’t want some mystery and excitement in life?! We follow what we know, deliver with confidence and stay true to who we are; a motley crew living on the edge. You don’t have to be comfortable with it, we just invite you to enjoy the ride with us.
We live in the “here and now” and invite you to do the same. The future matters and the rules keep piling up, but we gotta keep on living, man.
Our portfolio extends far beyond dining and hospitality. We create entire atmospheres that cultivate the same spirit of freedom we use to formulate our business strategies and invest in our family. In all things we choose to explore new paths instead of wearing down the old ones.
Just when you think you have us all figured out – SURPRISE! We love life and enjoy keeping you on your toes because life is so much more fun with fun.