Ron Woodsby - CEO/President
Ron Woodsby started in the restaurant business while still in his playpen. His parents were in the restaurant business and he would play in the kitchen while they worked. So to say restaurants are in his blood is an understatement. Ron is a self-taught entrepreneur who has followed in his father’s footsteps and built Talk of the Town Restaurants Inc. into a multi-million dollar organization.
Ron is responsible for all aspects of his restaurant’s operations. He designs, builds and equips all his restaurants, focusing on everything from the menu and wine selection to tablecloths and dishes to artwork and the style of the doorknobs. He is totally immersed in the process whenever he builds a new restaurant, even living in a motor home on the jobsite. This way he becomes a part of the community he will service and learns the market first hand.
Ron is a visionary with the business, contracting and culinary skills necessary to open successful restaurants in such diverse markets as Lakeland, St. Petersburg, Tampa, Orlando, Kissimmee and Lake Mary. Today Talk of the Town Restaurants encompasses 10 restaurants with 5 different concepts employing nearly 1500 people, making a sizable impact on the economy of Central Florida.
Ron is married and lives with his wife in Lakeland, Florida. They have two sons both involved in the family business. Ron enjoys spending his free time on hunting and fishing trips as well as traveling cross-country on his Harley.