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JOEY is a Western Canadian premium casual restaurant chain based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Joey Tomato’s (Canada) Inc.
GenrePremium Casual
Founded1992; 27 years ago (1992)
FounderJeff Fuller
Headquarters950-505 Burrard Street, Vancouver, British Columbia,
Revenue$270 million per year
Number of employees


The first JOEY Restaurant was opened in 1992 in Calgary, Alberta. The chain now operates over twenty restaurants.[2][3]

The company's founding President and CEO is Jeff Fuller, son of restaurateur Leroy "Bus" Fuller, who founded the Earls restaurant chain with Jeff's brother Stan Fuller.[4]

JOEY was originally conceived as a pasta house called "Joey Tomato's". As more menu items were added, the name was changed to "Joey Tomato's Mediterranean Grill," before being shortened in 2005 to simply "JOEY."[5] The company also owns the American restaurant Cucina, Cucina.

In 2016, Al Jessa was promoted to company President,[6] marking another link between the Earls chain and JOEY. Al Jessa's twin brother Mo Jessa is the current president of Earls.[7]

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  1. ^ "48. Bus Fuller, Stan Fuller, and Jeff Fuller". Vancouver Magazine. 17 November 2015. Retrieved 12 February 2019.
  2. ^ "Fuller family's restaurants heading east". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 12 February 2019.
  3. ^ "Joey Restaurants won't join sister company Earls and buy certified humane beef". Business in Vancouver. Retrieved 12 February 2019.
  4. ^ Mckenzie, Kevin Hinton & Ryan. "BCBusiness". Retrieved 12 February 2019.
  5. ^ "No sass, no sizzle in chain dining". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 12 February 2019.
  6. ^ [1][dead link]
  7. ^ "Mo Jessa: Duke of Earls". Business in Vancouver. Retrieved 12 February 2019.

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