Come Dine with us
Heart of America opened its first restaurant, The Iowa Machine Shed, in June of 1978. Over forty years later, Heart of America has added additional brands to the portfolio which include: Thunder Bay Grille, Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse, Gramma’s Kitchen, Checkered Flag, The Republic on Grand and The J Bar.
“Working at Heart of America Group is like working with family - many of us have grown up together. Mike and Kim give us the ability to run our businesses like they are our own - which makes us all deeply attached to the work we do, and take pride in running a great restaurant.”
JEFF GRUNDER, Chief Operating Executive Machine Shed Davenport