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The Owners

The Shuck n Jive Owners




John and Diane Kranz are the owners/operators of the Shuck n Jive on Greenville Avenue and the President George Bush Turnpike location. Both of them have extensive and diverse experience in the restaurant industry.


John has thirty-five years of experience in full service restaurant operations. Since owning the original Shuck n Jive, John has been responsible for increasing sales and profits for the company. He has taken the company from a negative cash flow to a profit each year. John has been involved in other operations such as the Eight-O Restaurant and Bar, the Village Country Club, Redux, Tahiti’s, TGI Fridays and The Baystreet Restaurants. He has worked as a consultant on many restaurant start-ups and established operations in recent years. He is a seasoned professional with a proven track record of owning and operating successful restaurants.

greenshuck6Diane is responsible for the daily bookkeeping and financial reporting each period, along with the overall daily operations of the restaurants. She has twenty years of experience in bookkeeping, mainly in the restaurant and real estate industries in addition to several years with an accounting firm. In the real estate industry, her responsibilities consisted of property management, leasing of commercial properties, budgeting and financial reporting. In the restaurant industry, she was responsible for all accounting functions and the overall operations of the restaurant, which included the development of procedures, staffing and training as new restaurants opened.

John and Diane are both native Texans and enjoy living and working here. They are committed to giving back to their community and are both known for their philanthropic efforts. They are very active members in the Dallas Children’s Charities which is one of the largest supporters of local children’s charities in the North Texas community.




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