Johnny Ray Zone: Howlin' Ray's

Johnny Ray Zone, Howlin Rays, The Founder Hour, Podcast

Chef Johnny Ray Zone is the founder and owner of Howlin’ Ray’s, the famous restaurant known for bringing Nashville Hot Chicken to Los Angeles. Originally starting out as a food truck, Howlin’ has quickly become one of the hottest spots in town - literally. Ever since opening their doors in Chinatown in 2016, they’ve had 2+ hour lines every single day with hundreds of people just waiting to get their hands on a delicious hot chicken sandwich!

In this episode, Pat and Posh hang with Chef Johnny to hear about his childhood growing up in LA, what inspired him to become a chef, and the various jobs he’s had up to the launch of Howlin’ Ray’s. We also learn about what Nashville Hot Chicken REALLY is, the wild journey he’s had from being $80,000 in debt to growing one of the most popular food concepts ever, and what’s to come next!

Whether or not you’re a foodie, make sure to tune in for an amazing story and conversation with Chef Johnny!



Johnny Ray Zone: @johnnyrayzone
Howlin’ Rays: @howlinrays
The Founder Hour: @thefounderhour
Pat: @patricktanahan
Posh: @posh