About Us

Get to Know Us

Welcome to Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery, where good times are always on tap. That’s because we’re more than just a restaurant, and so much more than a sports bar. Our fun, festive atmosphere makes us the go-to place to watch sports, enjoy a cold beer and hang out with friends.  We offer a delicious, mouth-watering menu, more than 30 draft and bottled beers to choose from and an extensive spirit selection.  All this, plus year-round, nonstop pro and college sports action on all of our HD screens. Of course, there’s also our World Famous Tilted Kilt Girls.® Beautiful and ever so friendly, everyone is eager to put a smile on your face and an ice cold beer in your hand. So, when you’re in the mood for fine Pub food and cold beers, get into your nearest Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery. All across America, everyone agrees that “A Cold Beer Never Looked So Good.”®

A History Worth Celebrating

While the Tilted Kilt concept has its roots deep in the rousing tradition of Scottish, Irish and English Pubs, it actually first came to life in America’s own sin city, Las Vegas. The brainchild of successful restaurateur Mark DiMartino, Tilted Kilt was conceived to be a contemporary, Celtic-themed sports Pub staffed with beautiful servers in sexy plaid kilts and matching plaid bras.

To launch his enticing creation, DiMartino assembled a stellar management team consisting of Shannon Reilly – a free spirit and conspiracy theorist, and John Reynaud – a great guy and aspiring golf pro.

The winning concept was an instant success and gained national and global exposure because of its Las Vegas location. Although Tilted Kilt wasn’t originally created to be a franchise, it wasn’t long before it caught the eye of Ron Lynch, an experienced and savvy restaurant and franchise developer. In addition to his vast restaurant franchising experience, Ron Lynch stood a towering 6’6” tall, which made him a figure the team could literally look up to.

Both parties agreed that Tilted Kilt had a broad, far-reaching appeal with a very real chance to gain success and a loyal following in multiple regions. In moving forward, their first step was to relocate the Tilted Kilt headquarters to Tempe, Arizona, where it is still based today.

Now, with locations far and wide across the country and many more scheduled to open, Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery continues to lift spirits and joyously reaffirm that
“A Cold Beer Never Looked So Good.”®

Everything You’d Like to Know About Us

Got a question about the Tilted Kilt? Chances are, we’ve got all the answers you’re looking for. ‘Cause if it’s on your mind, it’s on our list.


Questions for your Local Pub*

*Note: Each Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery is an independently owned and operated franchise. 

Question: Do you take reservations online or by email?
Answer: 
At this time, we do not accept reservations requested via email or the website. Please call your local Tilted Kilt to request a reservation.

Question: There’s a Tilted Kilt under construction near me, when will it open?
Answer: 
Due to the multiple factors that influence a Pub opening, it can be very difficult to guarantee a particular opening date more than two weeks prior. If a phone number is available, please call the Pub for an update. Also, you can “Like” the Tilted Kilt location on Facebook to receive periodic updates. If the Pub you are seeking is not yet on our locations page, please stay tuned. All of our new Tilted Kilt locations appreciate your patience.

Question: How do I request a donation for my charity?
Answer: 
If you would like to request a donation for your charity, please call your local Tilted Kilt and ask to speak to the General Manager.

Question: How do I request sponsorship of my local sports team?
Answer:
 If you would like to request sponsorship of your local sports team, please call your local Tilted Kilt and ask to speak to the General Manager.

Question: How do I book my band to perform at Tilted Kilt?
Answer: 
If you would like your band to perform at a Tilted Kilt location, please call your local Tilted Kilt  you wish to perform at and ask to speak to the General Manager.

Question: Will you be showing the game?
Answer: 
Sports-viewing schedules vary by location, please call your local Tilted Kilt to inquire.

Question: How do I check the balance on my gift card?
Answer:
To check the balance on your gift card, please call your local Tilted Kilt and ask the hostess.  At this time, we do not have an online portal for checking gift card balances.

Question: I’ve been overcharged on my debit/credit card.  How do I get this reversed?
Answer: 
We apologize for the error and the inconvenience.  Please call the Tilted Kilt you visited and ask to speak to a Manager.


Tilted Kilt Careers

Question: I want to work at Tilted Kilt!  What do I do next?
Answer: 
Applications are always accepted at Tilted Kilt.  To see what employment opportunities are currently available, please visit our Kilt Careers page.

Question: I am a Tilted Kilt employee and I need a copy of my W-2 form?
Answer: 
Please contact your local Pub manager.


Misc.

Question: I want to purchase a Tilted Kilt costume!  How do I do that?
Answer: We appreciate your interest in owning a Tilted Kilt costume.  Our costumes are registered/protected through the Federal Trademark & Patent Office, and therefore are not for sale to the general public. Only Tilted Kilt employees can wear a Tilted Kilt Costume per our mandated guidelines.


Nutritional Information

Question: Where is the nutritional information for your menu?
Answer:  We are currently compiling nutritional information for our items and will make this info available to our guests as soon as we can. At this time, we cannot make any assertions as to the absence of allergens in any of our menu items.

Question: What items on your menu are Gluten Free?
Answer: 
We are currently compiling nutritional information for our items and will make this info available to our guests as soon as we can. At this time, we cannot make any assertions as to the absence of allergens in any of our menu items.

By our very nature, Tilted Kilt is a company that gets attention. When we’re doing our jobs right, that attention is positive and very rewarding. Below, we’ve shared with you some of our most recent press from various regions. Please enjoy!

For press and news inquiries please contact Kelly McNamara or call 847.945.1300.

About Tilted Kilt's Valentine's Day Cocktail

February 9, 2016

Tilted Kilt Las Vegas Food & Beverage Professional

Set the mood this Valentine's Day with [this] sip-worthy cocktail from Las Vegas hotspot Tilted Kilt...

Las Vegas Weekly Article: GUIDE: SUPER BOWL PARTIES IN LAS VEGAS

February 5, 2016

Las Vegas Weekly

Tilted Kilt at the Linq A guaranteed spot at the bar, unlimited drinks starting one hour before kickoff

President of Tilted Kilt named influential in food service industry.

February 4, 2016

Nation's Restaurant News

Ron Lynch, President and CEO of Tilted Kilt Franchise Operating, LLC was named in Nation's Restaurant News on the Readers Choice List 2016, the most influential people in the food service industry.

What's on Las Vegas article: VEGAS' SUPER BOWL

February 3, 2016

What's on Las Vegas

Super Bowl 50 is being played in Santa Clara, CA on Feb. 7. But if you look around Las Vegas on game day, one might think the game is being played here.

Las Vegas Eater Article: “Where to Watch Super Bowl 50 in Las Vegas”

February 1, 2016

Las Vegas Eater

get a table inside the restaurant that includes all alcohol for an hour before the game and for the rest of the game.

Tilted Kilt Northwest Indy - Fox 59 Morning News at 9 Re: Super Bowl and Wings

January 27, 2016

Fox 59

Superbowl 50 is less than two weeks away. We have the perfect party game plan and we have a little help from the Tilted Kilt in sharing some ideas for Superbowl recipes - including how to make some wings. It smells good and looks good. Thanks for being here! How do you guys prepare for what is the second biggest food day that there is?

Tilted Kilt sports bar opens in South Portland

January 14, 2016

Keep Me Current

The first Tilted Kilt pub in Maine opened this week in South Portland. And while the skimpy uniforms worn by the female servers have raised a few eyebrows, local franchise owner Dave DuBois said the chain is “really so classy” and “family-oriented.” His goal with opening the Tilted Kilt, at the former Newick’s restaurant near…

Fine Food and Fur Coats Plus a Celtic-Themed Sports Bar

January 12, 2016

Post City Magazine

Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery has opened a third Ontario location in Richmond Hill. Founded in Las Vegas in 2003, the Celtic-themed sports chain offers classic pub fare such as Irish nachos, spicy southwest chicken wrap and Tilted chicken wings. There are 400 seats in the 6,000-square-foot space, and a communal table right next to…

Tilted Kilt to Open Restaurant in Annapolis

January 11, 2016

Capital Gazette

A restaurant and pub plans to bring its "sexy servers" to its upcoming Westfield Annapolis mall location. Tilted Kilt is expected to open sometime between late January and early February. The 8,700-square-foot venue will be next to Red Robin, in the space that Hudson Trail Outfitters previously operated. This will be the company's first…

Herculean challenge for a burger taster… a tough job, but somebody had to do it

June 8, 2015

Kevin Farley has had enough hamburgers for a while. “My eyes aren’t bigger than my stomach—my eyes are, like, seven times bigger than my stomach,” says the actor and comedian, briefly sitting down to chat in the corporate offices of Tilted Kilt on Warner Road in Tempe. “I flew in yesterday,” he says, for his…

Chris Farley's brother Kevin performs at Laugh Factory in Scottsdale

May 28, 2015

Get ready for some belly laughs this weekend, as actor and comedian Kevin Farley (Chris Farley's brother) performs at the Laugh Factory in Scottsdale. But first, he'll be stopping by at the Titled Kilt in Tempe on Thursday, May 28, to film several promos with the locally based restaurant, for their upcoming “Big Arse Burger…

Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery Brings its Celtic Style to New England

May 12, 2015

TEMPE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Authentic pub fare and craft beer with a side of sexy servers is growing their presence throughout New England. Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery, a sports pub that pays homage to the old public houses of America, England, Scotland and Ireland, is pleased to announce the addition of nine new pubs in the region…

Charity motorcycle ride starting in Rockford

May 1, 2015

The Third Annual Fallen Fire and Police Escorted Bike Ride will be held Saturday starting at Midway Village, 6799 Guildford Road. Registration will take place from 10:00 am until noon. Cost is $20 per motorcycle. The charity motorcycle ride leaves Midway Village at noon, travels east on Guilford Road, north on Bell School Rd and…

Chill in Style at the Tilted Kilt

April 21, 2015

BY NINA KING APRIL 24, 2015 Everyone needs a place to relax in, just somewhere to let down your hair and enjoy a few cold brews and good food. Americans have a special affinity for the sports bar, stemming, no doubt, from an affinity for sports. Here in Vegas, you’ll find all manner of those…

Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery plans to open first El Paso location Monday

April 20, 2015

The Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery, a Phoenix area-based chain of sports bars and restaurants, plans to open its first El Paso location Monday, the Las Cruces company that developed the location announced late last week. Prestige Development Group, or PDG Inc., which designs and constructs restaurant and other retail chain locations, designed a new…

Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery Set to Debut New Costume

April 15, 2015

TEMPE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--After the recent tenth birthday of Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery, Kilt Girls and Guys have something extra to celebrate. April 2015 marks the debut of an updated costume that enhances the iconic tartan plaid the Kilt Girls are known for, while putting an emphasis on comfort and movability. Tilted Kilt tasked the Kilt…

Tilted Kilt sets opening date for 1st pub, restaurant in Berks

April 10, 2015

Patrick Manwiller/69 News WYOMISSING, Pa. - Tilted Kilt is just weeks away from opening its first pub and restaurant in Berks County. The company announced on its Facebook page that its new restaurant in Wyomissing will officially open to customers on Mon., May 11. Installation of signs for the restaurant, located in The Shoppes at…

Tilted Kilt plans Sacramento region debut

March 11, 2015

A company that bills itself as the "best-looking sports pub you've ever seen" wants to enter the Sacramento region. And when it says "best-looking," Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery isn't necessarily referring to how the building looks. The Arizona company, which features scantily clad female servers, is looking for local franchisees. It plans to open…

Tilted Kilt opens in Overland Park

March 5, 2015

Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery, a Celtic-themed sports bar chain known for its scantily-clad servers, has opened its first area location in Overland Park. New franchisee, TK KC LLC, leased the former Wil Jenny's restaurant at 6700 W. 135th St. and has spent about six months renovating the space. It has more than 100 employees.…

Tilted Kilt opens in Boca

March 4, 2015

3320 Airport Road, Boca Raton, 561-338-5458, TiltedKilt.com Only two months after this Arizona-based chain opened in Fort Lauderdale, franchisee Samir Changela has introduced a second South Florida location in a new building with a brick path to Cinemark Palace theater. "It is a great synergy between us," says Changela, co-owner with his father. Popular menu items are…

HOTTS SPOTS: Tilted Kilt Pub hosts grand opening bash

March 4, 2015

In the six weeks the Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery in Sterling Heights has been open, it’s become one of the surprise magnet spots in Macomb County. On Friday, the Celtic-themed sports pub will celebrate its official grand opening party from 5-9 p.m. with a live band and merriment. General manager Rick Barach says he…

Tilted Kilt serves up shamrockin’ new menu

March 2, 2015

Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery, a sports bar that pays homage to the old public houses of America, England, Scotland and Ireland, is gearing up for its annual Irish Hooley menu. The authentic menu is being offered through St. Patrick’s Day on March 17. The new Irish Hooley Menu will include the following items: Scotch Eggs -…

Tilted Kilt serves up shamrockin’ new menu

March 2, 2015

Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery, a sports bar that pays homage to the old public houses of America, England, Scotland and Ireland, is gearing up for its annual Irish Hooley menu. The authentic menu is being offered through St. Patrick’s Day on March 17. The new Irish Hooley Menu will include the following items: Scotch Eggs -…

Sports bar chain targets market

February 27, 2015

A sports bar chain that’s been described as a Scottish-themed version of Hooters is planning to enter the West Michigan market. Tempe, Ariz.-based Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery said this week that it plans to open 20 pubs in the Midwest by the end of 2017 under Tilted Management, led by Paul DiBenedetto, an area…

British-style pub chain Tilted Kilt plans 6 Minneapolis restaurants

February 26, 2015

A British pub-style chain known for its scantily-clad serving staff is planning a major expansion into Minneapolis, looking to open no fewer than six restaurants. Arizona-based Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery has called Minneapolis its “strongest untouched market in the United States” in a news release issued through Business Wire, and is looking for six franchisees to…

The Collaboration Behind the ‘Kilt

The Tilted Kilt franchise is made possible by a lean, mean, hard-working group of talented individuals. All based at our headquarters in Tempe, Arizona, these executives are responsible for spreading the concept, upholding brand standards and ultimately delivering the idea that “A Cold Beer Never Looked So Good.”®

Ron Lynch - President

Ron Lynch’s business and franchising experience is extensive, spanning four concepts and 30 years. He has been a multi-unit operator, a developer and a franchisee. His experience on all sides of the franchise business model gives him a perspective few in the industry can boast. Ron and his team developed and opened over 100 Schlotzsky’s Deli franchises. For this effort he was named “Developer of The Year” five consecutive years. He also built a successful six-store sporting goods chain. Ron has been President of the Tilted Kilt Franchise Operating LLC since 2005 and began franchising the concept in 2006. He is a member of the International Franchise Association where he holds the designation of Certified Franchise Executive (CFE). The Tilted Kilt brand is fueled by Ron’s commitment to The Code of the Clan Tilted Kilt by which he expects every person at every level of the organization to operate. The code embodies the values of pride, integrity, respect, strong work ethic and fun. Ron believes in building customer loyalty through exceptional service and commitment to family and community. Lynch is past president and active member of the Tempe Diablo’s, a civic organization with a focus on Youth, the City of Tempe and Education.

Eddie Goitia - Chief Financial Officer

Eddie Goitia has 25 years of experience in the restaurant business. He has been in involved in the purchase, development, operations and sales of multi-unit restaurants. Eddie also has extensive experience with real estate development and the lease negotiation process. Eddie joined TKFO in 2012 and oversees the strategic long term planning and financial well-being of the company. He is an active member of this International Franchise Association (IFA) where he earned the certification of Certified Franchise Executive (CFE). Goitia manages TKFO’s human resources department and works directly with the company Vice Presidents to assist them with achieving their departmental financial goals. His ultimate goal is creating profitability for the franchise system.

Mark Hanby - Vice President of Development

Mark Hanby is no stranger to franchising – in fact, he has been involved in restaurant franchising and business management for over 20 years. He is also no stranger to Tilted Kilt president, Ron Lynch. The two partnered in 1992, to facilitate the licensing and locating of over 100 Schlotzsky’s Delis. In the process, they won numerous awards for Customer Service and Unit Volume along with many other distinctions. Since joining the Tilted Kilt Team in 2007, market development design and franchisee recruitment have become Mark’s passions.

Logan Reves - VP of Operations

Logan Reves is no “newbie” to the restaurant and franchising industry. In his professional career which spans 35 years he has grown through the ranks from kitchen employee to restaurant executive having substantial tenured experience in both the franchisor and franchisee business models. Logan’s restaurant and business expertise covers a wide range of skills with specialty in franchising including: Sales, Development, Marketing, Operations and Brand Leadership. His restaurant experience includes management and leadership in the quick serve and fast casual segments for national restaurant brands. He is an active member of International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and International Franchise Association (IFA) whereas he has earned the distinction of Certified Franchise Executive (CFE). Since joining TKFO in 2014 Logan oversees company owned and franchise owned operations, collaborates with the Area Developer and Franchisee network and supervises the operations field staff.

Evan Kenville - VP of Technology & Training

Evan Kenville has over 19 years of experience in the hospitality industry starting from a very early age, working his way up from a busser to a server, bartender, manager, F & B Director and General Manger. He has extensive experience in Information Services and Technology including certifications and specialties in Radiant systems and Aloha. He has managed the technology rollout at over 200 new store openings. Evan joined the TKFO team in 2010. In his current role he oversees Information Services, Construction, Training and Equipment.

Torie Lynch - VP of Marketing & Brand Initiatives

Torie Lynch has been in the restaurant industry since the late 90’s in various roles starting as a Cashier, to Server, Bartender, Bar manager and Restaurant Manager. As a loyal member of the Tilted Kilt organization, Lynch has been working in various social media and marketing roles for the last seven years and prior was in restaurant management for three years at Tilted Kilt’s Scottsdale and Tempe locations. As Director of Initiatives, Social Media & Retail, Lynch has been responsible for developing and executing the annual, highly regarded Tilted Kilt Calendar, The Tilted Kilt Clan Loyalty program, the Retail Apparel program, the Social Media program and various special events and system-wide promotions. With a Bachelor of Arts in Media Journalism from California State University, Northridge, as well as knowledge and training within the Entertainment Industry,  Lynch has vast knowledge of marketing strategy and innovation that will drive results.