W. Randall Schoch
Franchisee and Operator of Ruth’s Chris Steak House Hawaii Restaurants
Veteran restaurateur Randy Schoch is the franchisee and operator of the five Ruth’s Chris Steak House Hawaii restaurants. Launching his 35+ year career in the food service industry in Hawaii as a busboy, his recipe for success has been the blending of his entrepreneurial spirit with his love for food. Randy, is the Chief Executive Officer of Desert Island Restaurants, the company he founded in 1998. Being from the Hawaiian Islands and living in the Arizona desert, the name for his company came to Randy naturally. Today, there are five Ruth Chris Steak House Hawaii restaurants in Hawaii. On Oahu at Restaurant Row and Waikiki Beach Walk, on the neighbor islands on Maui, in Lahaina on Front Street and at The Shops at Wailea and on the Big Island at The Shops at Mauna Lani.
Desert Island Restaurants also oversees the operations of the two Hawaii Romano’s Macaroni Grill® restaurants, Thaifoon—Taste of AsiaSM, located in Salt Lake City, Utah and Randy’s latest concept, Ling & Louie’s Asian Bar and GrillSM , based in Scottsdale, Ariizona with franchised locations spreading throughout the western United States, including two stores in Denver, Colorado, one in Chandler, Arizona, and another opening soon in Meridian, Idaho.
a commitment to excellence
In the past, Desert Island Restaurants has included other successful restaurants, including: Nick’s Fishmarket and Black Orchid Restaurant in Honolulu, Hawaii; three Roy’s Pacific Rim Cuisine® restaurants in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona and Newport Beach, California; and three Thaifoon restaurants located in Newport Beach and Irvine, California and Scottsdale, Arizona.
Along with his commitment to his restaurants’ guests, Randy is strongly rooted in his personal commitment to family and service to the communities his restaurants serve—in Phoenix, Arizona and on the Hawaiian Islands. He has been married to his wife Cheri for over 18 years and has two teenage children. Over the years, he has been a committed Board member for numerous organizations, including: Barrow’s Neurological Institute at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix Suns Charities, and St. Joseph’s Hospital Special Olympics in Phoenix, Arizona, as well as the Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children and The Special Olympics in Hawaii. Since 1989, Randy has been an active member of the Hawaii chapter of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO). He has been a dedicated member of the Arizona chapter of YPO since 1999, formerly serving as Chairman.