Founder, Ray's Restaurants
Founded in 1984 by renowned restaurant industry veteran Ray Schoenbaum, Marietta-based Ray’s Restaurants, LLC, is comprised of Ray’s on the River, Ray’s in the City and Ray’s at Killer Creek. Each restaurant features an award winning menu with an emphasis on fresh fish flown in daily from the Atlantic and Pacific, house-cut chops, prime steaks and extensive wine offerings from around the world.
“We want every guest to have an exceptional dining experience in a refined, yet warm and inviting setting,” says Ray.
We look forward to you dining with us soon!
Director of Operations
Alex Bebiak grew up in Chicago and is a hospitality industry veteran with more than 20 years of restaurant management experience. Bebiak studied at Northern Illinois University and has managed such notable restaurants as Bella Vista, Bacino’s of Naperville and Wildfire in Illinois. He was relocated to Atlanta with Wildfire, where he served as General Manager for four years. He joined the Ray’s family in 2011 as the Operating Partner of Ray’s on the River and in 2015 became the Operating Partner for Ray’s at Killer Creek in addition to the River location. He was recently promoted to Director of Operations for Ray’s on the River, Ray’s at Killer Creek and Ray’s in the City.
Bebiak enjoys the energy and fast pace of the restaurant industry. His focus at Ray’s is to capitalize on the reputation the restaurant has built, while always looking for ways to continuously evolve the food, service and overall dining experience while adapting to the trending ways of the industry.
While his title remains as “Director of Operations”, he defines his role as “Director of People.” He is incredibly passionate about his people and believes that creating a positive work environment is directly related to a positive dining experience for our guests.
Director of Training and Human Resources
John Schadl grew up overseas and traveled for a large part of his childhood. He relocated to Atlanta after selecting a place on the map and credits this time with him first falling in love with the city. He has spent over 35 years in the restaurant industry, including time with McDonald’s as the Director of Training and Operations in Europe where he traveled to Paris, Rome, Spain and North Africa. Schadl also spent time locally with Horseradish Grill and Concentrics Restaurants before joining Ray’s. He says that after all of his travel, he kept coming back to Atlanta and is happy to have landed here. John has been with Ray’s Restaurants since 2010 and served as Operating Partner for Ray’s in the City before his transition into Training and Human Resources in 2014.
John brings a passion and enthusiasm for delivering an exceptional dining experience while challenging the status quo. “I love this business because every day is different,” says Schadl. “Plus, I get to work with such a great team!"
Ray's Gives Back
Since 2005, Ray’s has partnered with the Fragile Kids and RACK Foundations to raise money for medically fragile children, and their families, for equipment, medical supplies and other support that is unattainable due to insurance restrictions or financial limitations.
Ray’s is a proud sponsor of ‘The Derek Rackley Annual “Fore the Kids” Golf Classic,’ which serves as a fundraiser for the Foundations. Each year Ray’s on the River hosts, and our employees volunteer, for the children for Breakfast with Santa.