Featured Chef

Mike Johnson

Chicken Out, St. Louis, MO

High Pointe Drive-In, St. Louis, MO

Cyrano’s Cafe, St. Louis, MO

The Boathouse, St. Louis, MO

Sugarfire Smokehouse
Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Colorado, Iowa, Florida, Texas

Chef Mike Johnson's path to glory started in the kitchens of early American celebrity chefs like Emeril Lagasse and Charlie Trotter. Experience and travel lead Mike back to his hometown of St. Louis, MO where he continues to innovate the culinary scene. Johnson has always prided himself on creating approachable, chef-inspired, and fun food for everyone who dines at his spots. Whether brunching lakeside at the historic Forest Park Boathouse, or grabbing a late-night burger and fries at the High Pointe Drive-In, Johnson’s fare never disappoints. His acclaimed St. Louis-style barbeque concept Sugarfire Smokehouse was named Best Barbecue by the Travel Channel and is quickly adding locations across the country. His latest concept, Chicken Out, opened in St. Louis this June, and is a creative spin on the chicken sandwich segment serving up seriously tasty, pressure-fried chicken sandwiches.

Why I Buy True

"With refrigeration you can’t play around. We always use True in all of our restaurants because they’re dependable. They’re dependable, and they look great."

Chef Mike Johnson

Signature Dish

Chicken Out Chocolate Milkshake

Mix up a classic summer treat from our friends at Chicken Out. True Spec Series freezers keep your frozen items at the perfect temperature.

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True Spec Series Freezer

Chef Mike Johnson trusts True Reach-In Freezers to keep his ice cream chilled to perfect temps for easy scooping and happy customers.

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True T-49-HC Reach-In Refrigerator

This hard-working unit is the center of any kitchen, spacious and reliable. Designed using the highest quality materials and components.

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Mega Top Refrigerated Prep Table

Perfectly chilled temps and the space to create.

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True Pizza Prep Tables

Whether you’re prepping pizzas, sandwiches, or salads, this prep table boasts flexibility and performance.

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True T-49F-HC Reach-In Freezer

Plenty of space and capacity for all your frozen fare needs.

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