Ranch One was founded in 1988 by brothers Michael and Aaron Serruya. The first restaurant was opened in 1990 in New York City, next to the Ed Sullivan Theater. The original restaurant closed in 2008. The company specializes in grilled, marinated chicken sandwiches, wraps, strips, and salads.
At one time, the company had more than 100 franchises but today there appears to be only about a half dozen in three states along with a few locations in Kuwait. Ranch One operates as a subsidiary of Kahala Brands.
In 2001, co-owner and vice-chairman James Chickara and Sebastian Rametta, along with another executive of the company, pleaded guilty to stock fraud in connection with the Colombo mafia crime family. James Chickara was reportedly caught on tape by the FBI admitting that he used donations to Abraham Fruchthandler of the Mesivta Yeshiva Rabbi Chaim Berlin orthodox Jewish university to launder money used to pay brokers who hyped up the stock of The Manhattan Soup Man.
Ranch One is hoping to open more locations in the very near future and appears to be actively seeking franchisees. Headquarters is now located in Scottsdale, Arizona.