While working his way through college at Texas Tech University in a local café, Justin discovered his love for the restaurant business. At the age of 22 he opened his first restaurant that he successfully owned and operated for 15 years. Channa graduated from Texas Tech University, and worked for a luxury retailer, always knowing she wanted to be a Mother. Justin and Channa married in 2008, they welcomed their first-born daughter, Emerson Chase, on September 17th, 2009 and their son, Truett Graham, on November 14, 2011. As Texas natives we moved to McKinney in 2014 from Central Texas. We opened our second restaurant 11|17 in 2018, serving our community and building relationships with our neighbors. 11|17 is a tribute to our children and their birth days.


Number 1117 is an auspicious number as it embodies the ‘new’ with manifesting good fortune, and to remember to be grateful for all that the Universe provides. As an angel number, 1117 indicates that you are heading in the right direction in your life, and this has been achieved through positive affirmations, intentions and actions.