We Value Our People and Staff

Our philosophy relies upon a strong people culture. Ownership of the brand is key to employee satisfaction and, thus, satisfied patrons.

At Shippy’s, we prioritize our employees, providing them with comprehensive training, attractive perks, and competitive compensation, all of which form the backbone of our values.

Similar to our other venture Coopers Beach Shack, our restaurants are staffed with the Hamptons’ most dedicated and well-trained individuals. We understand that an exceptional guest experience begins with our valued and passionate employees. That’s why we invest in our team. Our commitment to our employees ensures an unparalleled level of hospitality.

We are seeking new talent to join our team. If you have ever envisioned being part of an iconic Southampton institution with a startup mentality, we invite you to consider joining the Shippy’s family.As we reopen, we are focused on further enhancing our legendary kitchen staff, elevating our bartenders’ craft, and delivering outstanding front-of-house service. We also have exciting openings in various roles supporting our executive team. If you thrive in a dynamic, energetic environment and want to contribute to reshaping the most sought-after restaurant on the East End, we would love to hear from you.

Why WE Are successful

Commitment to quality and Staff

We  pride ourselves on our extensive food offerings that help provide an unparalleled experience. We have taken significant steps to elevate our offerings by producing all sausages, pickled vegetables, desserts, pastries, and sauces in-house, from scratch. This meticulous attention to detail ensures that every dish is crafted with the freshest ingredients and the highest level of quality. By preparing everything in-house, we have complete control over the sourcing and production process. This allows us to maintain consistency in flavor, presentation, and overall dining experience. Our commitment to excellence extends to every aspect of our menu, and our customers can taste the difference.


John Betts

Shippy’s Owner

John Betts, the former President & Chief Executive Officer of McDonald’s Restaurants of Canada Limited, has built a remarkable career rooted in dedication, innovation, and a deep understanding of the hospitality industry. With humble beginnings as a Crew Member in Southampton, New York, in 1970, John’s journey with McDonald’s has been marked by numerous accomplishments and accolades.

Throughout his extensive tenure, John held various pivotal roles within McDonald’s, showcasing his exceptional skills in operations, field service, training, and purchasing across the United States. His unwavering commitment and outstanding contributions earned him prestigious recognition, including the esteemed Presidents’ Award, a testament to his position in the top 1% of McDonald’s employees worldwide.

In 2008, John assumed the role of President & CEO for McDonald’s Canada, where his visionary leadership set the stage for remarkable success. Under his guidance, McDonald’s Canada experienced a surge in business momentum, achieving increased annual sales and guest counts. John spearheaded a comprehensive restaurant re-imaging program, transforming the dining experience for McDonald’s patrons. Notably, he introduced relevant menu enhancements like McCafé, positioning McDonald’s as a premier destination for premium coffee.

John’s profound passion for the McDonald’s brand shone through his unwavering focus on meeting the needs of guests and employees, consistently surpassing their expectations from coast to coast. After 12 years of leading McDonald’s Canada to unprecedented heights, John retired in 2020, leaving behind a lasting impact on the organization.

His commitment to excellence extended beyond McDonald’s, garnering recognition from the wider industry. John was honored with the CEO of the Year in Public Relations Award by the Canadian Public Relations Society and was inducted into the esteemed Marketing Hall of Legends by the American Marketing Association. These accolades showcased his status as one of the industry’s most influential thinkers and leaders.

Passionate about making a positive difference, John actively participates in various boards and organizations dedicated to the betterment of others. He has served on boards such as Ronald McDonald House Charities, the advisory board for Catalyst Canada, the Canadian Foundation for Physically Disabled Persons, and the Waterstone Human Capital Board of Governors. Additionally, John founded the Beat Yesterday Scholarship Fund and generously supports UCONN Women’s Basketball team.

Currently, John’s entrepreneurial spirit has led him to both the Coppers Beach Shack and Shippy’s restaurant, where he successfully completed the renovation of this historic Southampton institution. Alongside his wife Bridget, John resides in his childhood neighborhood of North Sea, cherishing the community that shaped his remarkable journey.

John’s commitment to Southampton extends far beyond providing  exceptional food and service towards our greater Southampton community. Among other exciting current and in-progress initiatives, a portion of all sales is donated to local Southampton and New York charities.


Subscribe For Offers

Subscribe for early access offers, discounted rates, and you can cancel at any time.

* indicates required

Intuit Mailchimp