Two former chain restaurants to make a comeback
ALLENHURST, NJ: It’s been a long time since customers got a taste of the delicious broccoli bites served at the beloved casual dining chain, Bennigan’s or the unlimited salad bar offered at their sister restaurant, Steak and Ale. The two eateries, owned by Dallas-based company Legendary Restaurant Brands, LLC, filed bankruptcy in 2008, leaving loyal diners with over a decade to grieve their closings. Now, both restaurants may be making a comeback to the Garden State.
According to NJ101.5, Long Branch native and CEO of Legendary Restaurant Brands, LLC., Paul M. Mangiamele is vying to bring back the famed chain restaurants and open several more locations throughout New Jersey. There is no word yet on when or where those locations will be opening, but one Bennigan’s location already has a home in Vineland, New Jersey serving many of the restaurant’s classic dishes.
Currently, Bennigan’s is serving customers in Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Texas, Florida, North Dakota and Ohio.
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About the Author: Courtney Ciandella has been the sole Marketing liason for Bielat Santore & Company since 2013. She is also the conductor behind the Who’s Who in the Restaurant Industry and Restaurant Tip of the Month series.