Romano's Macaroni Grill

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Romano's Macaroni Grill
Type Wholly owned subsidiary
Industry Restaurant
Genre Casual dining
Founded April 19, 1988 (1988-04-19)
Founder(s) Philip J. Romano
Headquarters 9900 Westpark Dr #300
Houston, Texas, U.S. 77063
Number of locations 205
Area served Worldwide
Key people Philip J. Romano
Norman E. Brinker
Norman Abdallah
Products Italian-American cuisine
(pasta • pizza • chicken • seafood • salad)
Parent Ignite Restaurant Group
Website macaronigrill.com
References: [1]
A Romano's Macaroni Grill in Anaheim Hills, CA.

Romano's Macaroni Grill is a casual dining restaurant chain specializing in Italian-American cuisine. The company has over 200 locations around the world, and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

History[edit]

The first restaurant was founded by Texas restaurateur Philip J. Romano in Leon Springs, Texas (now a district of San Antonio) on April 19, 1988.[citation needed]

Brinker International, Inc. bought the franchise rights to the company on November 22, 1989.[citation needed]

Brinker announced on August 8, 2007 that it would begin exploring a buyer for the 230 company-owned stores. On December 18, 2008, Brinker announced that a majority stake in the chain was sold to Mac Acquisition LLC, an affiliate of Golden Gate Capital. As of June 29, 2011, Brinker still holds a 15.6% minority interest in the concept.[2]

On 6 February 2013, Ignite Restaurant Group announced the acquisition of Romano's Macaroni Grill from Golden Gate Capital through a $55.0 million all cash transaction. Ignite expects the transaction to close by the second quarter of 2013 and be accretive to earnings beginning in 2014. [3]

Products[edit]

Romano's Macaroni Grill menu features items found in traditional cuisine from Italy and the Mediterranean area. Restaurants also offer patrons the option of creating their own pasta, from a list of pre-selected ingredients. All meals are served with complimentary bread and olive oil.[4]

In addition to their restaurants, the brand also features a line of packaged food products based on dishes offered by the restaurant. The packages are manufactured by General Mills Restaurant Favorites line.[5]

Global operations[edit]

The company has international locations in many countries around the world, including:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Information and FAQ". Romano's Macaroni Grill. 2011. Retrieved April 26, 2012. 
  2. ^ Brinker International, Inc. (June 29, 2011). "FY 2011 10-K". U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Retrieved April 26, 2012. 
  3. ^ Ignite Restaurant Group (March 12, 2013). "Ignite Restaurant Group Acquires Romano's Macaroni Grill". 
  4. ^ "Romano's Macaroni Grill Menu". Romano's Macaroni Grill. 2011. Retrieved April 26, 2012. 
  5. ^ "General Mills: Macaroni Grill". General Mills Inc. 2012. Retrieved April 26, 2012. 

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