Romano's Macaroni Grill
|Type||Wholly owned subsidiary|
|Founded||April 19, 1988|
|Founder(s)||Philip J. Romano|
|Headquarters||9900 Westpark Dr #300
Houston, Texas, U.S. 77063
|Number of locations||205|
|Key people||Philip J. Romano
Norman E. Brinker
(pasta • pizza • chicken • seafood • salad)
|Parent||Ignite Restaurant Group|
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.
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. 
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.
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.
The company has international locations in many countries around the world, including:
- United Arab Emirates
- United States
- Puerto Rico
- "Information and FAQ". Romano's Macaroni Grill. 2011. Retrieved April 26, 2012.
- Brinker International, Inc. (June 29, 2011). "FY 2011 10-K". U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Retrieved April 26, 2012.
- Ignite Restaurant Group (March 12, 2013). "Ignite Restaurant Group Acquires Romano's Macaroni Grill".
- "Romano's Macaroni Grill Menu". Romano's Macaroni Grill. 2011. Retrieved April 26, 2012.
- "General Mills: Macaroni Grill". General Mills Inc. 2012. Retrieved April 26, 2012.
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