Romano's Macaroni Grill
|Wholly owned subsidiary|
|Founded||April 19, 1988|
|Founder||Philip J. Romano|
Denver, Colorado, U.S.
Number of locations
|Philip J. Romano|
Norman E. Brinker
(pasta • pizza • chicken • seafood • salad)
Number of employees
|Parent||Redrock Partners LLC|
|Footnotes / references|
Romano's Macaroni Grill is an American casual dining restaurant chain specializing in Italian-American cuisine. The company has over 90 locations around the world and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.
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. (The original location is now independently operated as The Grill at Leon Springs.)
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 October 18, 2017, Romano's Macaroni Grill filed Chapter 11 Bankruptcy.
On September 21, 2018 Romano's bought Sullivan’s Steakhouse for 32 million (USD)
Romano's Macaroni Grill menu features items found in traditional cuisine from Italy and the Mediterranean area. The menu includes a custom-assembled pasta dish, with a choice of pastas, sauces, and toppings. 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.
In 2007, Men's Health rated Romano's Macaroni Grill one of the unhealthiest restaurant chains, giving it an 'F' on its "Restaurant Report Card." According to the report, an average meal from the chain contains over 1,000 calories.
The company has international locations in many countries around the world, including:
- United Arab Emirates
- United States of America
- 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".
- Maze, Jonathan (11 March 2015). "Why Ignite sold Macaroni Grill for so little". Nation's Restaurant News. Retrieved 1 November 2016.
- Kezar, Korri (20 April 2015). "Ignite Restaurant Group sells Romano's Macaroni Grill for $8M". Dallas Business Journal. Retrieved 1 November 2016.
- "Romano's Macaroni Grill Menu". Romano's Macaroni Grill. 2011. Retrieved April 26, 2012.
- "General Mills: Macaroni Grill". General Mills Inc. 2012. Archived from the original on June 19, 2010. Retrieved April 26, 2012.
- Goulding, Matt (November 9, 2007). "Restaurant Report Card". Men's Health. Hearst Digital Media. Retrieved June 13, 2018.
Macaroni Grill earns its F with a menu full of 1,500 calorie pastas...Even lunch portions and salads have more than 1,000 calories.
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