David Hollinger: Bleeding Green in Northern Florida

David Hollinger was faced with a dilemma that few people encounter: Purchase a yacht, retire and sail off into the sunset, or buy and operate a restaurant. His choice seems even stranger.  He bought the restaurant. A few months after … Continued


Bennigan’s Wants Guests to “Get Lucky” this St. Paddy’s Day

Fun social media contest, featuring grand prize vacation to Europe, plus instant-win prizes allow guests to experience “luck o’ the Irish”   DALLAS, TX (March 4, 2014) – Bennigan’s has always been the perfect place to enjoy a delicious meal, … Continued


Bennigan’s Concludes Another Year of Strong Growth, Enters 2014 with 85 New Restaurants in the Pipeline

Iconic brand accelerates Legendary comeback; Next up: Steak and Ale DALLAS, TX (January 13, 2014) – Bennigan’s isn’t just coming back. It’s roaring back. At home and overseas. Since the end of 2012, the Legendary restaurant brand renowned for its signature … Continued


Bennigan’s Legendary Comeback Continues…in Fayetteville

Restaurant is first to feature chain’s new prototype design   FAYETTEVILLE, TN (January 21, 2014) – An epic comeback story is being written about the iconic Bennigan’s restaurant chain, and an exciting new chapter is unfolding in Fayetteville. The newest … Continued


Bennigan’s Signs 50-Restaurant Deal to Enter India

Master franchising agreement is latest bold move in brand’s global expansion DALLAS (October 3, 2013) – Bennigan’s, one of America’s most iconic restaurant brands, announced today that it has executed a Master Franchise Agreement with Suri Hospitality International to open … Continued


Bennigan’s Bolsters Management Team to Support Next Stage of Legendary Comeback

New hires bring more than 70 years of collective experience in restaurant industry; new alliance also formed with top architectural firm DALLAS, TX (December 10, 2013) – As Bennigan’s wraps up another banner year of growth and looks ahead to … Continued


Bennigan’s Honors Military Heroes Before, During and After Veterans Day

Wall of Heroes campaign, support of wounded veterans, underscores year-round commitment DALLAS, TX (November 7, 2013) – Bennigan’s doesn’t wait until Veterans Day to pay tribute to America’s military heroes.  Like many other brands, its franchisees will be offering varying … Continued


Excerpts from “Bennigans’ Return to Relevance: Bleeding Green 25/8″

Bennigan’s President and CEO Paul Mangiamele recently announced that his new book – “Bennigan’s Return to Relevance…Bleeding Green 25/8” — will debut at the Restaurant Leadership Conference on April 21-24 in Scottsdale, Ariz. In this inspiring business page-turner, Mangiamele delves … Continued


Bennigan’s Epic Comeback Continues at Panama City Mall

Legendary chain marks return to Florida with October 21st grand opening PANAMA CITY, FL (October 15, 2013) – More than four years have passed since the World Famous Monte Cristo® has been served in the state of Florida.  But that … Continued


Bennigan’s Selected Among Top 50 Franchises For Veterans

4th annual survey for USA Today recognizes chain’s commitment to supporting military veterans DALLAS, TX (June 27, 2013) – Bennigan’s, the Legendary restaurant brand renowned for its signature Irish hospitality, is fast becoming known for another purpose: its commitment to recruiting, advancing and … Continued


Bennigan’s to Open Up Restaurants in India

Bennigan’s Franchising Co. has struck a deal to open new restaurants in India, the company said this week. Dallas-based Bennigan’s signed a master development agreement with Suri Hospitality International of Orlando, Fla., to open as many as 50 units in … Continued


Bennigan’s Invites Guests to Celebrate St. Paddy’s Day Early

Bennigan’s has always been synonymous with St. Paddy’s Day, thanks to its Irish hospitality. But with its biggest holiday of the year a full six months away, the brand decided it was time to start gearing up for the big … Continued


Bennigan’s Makes it’s Return to Northern Virginia

It’s been five years since the Monte Cristo has been served in Northern Virginia. But thanks to a nationwide resurgence of the Bennigan’s restaurant chain, it’s only a matter of days before locals will once again be able to purchase … Continued


Bennigan’s Rolls Out All-American Summer Menu

New Fire-Braised™ Ribs, Big Irish Challenge highlight seasonal fare Dallas, TX (RestaurantNews.com) It’s getting hot outside, but Bennigan’s has teamed with Hormel Foods to introduce a cool All-American Summer menu featuring several new items along with a few of the … Continued


Bennigan’s Selected Among Top 50 Franchisees for Veterans

Bennigan’s, the Legendary restaurant brand renowned for its signature Irish hospitality, is fast becoming known for another purpose: its commitment to recruiting, advancing, and supporting military veterans. The fourth annual survey by the World Franchising Network for USA Today recognized … Continued


Bennigan’s international Expansion Continues in Larnaca, Cypress

Explosive Growth and Debut of New Business Book Propel Iconic Brand’s Renaissance Dallas, TX – Bennigan’s Franchising Company and AXM Overseas Holdings, Ltd. announced today the grand opening of Bennigan’s in Larnaca, Cyprus. The newest restaurant for the nearly 100-unit … Continued

Second annual tribute to veterans, active duty soldiers will benefit Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes

Bennigan’s to Honor U.S. Military with Wall of Heroes

Dallas, TX (RestaurantNews.com) On March 27, 2012, a man walked into Bennigan’s in Borger, Texas, bought a beer and wrote a note in memory of a fallen soldier, his friend LTJG Frankie Toner. It was the third anniversary of Frankie’s … Continued


Pampa Bennigan’s to Bring 100 Jobs to Area

Amarillo, TX- A groundbreaking will bring dozens of jobs to the area. Around 100 jobs are going to be available for area residents with the new Bennigan’s coming to Pampa. There will be positions for managers, servers and hostesses. The … Continued

Provided Photo - This is an artist’s rendering of how the new Bennigan’s restaurants will look.

Bennigan’s Searches for Amarillo Site

Bennigan’s is scouting locations for a return to Amarillo and has launched construction of a Pampa restaurant, the company’s CEO said Tuesday. “We’re coming back to Amarillo, and we’re doing it right this time,” said Bennigan’s President and CEO Paul … Continued

Bennigan’s will open its first restaurant in the Bay County area this fall inside the former Ruby Tuesday’s at the Panama City Mall.

New Panama City Mall to Welcome Bennigan’s

PANAMA CITY — Bennigan’swill open its first restaurant in the Bay County area this fall inside the former Ruby Tuesday’s at the Panama City Mall. Paul M. Mangiamele, who serves as the president and chief executive officer of Bennigan’s Franchising … Continued


The Road Back: How Bennigan’s CEO has eEveryone ‘Bleeding Green’

There may be no more difficult task in business than bringing a brand back from a Chapter 7 bankruptcy filing. But those who counted out the Irish-themed Bennigan’s restaurant chain once it failed a few years ago didn’t reckon with … Continued

Newest location on Marina builds on brand’s success across Mexico

Bennigan’s Opens Second Location in Veracruz, Mexico

Boca del Rio, Veracruz (RestaurantNews.com) Bennigan’s, one of the most iconic American restaurant brands, opened its second location in the State of Veracruz on March 22. The chef-driven neighborhood restaurant chain renowned for its generous portions, innovative drinks and Irish … Continued


Bennigan’s Opens 2nd UAE Location in Dubai Mall

New location follows successful opening on Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard Bennigan’s, one of the most iconic American restaurant brands, opened its second location in the UAE on March 22. The chef-driven neighborhood restaurant chain renowned for its generous portions … Continued

The bar at Bennigan's in Saddle Brook, which recently opened at the chain's former site. - See more at: http://www.northjersey.com/news/business/199482891_The_recipe_for_bringing_back_the_Bennigan_s_brand.html#sthash.zzpvpo86.dpuf

Bennigan’s Continues Renaissance with Saddle Brook Opening

Five years after a bankruptcy filing closed all of the Bennigan’s restaurants in North Jersey, the Irish-themed bar-and-grill chain is back in business here. Investors supporting the resurrection of the brand are betting that the way to become the next … Continued

Witty, edgy social media campaign reinforces Legendary brand’s Irish heritage

Bennigan’s invites Guests to ‘Honor the Irish’ for St. Paddy’s Day

Dallas, TX (RestaurantNews.com) Bennigan’s, the Legendary neighborhood pub known for its signature “Irish Hospitality” and a determination to make “Every Day St. Paddy’s Day,” announced today the launch of the most ambitious St. Patrick’s Day promotions in its 37-year history. … Continued

BENNIGAN’S Khalid Haidar, Brand Chef Executive holds T-Bone Steak. Photo Pankaj Sharma/Gulf News

Bennigan’s Arrives in the UAE

Everything is bigger in America, they say. Bennigan’s, an American chain of Irish-themed restaurants which opened its first UAE outlet in Downtown Dubai this week, is big in every way, from steaks to milkshakes to the 250-seater restaurant itself. Just … Continued


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