First new restaurant in Florida to host ribbon-cutting ceremony Jan. 28


MELBOURNE, FL (Jan. 26, 2016) – It’s been three years in the making…and now the time is here.


Bennigan’s – where every day is St. Paddy’s Day – is bringing its Legendary Irish hospitality and memorable dining experiences to the people of Brevard County.


Located at 3955 W. New Haven Ave. in West Melbourne, the nation’s newest Bennigan’s will host a ribbon cutting ceremony this Thursday, Jan. 28, beginning at 10:30 a.m. The festivities will be hosted by the West Melbourne Chamber of Commerce, Legendary Restaurant Brands Chairman & CEO Paul Mangiamele, local franchise owners Marisol Gonzalez and Dr. Allamm Morales and General Manager Judson Dunham.


“The excitement throughout Brevard County has been palpable with raving Bennigan’s fans calling and sending us messages non-stop asking when we will be opening; so I am pleased to say the answer is ‘Now!’” said Gonzalez. “We can’t wait to welcome everyone to our beautiful new restaurant, which features our contemporary prototype design along with all the delicious food, drinks and friendly service you expect from Bennigan’s. So come on in, sink your teeth into a World Famous Monte Cristo and let us treat you to a truly memorable dining experience.”


The West Melbourne Bennigan’s features the chain’s newly introduced exterior design and signage prototypes, along with contemporary features such as upgraded furniture and flooring, a comfortable enclosed patio area with a 70” flat-screen TV, several additional large flat screen TVs in the bar, eight beers on tap and more than 20 signature cocktails.


“Marisol and Allamm have built an absolutely gorgeous new Bennigan’s and I have no doubt that the folks in and around West Melbourne will welcome the restaurant with open arms,” said Mangiamele. “Their timing is impeccable too, as we are celebrating Bennigan’s 40th anniversary throughout 2016. We are committed to reclaiming our rightful place as the innovator and leader of the casual dining industry, and it all starts in great towns like West Melbourne.”


Now with more than 150 restaurants open or under contract worldwide, Legendary Restaurant Brands LLC is continuing to experience strong growth while simultaneously redefining casual dining. Since the end of 2012, the company has opened new franchise locations in Clarksburg and Frederick, MD; Santa Clara and Fremont, CA; Saddle Brook, NJ; Tysons Corner, VA; Veracruz, Mexico; Larnaca, Cyprus; and Dubai, UAE.


Additional restaurants are planned for California, Florida, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia; and internationally in Mexico, Central America, Cyprus, Egypt, Korea, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and South America.


Hours of operation for the West Melbourne Bennigan’s are 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. Friday through Sunday.


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Legendary Restaurant Brands owns the iconic Bennigan’s and Steak and Ale brands – the pioneers of casual dining – as well as the fast-casual concept, Bennigan’s On The Fly. Bennigan’s is a high-energy neighborhood restaurant and tavern that is redefining casual dining. With chef-driven food, innovative drinks and warm, friendly Irish hospitality, this Legendary brand delivers memorable dining experiences to every guest and compelling returns to all its franchisees. Steak and Ale is another American classic poised for a triumphant return. Redefined as a 21st Century polished-casual concept, the new Steak and Ale will once again set the standard for affordable steakhouses. Bennigan’s and Steak and Ale will be celebrating their 40th and 50th anniversaries, respectively, in 2016.


For franchising information, visit or call 855-GOT-BENN.


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