Join Our Bennigan’s Family

Good times, great memories, and amazing food!

Why Bennigan’s?

Bennigan’s is a brand on the move.

Over the past two years, we have introduced a new prototype and flexible design options, new menus, a new bar experience and new marketing initiatives. We have built on the popularity of St. Paddy’s Day by expanding it into an attitude that we exude every day in all of our restaurants. Our passion for what we do is delivering results and fueling explosive growth both domestically and internationally.

Our franchisees benefit from a franchise model with over four decades of refinement and a new prototype that has introduced:
  • Compelling investment to sales ratio
  • Smaller footprint producing increased revenue with 40% less space
  • High energy vibe with contemporary design and nostalgic touches
  • New design leveraging focus on the food and bar experience

Reviving the Passion

For Bennigan’s to rise up from a sea of sameness and differentiate itself, we have to know where we came from, our roots, heritage, and legacy. To truly create a “Legendary” brand experience for every guest, every meal, every day, we must live Bennigan’s. It takes every member of the team working 25/8 to put us ahead of the curve.

Want to know more about franchise opportunities?

Contact Gwen Mangiamele, Managing Director at 952-237-6425
or start the Application Process today:
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Bennigan’s features one of the most economical casual dining opportunities available today.

  • Fees: $50,000 initial franchise

  • Build Out Investment: Excluding land, approximately $220-250/sq ft

  • Royalties: 5% of gross sales

  • Production/Marketing Fund: 1% of gross sales

  • On-site and ongoing training provided

  • Restaurant conversions permitted

  • System wide promotional and unparalleled marketing support

  • Creative Services and Bennigan’s Marketing Service Center

From Our Franchisees

With the deep and strong emotional connections to Bennigan’s, there is built-in demand for their signature menu items, and friendly Irish hospitality. As soon as we opened our doors, we had outstanding sales, making it a can’t-miss combination for compelling returns on investment.

David Cutbirth, Franchisee in Texas

I tell friends all the time: If you’re interested in going into the restaurant business, take a good long look at Bennigan’s They don’t call it the American Legend for nothing

Subhir Patel, Franchisee in Texas

The ownership at Bennigan’s is passionate, energized and forward thinking. Their new prototype, made-from-scratch menu and operational support is impressive and very comforting for someone who has never been in the restaurant business before.

Franco Carapellotti, Franchisee in Ohio

Operational Support

  • Extensive Neighborhood Marketing program

  • Field marketing support and ongoing local market efforts, analysis and coordination

  • Bennigan’s University – online resource for training

  • Technology solutions to help streamline and manage restaurant operations

  • Comprehensive PR and social media programming

  • Site selection and real estate support


The Bennigan’s Mission

To create a Legendary brand experience for every guest, every meal, every day and to be known for our remarkable people, our chef-driven food, innovative drinks and warm, friendly hospitality.
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The Bennigan’s Purpose

To “Live” Bennigan’s by building an emotional connection to our brand through flawless execution and going above and beyond the call of duty in all we do.
Become Part of Bennigan’s History

In 1976 the first Bennigan’s was opened in Atlanta, GA.

It was one of two concepts ever created by the founding father of casual dining, Norman Brinker. We celebrate another birthday…44 to be exact! Cheers to being Legendary!

A Message From the CEO, Paul Mangiamele

Thank you for considering Bennigan’s!

We pride ourselves in the passion and determination of our team. While we “live” Bennigan’s and “bleed green,” we have established a company culture that strives to build emotional connections with every guest, every meal, every day.  By confidently bringing on new franchise partners, we will undoubtedly continue our momentum of success and growth in the casual dining industry. We hope that you will allow us to serve up some of our Irish hospitality, and share with you just how great is to be part of this Legendary brand.

Want to know more?

Inquire about becoming a franchisee today!