Bennigan’s Engages Perpetual Licensing To Expand The Legendary Brand Into The Grocery Aisle

42-year-old pioneer in casual dining restaurants to offer branded food products at grocery. New York, NY – Legendary Restaurants Brands and Perpetual Licensing today announced that the two companies will partner in the development of [...]

Legendary Fuses Iconic Casual Dining Brands By Adding Steak And Ale Classics To Bennigan’s Menu

Kensington Club, Hawaiian Chicken and more available week of May 7 Kensington Club Dallas, TX  (  More than half a century ago, Steak and Ale® created casual dining, and together with sister brand Bennigan’s, they’ve [...]

Legendary Insights #77 “Be A Streetfighter”

An excerpt from Paul Mangiamele’s book Bennigan’s Return to Relevance: Bleeding Green 25/8  “Creating and reviewing a strategy, the tactics to implement and the manpower to execute, takes a long time, and sometimes the window of [...]

Bennigan’s Signs Multi-Location Agreement To Expand Into The Islamic Republic Of Pakistan

Dallas, TX  ( Bennigan's signs multi-location agreement to expand into Pakistan Bennigan’s has long been one of the most popular American restaurant brands across the globe. Its focus on chef-driven food, innovative drinks and [...]

Bennigan’s Experiences Strong Year Of Growth, With More In Store For 2018

Accelerated domestic and global expansion projected in coming year  Dallas, TX  (   By reestablishing the emotional connection that has existed with its fans for more than half a century, the iconic Bennigan’s brand has just wrapped [...]

Legendary Insights #76 “Trained to Lead”

An excerpt from Paul Mangiamele’s book Bennigan’s Return to Relevance: Bleeding Green 25/8  "I adamantly believe we experience a defining moment in all of our lives. However, in my case, although I was training with [...]

Bennigan’s Ranked As One Of The Top Restaurant Chains Ready for Lift-Off in 2018

Here’s another chain emerging out of the casual dining fog. Bennigan’s 40th anniversary in 2016 turned out to be a year to remember. The chain, which was founded by Norman E. Brinker in 1976 and [...]

Legendary Insights #198 “Your People Are Your Power”

An excerpt from Paul Mangiamele’s book Bennigan’s Return to Relevance: Bleeding Green 25/8  "Training is the pulse of everything we do. Training, training and then, re-training. Training clearly is the breakfast of champions. To me [...]

Bennigan’s To Bring Legendary Casual Dining To Steubenville, Cleveland And Pittsburgh

Iconic chain executes three-market agreement to bring new restaurants to Ohio and Pennsylvania Steubenville, OH Wednesday, November 15th, 2017 Steubenville, Cleveland and Pittsburgh are about to get their first taste of Bennigan’s, the iconic brand [...]

Bennigan’s Opens 2nd Restaurant In The Kingdom of Bahrain

Gulf Suites Hotel Amwaj celebrates addition of Legendary American brand Bahrain ( One of the world’s most beloved restaurant brands – Bennigan’s – opened its second location in the Kingdom of Bahrain on Saturday, Oct. [...]

Legendary Insights #329 – “More Than Just Food and Drink”

An excerpt from Paul Mangiamele’s book Bennigan’s Return to Relevance: Bleeding Green 25/8  “I’ve never listened to naysayers so none of that negativity fazed me. However, I soon had an encounter that further cemented my belief [...]

MEET THE MIXOLOGIST: Kodie pours for lucky Bennigan’s patrons

“I’ve been told for a very long time that I make the best Bloody Mary, so that would probably be my favorite.” By: Kristy Smith Posted at 11:42 AM Updated at 12:41 PM [...]

Celebrate National Monte Cristo Day At Bennigan’s

Holiday honoring world famous sandwich coincides with annual ‘Halfway to St. Paddy’s Day’ festivities Dallas, TX  (  Bennigan’s, the beloved home of friendly Irish hospitality, is celebrating National Monte Cristo Day like only they can. On Sunday, [...]

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A New Favourite

Bahrain Family Leisure Company (BFLC) is set to open a new Bennigan’s branch in Amwaj Islands. Amwaj Island’s is made up of six man made islands with outstanding homes by the water and a vibrant [...]

Legendary Insights #156 – September 6th – “How to Succeed in Business”

An excerpt from Paul Mangiamele’s book Bennigan’s Return to Relevance: Bleeding Green 25/8  “People need to know that there’s someone in charge who understands how to run their business. What helps me today is my [...]

Bennigan’s bringing new restaurant experience to Mandan

A member of several committees working on economic development in Mandan, Rob Knoll has seen the city’s struggle to attract new restaurants. And faced with a recent study showing a $10 million gap between supply [...]

Bennigan’s restaurant coming to Mandan

MANDAN, N.D. - The famous Bennigan's restaurant is planning to come to Mandan. The franchise will offer Mandan another sit down casual-dining option. The restaurant is still finalizing the development schedule, but Bennigan's is [...]

Legendary Insights #157 – August 21st – “Walk the Walk”

An excerpt from Paul Mangiamele’s book Bennigan’s Return to Relevance: Bleeding Green 25/8  “Another common sense practice is for all the VP’s and C-suite personnel to get out of the offices and into the field, [...]

5 Businesses I Want To See Back In Lafayette

Ambassador Town Center has brought a number of new businesses to Lafayette, including Costco, 5 Below, Chuy’s, and Red Robin. We’ve also seen a number of Lafayette restaurants close up recently, like Guidry’s Reef and [...]

Bennigan’s Set To Make Kentucky Debut

Legendary restaurant chain to celebrate grand opening in Lexington July 10 LEXINGTON, KY (June 29, 2017) – Lexington is about to get its first taste of Bennigan’s, the iconic brand beloved across the globe for [...]

Exit 104 to Monte Cristo: Bennigan’s coming to I-75 at Richmond Road

Bennigan’s, the casual dining restaurant that has bounced back from its 2008 bankruptcy, will open a franchise restaurant Monday in Lexington at 5532 Athens Boonesboro Road. The grand opening begins at 2 p.m. with a [...]

Bennigan’s Adds New Distillations To Legendary Beverage Line-Up

Refreshed menu now available at all locations Dallas, TX  (Restaurant News Release)  Bennigan’s, the iconic brand beloved across the globe for its chef-driven American fare and friendly Irish hospitality, is celebrating summer with the launch of [...]

Sacramento To Welcome Its 1st Bennigan’s

Legendary restaurant chain to open doors near State Capitol today Sacramento, CA  (  Sacramento is about to get its first taste of Bennigan’s, the iconic brand beloved across the globe for its friendly Irish hospitality [...]

Bennigan’s prepares to open in downtown Sacramento

Article by: Sonya Sorich - Digital Editor - Sacramento Business Journal   Don't be fooled by the references to Dubliner Quesadillas or a Kilkenny's Country Chicken Wrap. When it opens soon in Sacramento, Bennigan's will have a distinctly local [...]

A Bennigan’s Franchisee is Living The American Dream

May 25, 2017 | Industry News “If you’re willing to work hard in this country, you can make it,” says Subhir H. Patel, first-generation immigrant and owner of the Bennigan’s franchise in Borger, Texas. “When [...]

Crisp Innovation – Best of Flavor 2017

BY FLAVOR & THE MENU STAFF | MAY 8, 2017   Bennigan’s has been serving up its signature chicken tenders for more than 40 years. And like a true heritage brand, this casual concept [...]

Bennigan’s Opens 2nd Restaurant In Doha, Qatar

First American brand restaurant to open in Heritage Market Wakra May 8   May 04, 2017 Doha, Qatar  (  One of the world’s most beloved restaurant brands – Bennigan’s – is opening its second [...]

Monte Cristo a filling fried American sandwich with a French accent

By Kara Elder, Special To The Washington Post If the French croque monsieur and the American grilled cheese had a child, it would be the Monte Cristo: a sandwich filled with cheese and sliced meat, [...]

The Rebirth of America’s Classic Chain

BENNIGAN’S, A CASUAL DINING PIONEER, IS LEADING THE PACK ONCE AGAIN, AND HAS ABSOLUTELY NO PLANS OF SLOWING DOWN.   By Danny Klein | March 2017 | Chain Restaurants   Paul Mangiamele won’t call [...]

Bennigan’s Celebrates St. Paddy’s Day with Free World Famous Monte Cristos for a Year!

Irish-themed food, beer, cocktails and Pot O’ Gold add to the fun in March DALLAS (March 8, 2017) – The saying goes that “Every Day is St. Paddy’s Day” at Bennigan’s. But when it’s actually [...]

Bennigan’s Builds on Burgers and More

By JAN WADDY News Herald Features Editor PANAMA CITY — Since reopening Bennigan's at the Panama City Mall as a corporate store in July 2016, Chairman and CEO Paul Mangiamele has delivered on promises — [...]

Legendary Restaurant Brands Carries Positive Momentum From 2016 Into New Year

Bennigan’s, Steak and Ale poised for continued global expansion in 2017 DALLAS (Feb. 6, 2017) – Building off a highly successful 40th anniversary year, the iconic Bennigan’s brand is looking ahead to continued growth throughout [...]

Winter LTO – Savor the Season

DALLAS, TX (Nov. 14, 2016) – As the holidays approach, Bennigan’s is inviting its guests to “Savor the Season” with a special limited-time menu featuring new chef-driven recipes and innovative drinks now appearing alongside the [...]

Veteran’s Day at Bennigan’s in Panama City, FL

PANAMA CITY, FL (Nov. 7, 2016) – For the last 40 years, Bennigan’s has honored the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces with special discounts, free meals and even offers a reduced franchise [...]

Obarrio, Panama Grand Opening

PANAMÁ, PANAMÁ (Oct. 27, 2016) – One of the world’s most beloved restaurant brands – Bennigan’s – opened its doors in the Obarrio district of Panama City on Monday, Oct. 24, bringing its friendly Irish [...]

Sacramento New Development

SACRAMENTO, CA (Oct. 3, 2016) – One of the world’s most iconic restaurant brands is coming to Sacramento. Bennigan’s, the casual dining pioneer renowned for its chef-driven American fare and friendly Irish hospitality, is bringing [...]

Monahans, TX Groundbreaking

MONAHANS, TX (Sept. 26, 2016) – Monahans is about to get its first casual dining chain restaurant, and it’s not just any restaurant… It’s Bennigan’s, the iconic brand beloved across the globe for its chef-driven [...]

National Monte Cristo Day

DALLAS (Sept. 8, 2016) – Bennigan’s, the beloved home of friendly Irish hospitality, is celebrating National Monte Cristo Day and Halfway to St. Paddy’s Day with a Legendary party worthy of its Irish heritage. Beginning [...]

Bennigan’s Returns to Panama City Mall

PANAMA CITY, FL (July 14, 2016) – Those cheering sounds you hear are from Bennigan’s fans who’ve seen the signs that their favorite restaurant is coming back to town! Indeed, final preparations are underway to [...]

Steak and Ale Launches Comeback in Mexico City

Local franchisee secures exclusive Master and Sub-Franchising rights to lead brand’s expansion across Mexico MEXICO CITY, MEXICO (June 29, 2016) – The venerable Steak and Ale brand is back! Legendary Restaurant Brands Chairman & CEO [...]

Bennigan’s Serves Up ‘Summer Shenanigans’

‘Best in Class’ Oh, Baby™ Back Ribs showcased on new summer menu starting June 20 DALLAS (June 17, 2016) – Hello, sunshine. Meet warm Irish hospitality. On Monday, June 20, Bennigan’s is rolling out a [...]

Bennigan’s Celebrates St. Paddy’s Day with World’s Greatest Irish Toast!

40th anniversary Blarney Blast sweepstakes offers chance to win trip to Ireland DALLAS, TX (March 1, 2016) – While it’s true that “Every Day is St. Paddy’s Day” at Bennigan’s, it’s even more true when [...]

Bennigan’s Rolls Out New 40th Anniversary Menu

DALLAS, TX (Feb. 22, 2016) – Turning 40 never looked so good! This week, Bennigan’s is rolling out a new menu to commemorate its 40th anniversary, with new chef-driven recipes and innovative drinks now appearing [...]

Bennigan’s Is Back and Better Than Ever in Frederick!

FREDERICK, MD (Feb. 1, 2016) – An epic comeback story is being written about the iconic Bennigan’s restaurant chain, and an exciting new chapter is unfolding this week in Frederick.   Located at 221B Shorebird [...]

Bennigan’s Brings True Irish Hospitality to Melbourne

  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 [...]

Robust Growth Propels Bennigan’s into 40th Anniversary Year

Brand that created casual dining poised for significant global expansion in 2016 DALLAS, TX (January 11, 2016) – Buoyed by strong sales and unit growth throughout 2015, and a significant buildup in its new-store pipeline, [...]

Legendary Restaurant Brands Teams with Sysco For Next Stage of Growth

Multi-year deal foodservice distribution agreement to fuel Bennigan’s, Steak and Ale brands   DALLAS (June 30, 2015) – Following two recent announcements of significant expansion throughout California and Latin America, Legendary Restaurant Brands today executed a [...]

Bennigan’s ‘Superfan’ Wins Trip to Ireland

Winner of 2015 St. Paddy’s Day sweepstakes will celebrate 10th wedding anniversary on the Emerald Isle DALLAS, TX (May 28, 2015) – Allison Parkyn has been going to Bennigan’s since she was a kid, but [...]

Legendary Restaurant Brands Signs Multi-Location Agreement to Expand In Central and South America

Successful El Salvador franchisee to lead Bennigan’s and Steak and Ale brands into several new international markets SAN SALVADOR, EL SALVADOR (May 20, 2015) – Bennigan’s has long been one of the most popular American [...]

Two Classics – Bennigan’s and Coca-Cola – Team Up

Iconic restaurant chain’s epic comeback to include world’s largest beverage company.   DALLAS (March 30, 2015) – Two of the most beloved brands in the American foodservice landscape are joining forces. Bennigan’s announced today that [...]

Bennigan’s Celebrates St. Paddy’s Day with Trip to Ireland

Blarney Blast sweepstakes includes fun social media components, such as Irish Toasts and leprechaun photos. DALLAS, TX (March 4, 2015) – Everyone knows that “Every Day is St. Paddy’s Day” at Bennigan’s. And as this [...]

Mangiamele Turns Passion into Ownership

Bennigan’s, Bennigan’s On The Fly and Steak and Ale now part of Legendary Restaurant Brands, LLC DALLAS (Feb. 16, 2015) – With the epic comeback of the iconic Bennigan’s brand in full swing – both [...]

Bennigan’s Unveils Game-Changing Restaurant Prototype in Santa Clara

49ers star Carlos Hyde to appear at Monday’s grand opening; veterans save 50% Tuesday; Mayor, Chamber to attend official ribbon-cutting Wednesday SANTA CLARA, CA (Nov. 6, 2014) – The Bennigan’s renaissance is running at full [...]

Bennigan’s Renaissance Continues with Innovative Bundling Strategy

Legendary restaurant chain’s ‘You and Me for $30’ offering includes an extra $5 for every $25 gift card purchase DALLAS, TX (Oct. 16, 2014) –Bennigan’s has always been known for offering great value, thanks to [...]

Bennigan’s Remodeling Initiative Produces Results

Hratch Basmadjian has always felt there was great synergy in operating a Bennigan’s restaurant alongside the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites he manages in Elgin, Illinois. The two literally feed off each other. But over time, [...]

Bennigan’s to open second restaurant with new design

Nation's Restaurant News / Ron Ruggless - Apr 15, 2014  Bennigan’s Franchising Co. plans to open a second prototype casual-dining restaurant in Melbourne, Fla., in midsummer modeled after a new unit that opened earlier this year [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Bennigan’s Rolls Out All-American Summer Menu

  New Fire-Braised™ Ribs, Big Irish Challenge highlight seasonal fare Dallas, TX ( 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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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

Dallas, TX ( 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 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 [...]

Bennigan’s Opens Second Location in Veracruz, Mexico

Boca del Rio, Veracruz ( 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 [...]

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 [...]

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

Dallas, TX ( 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 [...]

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 [...]

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