DALLAS, Jan. 13, 2011 // PRNewswire // -- Genghis Grill – The Mongolian Stir Fry has signed on franchisee, Carlos Politano, to lead the Washington, D.C. market.
Politano and his team has secured two Genghis Grill locations in the Alexandria and Chantilly areas of Washington, D.C. Alexandria, will open in mid-March and Chantilly will open later this spring.
Carlos Politano, a restaurant-business man, started his restaurant career as an assistant manager in 1989 at Bennigans. For the last decade, he worked as Panera Bread's regional director for the Virginia market and was a former Pei Wei Asian Diner operating partner leading the California, Nevada and Utah markets. Politano has partnered up with existing Genghis Grill franchisees: Keith Sullins of the Houston, TX market and Frank Carney, founder of Pizza Hut, of the Wichita, KS market.
"I am very excited about the opportunity to enter this incredible restaurant market, especially with such an awesome, dynamic brand, Genghis Grill," said Carlos Politano, Vice President-Partner of Genghis Grill's Virginia/Maryland market.
With aggressive expansion goals to reach 100 new stores by the end of 2011, Genghis Grill is serious when it comes to 'khanquering' their empire. Genghis Grill is set to open more than 40 stores in 2011.
"We are excited to have such industry-veteran franchisees, Carlos Politano, Keith Sullins and Frank Carney, to help us grow our brand and further reach our goal to become the PREMIER Mongolian stir fry in the world," said Al Bhakta, President and CEO of Genghis Grill Franchise Concepts, LP.
Genghis Grill, the largest Mongolian stir fry chain in the US, is well-known for its fresh, hot and healthy food, and for its style of fun service. It offers a heart healthy dining option along with an array of recipes to choose from KHAN'S KITCHEN (food bar) where one can "build your own bowl!"
The aggressively expanding 59 unit chain operates locations through franchised and corporate restaurants throughout AR, AZ, CO, FL, GA, IA, IL, KS, MO, MN, NC, NM, NV, OK, TN and TX. Additional locations in AR, AL, FL, GA, KS, KY, LA, MD, MO, NE, NC, NM, NV, OK, TN, TX and VA are pending upon construction or site selection.
For more information about Genghis Grill-The Mongolian Stir Fry visit genghisgrill.com or contact Chiara Granado at Chiara@genghisgrill.com or call 214-774-4240 x233.
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