March 21, 2011 // Franchising.com // SAN ANTONIO, TX – Beef 'O' Brady's, the 220-unit franchise of family sports pubs & restaurants, announced today the signing of its first franchise agreement in San Antonio, TX. Best known for its great food and the ties it builds with its communities, Beef 'O' Brady's will soon offer south central Texas an unrivaled setting where game time meets family time.
"I am honored to have the opportunity to grow the Beef 'O' Brady's brand in San Antonio," said local owners, Jose Quintanilla and SanJuanita Carrillo. "Beef 'O' Brady's is all about great food and getting involved in the community through local partnerships, and that combination will be welcomed news in San Antonio."
The San Antonio restaurant will be built with Beef 'O' Brady's new prototype in mind, which includes new color and design elements to refresh the restaurant's appeal while catering to a wider array of casual diners. The Beef `O' Brady's of San Antonio will also feature large screen TVs, complemented by smaller screens for viewing from anywhere in the restaurant. It will also have interactive video games for children and a menu offering Buffalo wings, hand-breaded chicken tenders, salads, a variety of sandwiches and burgers and mix-and-match desserts.
"We take a careful, diligent approach to finding our franchise partners, but Quintanilla and Carrillo made the decision easy for us," said Chris Elliott, CEO of Beef 'O' Brady's. "They not only have the business experience and passion to uphold our brand's stellar reputation, but they also share our community-oriented values."
The San Antonio expansion comes just after the launch of several new innovations for Beef 'O' Brady's, including a lively new franchising website that features interactive, user-friendly tools to guide prospective franchise partners through its proven business model and fun brand culture.
In addition to the San Antonio signing, the company is targeting several domestic and international markets for future development of the brand. Beef 'O' Brady's expects to open between 15 and 20 new locations this year, all of which will include elements of the new prototype.
Ironically, despite what its name implies, Beef `O' Brady's is best known for its Buffalo chicken wings. Originally, the chain's menu featured a variety of items that featured beef and a variety of sandwiches. Later, founder Jim Mellody added his own recipe for Buffalo chicken wings, making the restaurant an even "hotter" place to eat.
Beef 'O' Brady's is a national franchise of family sports pubs that achieves its success by building relationships with the local schools, youth sports leagues, and other community organizations in each and every Beef 'O' Brady's neighborhood market. The "kid appeal" of this unique concept is reinforced by a very moderately priced kids menu and video games. Ironically, despite what the name implies, Beef 'O' Brady's is actually best known for its Buffalo-style chicken wings. The company, headquartered in Tampa, Fla. has more than 220 locations in 21 states. Visit www.beefobradys.com for more information.