Maggiano's Perfects Stocking Stuffers With Bonus Gift Cards, Food & Wine Magazine, Frank Sinatra's 'Best of the Best' CD and More

DALLAS, Dec. 5, 2011 // PRNewswire // -- Maggiano's Little Italy® is making it easier this holiday season for guests to enjoy their authentic Italian-American favorites through a variety of gift card offers, an opportunity to take home Maggiano's made-from-scratch sauces, plus a collection of hits from 'Ol Blue Eyes' himself, Frank Sinatra.

The National Restaurant Association estimates three out of four consumers would like a gift card or certificate to a restaurant and Maggiano's offers a variety of incentives for the gift giver and recipient.

Available through December 31 at participating nationwide locations, for every $100 of Maggiano's gift cards purchased, guests will receive a $20 bonus card valid for redemption from Sunday, Jan. 1 to Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012.

For guests looking for the ease of online shopping, Maggiano's offers personalized e-gift cards, complete with four new holiday designs. As with the in-restaurant promotion, guests who buy $100 worth of e-gift cards online will receive a $20 e-bonus card. In addition to the e-bonus card, guests who purchase e-gift cards online will also receive a one-year subscription to Food & Wine magazine. Guests can purchase e-gift cards directly from Maggiano's website with the choice of specially designed holiday cards. Guests also have the added convenience of scheduling a delivery date and method, when sending via email or through Facebook.

Maggiano's is also proud to be the only restaurant chain in the nation to sell the recently released Frank Sinatra's 'Best of the Best,' a 23-track album featuring classic hits such as, "I've Got the World on a String" and "Theme From New York, New York." Reprise and EMI's Capitol Records teamed up with the national restaurant chain – where Sinatra's tunes can be heard in locations across the country – as the only non-traditional outlet to promote the CD. The CD is $12.95, and guests who purchase the Sinatra disc will also receive a $20 bonus card to enjoy. The same redemption period and instructions apply as with all other bonus card offers. See restaurants for additional details.

Maggiano's even offers something for the culinary inspired guests this holiday season! Available while supplies last, the brand is promoting a special offer featuring four popular sauces – Diavolo, Tomato Basil, Tomato Vodka and Marinara. All sauces are made in small batches from traditional recipes with the finest ingredients like roasted garlic and fine Italian herbs and spices, and are 100 percent all-natural, just like the sauces made from scratch daily in the restaurants. These 25-ounce jars are sold in sets of two, for $15 and come in a decorative holiday gift box.

"In the true Italian spirit and tradition of gathering together with friends and family, we couldn't think of a better opportunity than the holidays to give a gift back to our guests," said Michael Breed, director of marketing for Maggiano's Little Italy. "We're hopeful this wide variety of incentives will give our guests one more reason to come back and share their moments and celebrations with us in our restaurants."

About Maggiano's Little Italy

Maggiano's Little Italy specializes in Italian-American cuisine served in a warm and friendly atmosphere. Maggiano's menu features both classic and contemporary recipes – authentic pastas, signature salads, prime steaks, fresh seafood, regular chef specials and specialty desserts. Maggiano's 45 locations worldwide offer lunch and dinner, delivery, carryout service and banquet spaces for special occasions. Maggiano's is owned and operated by Brinker International, Inc. (NYSE: EAT), one of the world's leading casual dining restaurant companies, serving more than one million guests daily. Brinker owns or franchises more than 1,500 restaurants in 32 countries and two territories. In addition to Maggiano's, Brinker owns and operates Chili's®Grill & Bar and holds a minority investment in Romano's Macaroni Grill®. For more information, visit

SOURCE Maggiano's Little Italy




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