Bennigan’s Announces New Restaurant Opening in Clarksburg, Maryland

Legendary Brand Brings Irish Favorites to Clarksburg 

January 11, 2013 // Franchising.com // CLARKSBURG, Maryland – Bennigan’s Franchising Company announced today that a brand new location opened in Clarksburg, Md. on Dec. 18, 2012. Located in the Buffington Building at 23315 Frederick Road, the new restaurant will feature the brands’ recent remodel additions, including a welcoming bar and a lavish outside patio for guests to enjoy signature “Irish Hospitality.”

“We are excited to bring Bennigan’s into the local community,” said Bette Buffington of Buffington Enterprises III L.L.C, Bennigan’s Clarksburg franchisee. “The iconic, Legendary brand is a perfect match for Clarksburg, and we hope to continue to develop additional restaurants once we see the success of this first Maryland location.”

Longtime residents and business owners in the community, Bette, along with her husband Dr. Joe Buffington and their son Joe Buffington II, initially built the Buffington Building to house their new Remax Realty Center. Bette founded her real estate company in 1985 and has since built it to over 90 agents in two local cities with her co-broker son, Joe II. In response to the town’s request for a restaurant in the building, the Buffington’s are proud to introduce Bennigan’s as the first official casual dining restaurant in Clarksburg.

The new Clarksburg Bennigan’s will celebrate its opening with a grand opening party on Jan. 15 from 4 p.m. to close. During the grand opening event, kids eat free all evening, guests will enjoy food and drink specials, and everyone will have the chance to win gift cards and prizes from drawings throughout the night.

The hours of operation for the new location are from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. For more information on the new Bennigan’s Clarksburg, call 301-540-1499 or email brand ambassador Carey Buffington at careyb@bennigansclarksburg.com.

Bennigan’s has returned to its roots established 36 years ago, “bleeding green” with a determination to provide a Legendary experience to every guest, every meal, every day. The 82-unit company saw explosive growth in 2012, with new restaurant openings throughout Texas, as well as internationally in Dubai, El Salvador and Korea. Bennigan's has agreements to develop over 30 new restaurants in 2013 in New Jersey, Maryland, Texas, Virginia, Arkansas, Minnesota, Florida, Tennessee and Michigan, and international openings slated for Mexico, Cyprus and Korea. The company currently has 32 domestic and 46 international locations.

New and existing Bennigan's franchisees are benefitting from the chain's Legendary comeback, which began in May 2011 when Mangiamele joined the company and launched a mission to bring memorable dining experiences to every guest, every meal, every day. The resulting operational and service improvements increased same-store sales at the prototype locations by double digits and introduced a new generation of Bennigan’s that speaks to the brand's history and pays respect to its heritage. As same store sales continue to increase and domestic and international growth rockets into new markets, Bennigan's is debuting a new menu and improved prototype that will continue to rekindle the emotional connection to this great brand into the New Year and beyond.

About Bennigan’s

Bennigan’s is a high-energy neighborhood restaurant and tavern that is redefining casual dining. With chef-driven food, innovative drinks and warm, friendly Irish Hospitality, this Legendary brand delivers memorable dining experiences to every guest, every meal, every day. Every member of the team "bleeds green," and the company's revolutionary comeback has introduced a new generation of Bennigan’s that speaks to the brand's history and pays respect to its heritage. An ongoing focus on modern, flexible prototypes, innovative menus and other sales generating initiatives has resulted in explosive growth both domestically and internationally. For more information, visit www.bennigans.com.

SOURCE Bennigan’s

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