Oshkosh, WI (April 30, 2013) - Ground Round is returning again in markets where the brand is known. Rich Batley and his entire team at RB Hospitality have expanded beyond their Ground Round and Best Western Premier Bridgewood Resort Hotel in Neenah WI to a new multi complex facility in Oshkosh WI, opening this week! This new business is located in downtown Oshkosh WI, on the waterfront, with the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh campus right nearby. Ground Round at River's Edge (the tagline refers to its downtown and waterfront location) is part of the newly renovated Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel & Convention Center. RB Hospitality and its partners will operate the new hotel, City Convention Center, and Ground Round restaurant, which also feature a waterfront, 100 seat outdoor patio and bar, with boat slips and a boardwalk. The completion and re-opening of this downtown facility is the result of a combined effort between the City of Oshkosh, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh and RB Hospitality and its partners. "The Ground Round in Oshkosh is our 4th new location opened in the past seven months and one of six new Ground Rounds we expect to open in our 2013 year," states Jack Crawford, President & CEO of Ground Round Independent Owners Cooperative, LLC (Ground Round IOC). "Rich Batley is a veteran franchise owner in our group and long standing Member of our Ground Round Board of Managers, who lead the direction of our brand."
The Oshkosh Hotel, Convention Center and Ground Round will employ over 200 employees and have a significant impact on the entire Downtown Oshkosh market and University. " We're excited about our new downtown location and dynamic business on the waterfront," adds Jason Crooks, General Manager of Ground Round at River's Edge. "It will be a fun place to work and hang out, and no two days will be alike!"
Ground Round IOC represents a group of independent franchise owners who purchased the Ground Round Franchise Rights and Trademarks, and have owned and led their own brand since 2004. They offer two distinctive brands for development and a unique franchise model whereby franchisees can own their own restaurant along with an ownership/membership share in the overall future and growth of the brand. Ground Round IOC operates restaurants in 12 states spread across the Midwest and Northeast areas of the United States, with headquarters based in Freeport, Maine. For more information, www.groundround.com.
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