December 10, 2014 // Franchising.com // Freeport , ME - Ground Round is gearing up to grow again and open two more restaurants in Onalaska and Brookfield, Wisconsin. Other Ground Round restaurants located in Wisconsin include Neenah, Oshkosh and Tomah. The Onalaska restaurant will open in January and be owned by Tyson and Julia Koput of T and J Hospitality, who also own the Ground Round Grill & Bar in Tomah. Located in the Crossroads Center, the restaurant will feature Ground Round’s newest design elements. “Our success in Tomah has led to our second Ground Round restaurant in Onalaska, a market we’ve been looking at for a long time and we’re excited to bring Ground Round here as well,” states Tyson Koput.
The Brookfield restaurant will open later in the spring of 2015 and will bring a return of the Ground Round brand to the Milwaukee area. The Ground Round Grill & Bar in Brookfield will be owned and led by Franchisee Azeem Virani of Virani Enterprises, LLC, and will be located at the Midway Hotel & Suites Brookfield - West Milwaukee, and replacing the restaurant currently operating there as Maxwell’s. Renovations will begin in January and Maxwell’s restaurant will remain open until the Ground Round is ready to open later in the spring of 2015. “We’re pleased to be a part of this development to bring Ground Round back to Milwaukee and offer a completely updated facility and Ground Round experience to our hotel guests and the Brookfield community,” offers Scot Muehlmeier, owner of Midway Hotel & Suites, and the restaurant’s landlord. The Midway Hotel also offers high quality banquet food and beverage service for their guests (www.midwayhotels.com).
Ground Round® Grill & Bar is a proven, casual theme brand for more than 45 years, and known for its two room design, which is comfortable for families with children, or adults meeting friends or watching the game. The menu offers more than 80 items, including limited time offers, daily specials and a full kids menu. System Wide Comp sales have grown each of the last four years and Franchise Business Review (FBR) ranked Ground Round Grill & Bar #2 in their 2014 Top 40 Food Franchises, based on independently conducted surveys measuring overall franchisee satisfaction.
Ground Round Independent Owners Cooperative (IOC) represents a group of independent franchise owners who have owned and led their own brand since 2004. Ground Round IOC offers a unique franchise model where a franchisee 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 spread across the Midwest and Northeast areas of the United States, with headquarters based in Freeport, Maine. For more information on Ground Round visit www.groundround.com.
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