August 06, 2015 // Franchising.com // DALLAS – In a matter of hours, Jon Stewart, the Comedy Central star, will be Jon Stewart, the unemployed has-been.
As noted on Wednesday’s The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, “He doesn’t have anything lined up at the moment, but Jon’s brother-in-law manages a Bennigan’s back in Jersey…Maybe that will turn into something.”
(Watch clip here, starting at 0:45 point: http://www.cc.com/video-clips/1to1kz/the-nightly-show-larry-s-tribute-to-jon-stewart---blacklash-2016--the-unblackening---release-the-kraken)
While Bennigan’s will not confirm or deny the accuracy of that statement, the company has agreed to make room for the washed-up, so-called comedian/newsman.
“Jon had a good run on ‘The Daily Show,’ I’ve heard. I don’t really know…never watched him. But let’s be honest; what’s he qualified to do now?” said Paul Mangiamele, Bennigan’s President & CEO of Legendary Restaurant Brands, owner of the venerable Bennigan’s and Steak & Ale brands. “At Bennigan’s, we’re always looking for hard-working people committed to delivering memorable dining experiences to every guest, every meal, every day. If he’s willing to put in the time, he’s welcome to come on over and join our ‘Bleeding Green’ team. Just give me a call. But please, Jon, don’t be snarky with the guests!”
Now with more than 150 restaurants open or under contract worldwide, Legendary Restaurant Brands LLC is continuing to experience strong growth while simultaneously redefining casual dining. Since the end of 2012, the company has opened new franchise locations in Clarksburg, MD; Houston and Katy, TX; Santa Clara, CA; Saddle Brook, NJ; Tysons Corner, VA; Veracruz, Mexico; Larnaca, Cyprus; and Dubai, UAE.
Additional restaurants are planned for California, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia; and internationally in Mexico, Central America, Cyprus, Egypt, Korea, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and South America.
Owned by Legendary Restaurant Brands LLC, 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 demonstrates a 25/8 focus to support its franchise community. The company is introducing a new generation of Bennigan’s that reflects the brand's history and pays respect to its rich heritage. Bennigan's focus on reinvention, flexible prototypes, Legendary service and compelling returns on investment has resulted in explosive growth both domestically and internationally.
For franchising information, visit Bennigans.com or call 855-GOT-BENN.