Fremont Set to Welcome California’s Newest Bennigan’s
‘Largest Toys for Tot Drive in Fremont History’ to kickoff at Dec. 9 ribbon-cutting ceremony.
December 03, 2015 // Franchising.com // FREMONT, CA – Fresh on the heels of its popular and newly reopened restaurant in Santa Clara, Bennigan’s is preparing to bring its Legendary Irish hospitality and memorable dining experiences to the people of Fremont.
Located at 43968 Pacific Commons Blvd, the Fremont Bennigan’s will officially open for business on Wednesday, Dec. 9, at 11 a.m. A ribbon cutting ceremony hosted by the Fremont Chamber of Commerce, Legendary Restaurant Brands Chairman & CEO Paul Mangiamele, JJM Foods CEO and Bennigan’s franchisee Narender Taneja and Managing Director Anshul Taneja will take place beginning at 10:30 a.m.
In the spirit of the season, Taneja has challenged residents and office workers in and around Fremont to come out in full force during opening week in an effort to break the city’s all-time record for most Toys for Tots donations. Every guest that brings a new, unwrapped toy to Bennigan’s between Dec. 9 and 16 will receive a coupon for a free World Famous Monte Cristo that may be used on a subsequent visit. (Coupon valid through January 31, 2016.)
“We can’t wait for everyone to come by and see this beautiful new Bennigan’s, which features our contemporary prototype design along with all the delicious food, drinks and friendly service you expect from Bennigan’s,” said Taneja, a 35-year hospitality industry veteran who is leading the iconic brand’s resurgence in the Golden State. “And to launch our Fremont restaurant in style, we’re inviting everyone to pitch in to our Toys for Tots drive to ensure that every child in the area has something special waiting under the tree this year. After all, the only thing better than a Bennigan’s Monte Cristo is a kid’s smile – and a FREE Bennigan’s Monte Cristo!”
The Fremont Bennigan’s features the chain’s newly introduced exterior design and signage prototypes, along with contemporary features such as upgraded furniture and flooring, two comfortable outdoor patio areas with a fire pit and heaters, 15, 60” flat screen televisions, 20 beers on tap and more than 20 signature cocktails.
“Narender and Anshul, a father and son, and their team did an extraordinary job on their Santa Clara restaurant and I think they’ve now outdone themselves in Fremont,” said Mangiamele. “At Bennigan’s, every day is St. Paddy’s Day, and that’s exactly what the good folks in Fremont can look forward to starting Wednesday.”
Also scheduled to join in the grand opening festivities are Legendary Restaurant Brands Managing Director Gwen Mangiamele and Vice President of International Operations Shawn Finn.
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; Santa Clara and Fremont, CA; Saddle Brook, NJ; Tysons Corner, VA; Veracruz, Mexico; Larnaca, Cyprus; and Dubai, UAE.
Additional restaurants are planned for California, Florida, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia; and internationally in Mexico, Central America, Cyprus, Egypt, Korea, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and South America.
Hours of operation for the Fremont Bennigan’s are 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday. For a complete menu and more information, visit Bennigans.com.
About Legendary Restaurant Brands
Legendary Restaurant Brands owns the iconic Bennigan’s and Steak and Ale brands – the pioneers of casual dining – as well as the fast-casual concept, Bennigan’s On The Fly. 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 and compelling returns to all its franchisees. Steak and Ale is another American classic poised for a triumphant return. Redefined as a 21st Century polished-casual concept, the new Steak and Ale will once again set the standard for affordable steakhouses. Bennigan’s and Steak and Ale will be celebrating their 40th and 50th anniversaries, respectively, in 2016.
For franchising information, visit Bennigans.com or call 855-GOT-BENN.
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