Millennial Entrepreneur Inks Deal to Bring Bar Louie to El Paso

Local group on track to bring first Bar Louie to the Sun City by 2018

EL PASO, Texas - July 24, 2017 // PRNewswire // - Bar Louie is pleased to announce it has signed a franchise agreement with Mount Olympus Enterprises, LLC to open three bar and eateries in El Paso, the first set to open by the fall of 2018. With two more slated to open in the town, Bar Louie is expanding its presence in the Lone Star State, where it is headquartered.

The new restaurant will be owned and operated by the Alluin Group, spearheaded by millennial entrepreneur Arturo R. Alluin, who discovered Bar Louie when he visited Nashville a few years ago and was immediately drawn to the unique atmosphere of the brand. Also involved in the business will be Alluin's father, Arturo G. Alluin, and mother, Ruth Ojeda, marking a true family affair. The family has lived in El Paso for almost a decade and is excited to bring the concept to the Sun City.

"Bar Louie will deliver a fun, entertaining experience while offering great food and amazing drinks to the residents of the Southwest," Alluin said. "El Paso has seen booming population growth in recent years and the city is transforming into a more vibrant and modern community, hungry for stylish and novel concepts such as Bar Louie. The relaxed atmosphere perfectly caters to the desire and we can't wait to see the positive impact our restaurants have."

The group is currently working with a commercial real estate agent to determine the future sites and are considering east, west, and central locations throughout the city. They are targeting areas near retail, offices, sporting event centers and popular city areas. El Paso's Bar Louie will offer local residents a unique gathering place for drinks and dinner with friends.

Bar Louie is a neighborhood bar and eatery with handcrafted cocktails, a featured selection of local and regional beers with more than 40 taps, unique wines and craveable food in an inviting, urban atmosphere. In addition to delicious specialty martinis and made from scratch food, the El Paso location will play host to what will become weekly rituals for the community - El Paso will come to expect happy hour specials, live music, and much more. The new Bar Louie establishments are expected to have indoor and outdoor seating and create between 75-100 jobs per location for the local community.

"Signing another deal in a new city demonstrates the strength of the brand and demand for our concept in our home state of Texas," said Bar Louie Director of Franchise Jill Szymanski. "With the help of franchisees like the Alluin family, Bar Louie is carving out a distinctive niche in the social bar and eatery space. Each one of our locations contains its own set of diverse characteristics and we are excited to see what's to come for the El Paso establishments."

About Bar Louie

Bar Louie is a national collection of neighborhood bars featuring hand-crafted cocktails and spirits, delectable food and an inviting atmosphere for people to enjoy time with friends and mingle with new people. Founded in 1991 in Chicago, Bar Louie has more than 125 locations across the United States and is growing through both franchising and corporate locations. Open during four parts of the day - lunch, happy hour, dinner and late night - Bar Louie is an award-winning concept with a progressively hip and lively atmosphere. For more information on Bar Louie, visit www.barlouie.com. To learn about franchising opportunities with Bar Louie, go to www.barlouie.com/franchise.

Media Contact:

Mike Garabedian
Fishman Public Relations
847-945-1300
MGarabedian@fishmanpr.com

SOURCE Bar Louie

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