Bennigan’s Celebrates National Monte Cristo Day in Legendary Fashion

Bennigan's Celebrates National Monte Cristo Day in Legendary Fashion
Bennigan’s World Famous Monte Cristo

Iconic restaurant brand to celebrate most popular sandwich on Sept. 17 with free World Famous Monte Cristos

Bennigan's Celebrates National Monte Cristo Day in Legendary FashionDallas, TX  (  You have to be a Legendary sandwich to earn your own holiday. And that’s exactly what inspired Bennigan’s to create National Monte Cristo Day on Sept. 17, celebrating the often-imitated, never-duplicated menu item that helped make the brand a household name.

This year, only on Sunday, Sept. 17 – which, not coincidentally, is also Halfway to St. Paddy’s Day – guests will receive a FREE World Famous Monte Cristo (trademark pending) with the purchase of an entrée of equal or greater value at participating locations.

Bennigan’s signature sandwich gained its Legendary status by layering buttery brioche bread, ham, turkey, and Swiss cheese, dipped in signature batter and fried to golden perfection. Then, it’s topped off with a drizzle of sweet and tangy raspberry sauce.

Bennigan’s fall menu celebration will also feature Oktoberfest-inspired items, including an Oktoberfest Burger, Beer Cheese Soup and Reuben Fritters. It’s the perfect excuse to gather with friends and release your inner Irish-ness.

“The World Famous Monte Cristo is our signature sandwich for a reason, so it’s only right we honor it with a Bennigan’s-style celebration,” said Paul Mangiamele, Chairman and CEO of Legendary Restaurant Brands. “Whether it’s your first or 100th time savoring a Monte Cristo, you’ll understand what makes it such a Legendary experience from the first bite. We’re looking forward to welcoming our loyal guests on this special day – and all season long – with our unique, Legendary Irish hospitality as we create even more emotional connections one delicious meal at a time.”

Of course, Bennigan’s has your seasonal drinks covered, too. From now through Oct. 3, “The American Legend” will serve handcrafted fall-inspired cocktails that perfectly pair with the World Famous Monte Cristo. Guests can cheer the cooler season with these specialty cocktails:

Bennigan's Celebrates National Monte Cristo Day in Legendary Fashion
Bennigan’s Espresso Martini, Sweater Weather Breeze, Autumn Sangria, and Spiced Irish Cran-Apple

Espresso Martini – Bennigan’s newest concoction features 360 Double Chocolate Vodka, Kahlua Coffee Liqueur and Monin Iced Coffee, shaken with ice until smooth, strained into a chilled martini glass and served with three espresso beans.

Sweater Weather Breeze – Feel the cool autumn breeze with a handcrafted blend of fresh muddled mint, lime juice, Paddy’s Irish Whiskey, Monin Granny Smith Apple, Finest Call Mojito Mix and Sprite®. 

Autumn Sangria – Back by popular demand, this drink features Stoli Razberi Vodka, Fireball Cinnamon Whisky, White Zinfandel, Finest Call Peach Puree and Red Bull Yellow Edition. Served in a mason jar with an orange and lemon wheel. Refreshingly fall!

Spiced Irish Cran-Apple – A rich garnet color with a ruby edge, the wine opens to reveal lifted fruit aromas of bright strawberry, jammy fruit, mocha and vanilla, and oak notes. Expressive boysenberry, blackberry, dark cherry, juicy strawberry and toasty mocha flavors lend complexity and depth to the palate.

Samuel Adams® Octoberfest – It’s a Legendary pairing when you wash down your Monte Cristo with a Samuel Adams® Octoberfest. Renowned as a malt lover’s dream, it masterfully blends five roasts of barley to create a delicious harmony of sweet flavors, including caramel and toffee. The beer is kept from being overly sweet by the elegant bitterness imparted by German Noble hops.

From your favorite cocktails and apps to one of the world’s greatest sandwiches, Bennigan’s has everything you need to celebrate National Monte Cristo Day the Legendary way.

For more information on other festivities planned for “Halfway to St. Paddy’s Day,” contact your neighborhood Bennigan’s. For your nearest location, menu, hours and additional information, visit

You’re with friends at Bennigan’s. The American Legend!

About Legendary Restaurant Brands

Legendary Restaurant Brands owns the iconic Bennigan’s and Steak and Ale brands – the pioneers of casual dining. Bennigan’s is a high-energy neighborhood full-service restaurant redefining and leading casual dining again. With chef-driven food, innovative drinks, and warm, friendly Irish hospitality, this Legendary brand delivers memorable dining experiences to every guest. It offers a franchise model capable of compelling returns on investment. The polished, fast-casual brand Bennigan’s On The Fly was designed for non-traditional venues, including hotels, or as a delivery-only virtual model operated from an existing commercial kitchen. Steak and Ale is another American Original 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, family-friendly steakhouses.

To join Bennigan’s Legendary franchise family, visit or call 800.804.5049.

Lee Escobedo