Annapolis, MD (RestaurantNews.com) Maggiano’s Little Italy opened its first Maryland store this week during National Pasta Month, in the Westfield’s Annapolis Mall. The restaurant brings 165 jobs to Annapolis and opened it’s doors after a ribbon cutting ceremony using a 10-foot braided pasta ribbon. Local media were treated to a private luncheon with Executive Chef Andrew Swindell and Managing Partner Terry Gibbons, to be among the first to taste the made-from-scratch, Italian-American cuisine and warm hospitality.
Maggiano’s and community VIPs “cut the pasta ribbon” to inaugurate the new restaurant. Here, from left, Ron Ryan, VP of Operations, Terry Gibbons, Managing Partner, Andrew Swindell, Executive Chef, Laura Neuman, Anne Arundel County Executive, Steve Provost, President of Maggiano’s Little Italy, Bob Burdon, Annapolis Chamber of Commerce President and Scott Harrison, Maggianio’s VP of Finance (Annapolis, MD).
Here, Executive Chef Andrew Swindell, shows the famous signature dish, Rigatoni “D.”As an incentive to join its eClub, Maggiano’s is offering $10 and the chance to win free pasta for a year through October 31. Link: http://lasag.na/annapolis
Fun facts about Maggiano’s Little Italy include…
- To create the perfect ambience at every Maggiano’s, 2.1 million Frank Sinatra songs are played annually, enough music time to fill more than 1,000 iPods.
- Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, Maggiano’s is proud to serve 1.7 million guests, the same number of people returning presents every year after the holidays.
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