Q&A with Bennigan’s CEO Paul Mangiamele

Since taking the helm at Bennigan’s in 2011, Paul Mangiamele has championed several game-changing initiatives aimed at revolutionizing the casual dining category and bringing the iconic brand back to its Legendary status. As chronicled in his 2013 book, Bennigan’s Return…
Reports of Casual Dining’s Death Are Greatly Exaggerated

Segment pioneer Bennigan’s stays true to heritage, remains relevant, keeps growing Dallas, TX  (RestaurantNews.com)  Conventional wisdom among today’s restaurant industry pundits is that casual dining chains are destined for the history books, squeezed out of the marketplace by polished casual brands from above…
St. Paddy’s Day Is Over, but Party Goes On at Bennigan’s

Contest featuring vacation to Europe continues thru March 31; CeeLo Green’s TY KU liqueur specials prove to be guest favorites Dallas, TX  (RestaurantNews.com)  Underscoring the notion that “Every Day is St. Paddy’s Day at Bennigan’s,” the Legendary restaurant chain is…
Get Lucky at Bennigan’s this St. Paddy’s Day

Fun social media contest, featuring grand prize vacation to Europe, plus instant-win prizes allow guests to experience “luck o’ the Irish” Dallas, TX  (RestaurantNews.com)  Bennigan’s has always been the perfect place to enjoy a delicious meal, tip back a pint and…
Bennigan’s Wants Guests to “Get Lucky” this St. Paddy’s Day

Fun social media contest, featuring grand prize vacation to Europe, plus instant-win prizes allow guests to experience “luck o’ the Irish” Dallas, TX  (RestaurantNews.com)  Bennigan’s has always been the perfect place to enjoy a delicious meal, tip back a pint…
Bennigan’s Legendary Comeback Continues…in Fayetteville

Restaurant is first to feature chain’s new prototype design Fayetteville, TN  (RestaurantNews.com)  An epic comeback story is being written about the iconic Bennigan’s restaurant chain, and an exciting new chapter is unfolding in Fayetteville. The newest Bennigan’s officially opened its doors…
Bennigan’s: Revolutionizing Casual Dining

Bennigan’s entry into food service 37 years ago launched the beginning of the casual dining niche and introduced the world to a new kind of restaurant experience. Founded in 1976 by the iconic Norman Brinker, Bennigan’s was designed to fill…
Bennigan’s Honors Military Heroes Before, During and After Veterans Day

Wall of Heroes campaign, support of wounded veterans, underscores year-round commitment Dallas, TX  (RestaurantNews.com)  Bennigan’s doesn’t wait until Veterans Day to pay tribute to America’s military heroes.  Like many other brands, its franchisees will be offering varying discounts to active-duty,…
Bennigan’s Epic Comeback Continues at Panama City Mall

Legendary chain marks return to Florida with October 21st grand opening Panama City, FL  (RestaurantNews.com)  More than four years have passed since the World Famous Monte Cristo® has been served in the state of Florida.  But that will soon change,…
Bennigan’s Signs 50-Restaurant Deal to Enter India

Master franchising agreement is latest bold move in brand’s global expansion Dallas, TX  (RestaurantNews.com)  Bennigan’s, one of America’s most iconic restaurant brands, announced today that it has executed a Master Franchise Agreement with Suri Hospitality International to open 50 locations throughout…
Bennigan’s CEO to Keynote Irish Pubs Global Event

Mangiamele will recount iconic brand’s renaissance in major Dublin speech Oct. 1st Dublin, Ireland  (RestaurantNews.com)  The epic comeback of America’s largest and most recognizable Irish-themed brand has generated headlines on four continents.  On Tuesday, October 1st, hundreds of international Irish…
Bennigan’s Invites Guests to Celebrate St. Practice Day

Halfway to St. Paddy’s, restaurant gears up for favorite holiday on Sept. 17th Dallas, TX  (RestaurantNews.com)  The best things in life are usually worth waiting for.  But then again, if you can find a good excuse to speed up the…
Open Wide, Virginia: The Monte Cristo is Coming Back!

Bennigan’s epic comeback continues with Tysons Corner opening August 19th McLean, VA  (RestaurantNews.com)  It’s been five years since the World Famous Monte Cristo has been served in Northern Virginia.  But thanks to a nationwide resurgence of the iconic Bennigan’s restaurant…
Houston Bennigan’s to Host “Happy Hour with a Hero”

Wounded warrior Donny Daughenbaugh to appear Wednesday in support of “Wall of Heroes” campaign Dallas, TX  (RestaurantNews.com)  As part of its summer-long campaign to honor America’s finest, Bennigan’s is hosting a special “Happy Hour with a Hero” at its Houston…
Bennigan’s Rolls Out All-American Summer Menu

New Fire-Braised™ Ribs, Big Irish Challenge highlight seasonal fare Dallas, TX  (RestaurantNews.com)  It’s getting hot outside, but Bennigan’s has teamed with Hormel Foods to introduce a cool All-American Summer menu featuring several new items along with a few of the…
Bennigan’s Selected Among Top 50 Franchises for Veterans

4th annual survey for USA Today recognizes chain’s commitment to supporting military veterans Dallas, TX  (RestaurantNews.com)  Bennigan’s, the Legendary restaurant brand renowned for its signature Irish hospitality, is fast becoming known for another purpose: its commitment to recruiting, advancing and…
Bennigan’s CEO Reveals Secrets of Legendary Turnaround

The Legendary restaurant chain has reconnected with a nostalgic public and has shown the world that by returning to its roots, it can not only return to relevance but also lead the casual dining segment. With nearly 100 domestic and…
Bennigan’s to Honor U.S. Military with Wall of Heroes

Second annual tribute to veterans, active duty soldiers will benefit Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes Dallas, TX  (RestaurantNews.com)  On March 27, 2012, a man walked into Bennigan’s in Borger, Texas, bought a beer and wrote a note in memory of…
The Future of Bennigan’s

Bennigan’s new prototype is designed to propel the identity of Bennigan’s forward in the casual dining industry. Along with new innovative menu enhancements, the physical design of the restaurant encompasses Bennigan’s quest for evolution, while staying true to its iconic…
Bennigan’s CEO Shares Story Of Legendary Turnaround In New Business Book

“Bennigan’s Return to Relevance…Bleeding Green 25/8” To Debut at 2013 Restaurant Leadership Conference in April Dallas, TX  (RestaurantNews.com)  Bennigan’s Franchising Company’s President and CEO Paul Mangiamele , announced today the spring release of “Bennigan’s Return to Relevance…Bleeding Green 25/8.” This…

Legendary Brand Brings Irish Favorites to Clarksburg Clarksburg, MD  (RestaurantNews.com)  Bennigan’s Franchising Company announced today that a brand new location opened in Clarksburg, Md. on Dec. 18, 2012. Located in the Buffington Building at 23315 Frederick Road, the new restaurant…

Legendary Brand Brings Irish Favorites to Fort Worth Fort Worth, TX  (RestaurantNews.com)  Bennigan’s Franchising Company announced today that a brand new location has opened in Fort Worth, Texas. Located at 4646 SW Loop 820, at the intersection of I-20 and…

Dallas, TX  (RestaurantNews.com)  Bennigan’s Franchising Company (Bennigan’s) and Brixmor Property Group (Brixmor) announced a strategic partnership to add Bennigan’s restaurants nationwide into Brixmor’s portfolio of shopping centers. The partnership will include positioning Bennigan’s signs at select existing buildings and pad…

Bennigan’s, a high-energy neighborhood restaurant and pub is committed to creating a Legendary experience for every guest, every meal, every day.  While closing in on nearly 100 restaurants, Bennigan’s is progressively building upon the resurgence of the brand with improvements…