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Company Overview of Bennigan's Franchising Company LLC

Company Overview

Bennigan's Franchising Company LLC operates and franchises restaurants. Its menu includes cheese burger chips, egg rolls, bites, chicken and shrimp, fish and chips, and pasta items; and burgers, sides, sandwiches, salads, soup and salad combos, and desserts, as well as beers, drinks, and wines. The company has a strategic partnership with Brixmor Property Group, Inc. Bennigan's Franchising Company LLC was founded in 1976 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas. The company has locations in the United States, Dubai, Bahamas, Cyprus, El Salvador, Greece, India, Bahrain, Mexico, Panama, and South Korea. Bennigan's Franchising Company LLC is a former subsidiary of Metromedia Restaurant Group, Inc.

5151 Beltline Road

Suite 300

Dallas, TX 75254

United States

Founded in 1976



Key Executives for Bennigan's Franchising Company LLC

Chief Executive Officer and President
Age: 60
Vice President of Operations
Vice President of Supply Chain Logistics and Administration
Vice President of Culinary Innovations
Director of Construction and Design
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

Bennigan's Franchising Company LLC Key Developments

Bennigan's Continues International Expansion With Grand Opening In Larnaca, Cyprus

Bennigan's Franchising Company and AXM Overseas Holdings Ltd. announced the grand opening of Bennigan's in Larnaca, Cyprus. The newest restaurant for the nearly 100-unit chain, Bennigan's in Larnaca is the fourth Cyprus location for franchise partners Chris and Andrew Axentiou. The Larnaca location opened on June 4 and is already attracting crowds with its high-definition TVs, projectors and video wall to showcase sporting events. The Cyprus opening is another in a growing list of accomplishments for Bennigan's, which has experienced phenomenal domestic and international growth over the past two years. Internationally, the brand recently celebrated two openings in Dubai, with plans to debut a third location this year in the United Arab Emirates and two new restaurants in Veracruz. International openings are also slated for Panama, El Salvador and U.S. Army Base Camp Humphreys in the Republic of Korea. Stateside, the chain has agreements to develop over 30 new restaurants in the next few years in New Jersey, Virginia, Texas, Arkansas, Minnesota, Florida, Tennessee and Michigan.

Bennigan's Opens its First Restaurant in Dubai

Bennigan's opened its first restaurant in the UAE on 23rd of January, 2013. The opening ceremony for the new restaurant, located in the Claren's building on Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, included a ribbon cutting performed by H.E. Counsel General of the United States, Mr. Robert Waller, and Mr. Saleh Al Aroud, Chairman of Al Aroud Group. Bennigan's menu offers a wide selection of American fare which includes signature Certified Angus Beef hand cut to suite the guests' preferences along with the world famous Monte Cristo, Bennigan's original, lightly fried and served with raspberry preserves for a unique combination of flavors, all offered extremely well generous.

Bennigan's Franchising Company Opens New Restaurant in Jonesboro, Arkansas

Bennigan's Franchising Company announced that a new location opened in Jonesboro, Ark. on Dec. 6, 2012. Located at 237 South Main Street in downtown, the new restaurant features the brand's new food and beverage menus, along with recent remodel additions, including a welcoming bar and a lavish outside patio for guests to enjoy signature "Irish Hospitality." Manzar Riaz became familiar with franchising when he opened the first international Pizza Hut location in Pakistan. Riaz also owned and operated three other restaurant concepts in Dubai and Pakistan.

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