Italian Grill: A Look at History

Italian Grill is a famous American Restaurant Chain. The restaurant was founded by John Charles Carrabba and Damian Mandola. As of the restaurant is operated under Bloomin Brands and it has its headquarters in Tampa in Florida. Another interesting fact about the restaurant is that at present, Damian Mandola’s Italian Grill has about 250 restaurants.

As per the records, the first Italian Grill was opened on 26 January 1986 and this was an idea of Damian Mandola and John Charles Carrabba. The first restaurant was opened in Kirby Drive in Texas and the success of the first restaurant forced them to start with a second restaurant. Later in January 1993, 10 new locations were opened and these locations were mostly in Houston and Florida. In 1995, it was reported that OSI has acquired the rights to open the chain of this famous restaurant.

The restaurant is really famous among American Diners and that is one of the reasons for the success of this restaurant. A few years ago, it was reported that Damian Mandola was arrested. As per the information, he was first arrested in 2010 for terrorizing the workers at a winery. As per the sources, he tried to break into the Duchman Family Winery. He was soon released on bail but he tried to do the same thing 2 days later. Some of the sources suggest that in 2009, the restaurant owner was also accused of getting the neighbor’s dog killed.

The restaurant recently updated its menu in an attempt to increase their sales. The menu is aimed to increase the sales and the revenue of the restaurant as the revenue has been declining since 2015. The owners said that they might have to close another 14 restaurants if the sales do not go up.

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