FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Monday, April 10, 2006
CONTACT: JEFF NEWMAN, 877-50-GLORY, x21
Fairfax, VA — Glory Days Grill, a restaurant company headquartered in Northern Virginia, celebrates its 10-year Anniversary on April 16, 2006.
Since opening its first location in Burke, Virginia in April 1996, the company has expanded into Winchester, VA and throughout Maryland, with 15 corporate-owned units and two franchised units in Richmond. Two corporate-owned units are scheduled to open in Lorton, VA and Frederick, MD this summer and an end-cap location at Cosner's Corner will open in Fredericksburg, VA by the end of 2006. Through the years, the restaurant has been recognized for its community involvement and charitable efforts, awarded the Restaurant Neighbor Award for the DC region in 2003. In 2005, corporate-owned locations in Maryland and Virginia, alone, sponsored more than 230 community sports teams and fulfilled close to 500 donation requests. Last year, Glory Days Grill was recognized by the Washington Business Journal as the #1 Fastest Growing Restaurant Company and #2 Locally-Owned Casual Dining Restaurant in the DC Metro area.
Jeff Newman, Richard Danker and Robert Garner founded Glory Days Grill. These three restaurant veterans came up with the idea for a neighborhood restaurant that also emphasized the positive attributes of sports. The name "Glory Days Grill" originated from the concept of the "glory days" or "good 'ole days" of sports and famous moments in sports history. Over the years, however, Glory Days Grill has evolved into more than just a place to enjoy good food and sports entertainment on their expansive television system; it has become a place where people of all ages and interests can celebrate their own glory moments. The restaurant's new marketing message, There are days, and there are Glory Days?, has taken a glory day beyond celebrating sports to celebrating day-to-day victories such as avoiding a traffic jam, winning a game of wiffle ball after years of defeat or finding a lost earring.
Says Richard Danker, co-founder of Glory Days Grill, "Not only are we proud of the great food we serve but, our whole team is very proud of what we do in the community. Whether it is team sponsorships or our Dining for Dollars program, part of our company culture is giving back to the community and making friends."
In addition to investing in the communities it serves, Glory Days Grill has spent considerable time and funding on its culinary development, recently promoting Tony Cochones, who has worked for fine dining concepts such as Olives Restaurant and The Capital Grille, to the position of Director of Culinary Development. Under Tony's direction, the company is exploring seasonal menu items that capitalize on using vegetables, herbs and other ingredients when they are at their peak of freshness.
The company will celebrate system-wide with a special anniversary drink and dinner feature, including a 10-spice chicken with roasted asparagus and mashed potatoes for $10.00. Festivities at the Burke location kick-off on Monday, April 17 with complimentary birthday cake, prize giveaways and entertainment.
Having 17 corporate-owned and franchised restaurants in three states, Glory Days Grill is a full-service, family-friendly sports-themed restaurant offering freshly prepared menu items and the latest in sports, news and entertainment via satellite televisions, projection screens and private speaker systems. The company will open four new locations by the end of 2006. In addition, Glory Days Grill has been recognized for a variety of charitable contributions and fundraising efforts for the local communities.
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