Glory Days Grill announced this week that Tony Cochones has been named Executive Chef, Vice President of Culinary Operations. "Tony has been an integral part of Glory Days Grill's consistent commitment to food excellence from the day he joined our team in 2002," says Jeff Newman, CEO and President. “He has been the culinary cornerstone that has enabled our company to grow steadily from a handful of restaurants to more than two dozen locations in four states. Tony's professional experiences, coupled with his passion for creating amazing, high quality food, has been instrumental in our company's mission to provide all guests with great food; delicious, seasonally-inspired menus; and a varied assortment of wine, beer and other beverages.”
Tony has guided the company through multiple store openings, led menu development initiatives, and has consistently made food quality and food safety his number one priority. As co-developer of the Glory Days Grill Nutritional Calculator and Allergen Wizard, Tony has ensured that every guest has the nutritional data and allergen information needed to make healthy choices. Tony was also co-originator of the Glory Days Grill Seasonal Menu concept with over 300,000 fresh seasonal items sold annually.
A self-proclaimed “Meat-Cutter” by trade, Tony served our country in the Army where he worked as former Cook for the Secretary of the Army and was an All Army Culinary Competition Finalist. Tony was a pioneer in the farm to table movement in Vermont in the 80’s at the Perry Restaurant Group and worked as General Manager for several top-notch restaurants, including Restaurants Unlimited in Seattle, Washington, and Olives Restaurant and Palomino Restaurant in Washington, DC.
In addition to his professional accomplishments, Tony has always made time to give back through various charitable endeavors including founding a free Thanksgiving dinner and coat drive at Sweetwater Restaurants in Burlington, Vermont, (now in its 20th year serving 800+ delicious Thanksgiving meals and warm outdoor clothing for those in need) and raising over $65,000 over 8 years at a chef auction for a local charity, Life With Cancer in Fairfax, VA.
Tony currently lives with his family in Alexandria, Virginia.Glory Days Grill is a full-service, sports-themed family restaurant featuring great food at very affordable prices, outstanding service and real-time entertainment. Every restaurant brings together award-winning menus accompanied by numerous large screentelevisions tuned to a variety of sports, cartoons, news and entertainment offerings. Tables and booths have individual volume-controlled speaker stations adding to the guest’s enjoyment. Many locations have private banquet facilities and all feature catering services. Founded in Fairfax, VA in 1996, Glory Days Grill has been named Best Casual Theme Restaurant, Best American Restaurant, Best Sports Bar, and has also received accolades for Best Ribs, Best Chili, Best Burger and Best Bartender. Glory Days Grill founders, Richard Danker, Bob Garner, and Jeff Newman currently own and operate 19 Glory Days Grill restaurants in the tri-state area comprising Maryland, Virginia and West. Glory Days Grill also supports 6 franchised restaurants in Richmond, VA and Tampa, FL. For more information, visit www.glorydaysgrill.com or www.glorydaysfranchising.com.
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