Legendary Signs 100-Restaurant Development Agreement for California Expansion

by Scott Reid

DALLAS — Dallas-based Legendary Restaurant Brands, the parent company of several restaurant chains including Bennigan’s, has signed a master development agreement to bring up to 100 new restaurants to California.

Paul Mangiamele, the company’s chairman and CEO, signed the agreement with Narender Taneja, a franchisee and current owner of the Santa Clara, Calif., location of Bennigan’s.

Taneja recently finalized agreements to bring two new Bennigan’s to Fremont and San Jose, Calif., which are scheduled to open in the third and fourth quarter, respectively. As part of the agreement, Taneja also secured the rights to sub-franchise the brands to approved operators within California.

The new 100-restaurant agreement includes the company’s fast-casual concept, Bennigan’s on the Fly, which is designed for airports, hospitals and similar venues, as well as the re-emergence of the Steak and Ale brand, which has been defunct since 2008.

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