Double R Restaurant Group combines expansion of Romacelli & POUR with new steakhouse concept



Double R Restaurant Group combines expansion of Romacelli & POUR with new steakhouse concept

Another Broken Egg franchisee leveraging experience and success to grow own concepts

Lafayette-based Double R Restaurant Group has announced a plan for growth in 2016-18 that includes six new Romacelli Bistro e Vino, five POUR Restaurant and Bar and a new steakhouse concept that will complement its role as the largest franchisee of Another Broken Egg Café. The company plans to build on its experience successfully operating 25 Another Broken Egg Café locations in the southeast to further expand its portfolio of restaurants throughout the state.

“We have built a strong infrastructure and an experienced opening and operating team in the franchise world. Now, we are going to apply that talent to developing our own concepts as we continue to grow,” said Stuart Ottinger, president of Double R Restaurant Group.

Double R Restaurant Group plans to leverage its common ownership with Southern Lifestyle Development (SLD) by locating some of the new restaurants in SLD’S Traditional Neighborhood Developments (TNDs) throughout Louisiana. The company’s original high-end steakhouse concept (currently in the development phase) is planned for River Ranch and will include a lively bar with premium steaks and a vibrant atmosphere.

Double R Restaurant Group combines expansion of Romacelli & POUR with new steakhouse concept

Romacelli Bistro e Vino is Double R’s family-friendly concept with fresh delicacies ranging from gourmet pizzas and sandwiches to pasta and salads with an Italian flare. Currently located in TNDs in Lafayette and Youngsville, Double R will also be establishing new restaurants in the following areas:

  • Couret Farms, Lafayette, La. – open Summer 2016
  • Airline Hwy – Baton Rouge, La. – open Q2/2017
  • Village at Morganfield – Lake Charles, La. – open Q2/2017
  • Century Village – Monroe, La. – open Q4/2017
  • Conway – Gonzales, La. – open Q4/2017
  • The Village at Shoe Creek – Central, La. – open Q1/2018

Double R Restaurant Group combines expansion of Romacelli & POUR with new steakhouse concept

In February 2016, Double R teamed up with Walter Hidalgo to manage and operate POUR Restaurant and Bar, the restaurant formerly known as De Gaulle Square Bistro in River Ranch. The wine bar concept provides a relaxing atmosphere for guests to enjoy drinks and sample the tapas menu. After a short renovation of the restaurant and bar, Double R plans to develop the POUR bar concept in a number of SLD’s developments in the coming years:

  • Sugar Mill Pond – Youngsville, La. – open Q3/2016
  • Century Village – Monroe, La. – open Q4/2017
  • Conway – Gonzales, La. – open Q4/2017
  • The Village at Shoe Creek – Central, La. – open Q1/2018

“Due to the rapid growth and expansion of our brands, we are looking for talented and hard working individuals that fit with our company culture. We are dedicated to opening restaurants that represent uniqueness and value with a focus on always serving fresh food in an enjoyable atmosphere,” Ottinger said.

The company has 1,200 employees and plans to hire between 30-40 people for each new location. Double R is currently seeking experienced professionals who are interested in being a part of the new locations throughout the state of Louisiana.

Double R Restaurant Group combines expansion of Romacelli & POUR with new steakhouse concept

Double R Restaurant Group was founded on the principles of excellent food, genuine value and superior service. Double R operates contemporary and family-friendly concepts, ranging from wine and tapas bars to Italian cuisine to nutritional and comforting breakfast foods. It is the mission of Double R Restaurant Group to deliver exceptional service to each and every one of its guests on a consistent basis. To learn more about Double R Restaurant Group visit www.dblrrestaurants.com. For more information, visit www.eatatpour.com or http://www.romacelli.com.