Glen Burnie Gino’s is just a few weeks away from opening in the same building used by Gino’s in the 1950’s. This will be the 6th Gino’s and the 4thGino’s to open in Maryland in a year.
Franchisee owner Karen Foreman plans to open by the end of the month. She has already hired more than 40 workers and is still currently interviewing on site daily for more staff. The building on Ritchie Highway near Fifth Avenue has since been gutted and given all new utilities, plumbing and a drive-thru.
“Glen Burnie residents still have so much heart for Gino’s…It’s Amazing,” Foreman said. “We want the customers to get the best experience in quality, service and value along with bringing all their fond memories back and creating new ones.”
Following the opening of Glen Burnie will be Hartford County’s Gino’s in Aberdeen, slated to be open by November 2012. This is another hot spot for Gino’s 6th location to open at the new corner and new shopping center at Beards Hill Road and West Bel Air Avenue. Franchisee, Darin Ingool is looking forward to opening several restaurants in Hartford county and other areas, but will stay focused on his first newly built Gino’s in Aberdeen.
“This has been a dream come true,” says Ingool. I have great memories of Gino’s and am excited about new generations getting to experience the 2012 Gino’s with fresh cooked to order classics and new trendy items as well. The company is so supportive and all the current franchisees train and work together. It’s nothing but Win Win!”
The revamped Gino’s offers a food concept known as fast casual. The meals — burgers, chicken sandwiches, salads and real ice cream shakes — will be prepared to order with fresh ingredients and served to your table. No tipping policy and the staff cleans up!
The Glen Burnie and Aberdeen locations will also feature the original Classic Gino Giant burger with the middle bun, the Super Gino Giant, which has more beef and a bigger bun and the Choose UR own Burger which is making a hit with a new generation of burger chains.
In 1957, former Baltimore Colts players Alan Ameche and Gino Marchetti founded Gino’s with friend Louis Fischer. Its first location was in Baltimore. Several other outlets were opened in the area, as well as in New Jersey, Delaware and southeastern Pennsylvania. It was home to over 20,000 employees before Marriott bought the chain in 1982 and folded many into Roy Rogers.
Tom Romano, President & CEO who recreated the brand based out of King of Prussia, PA, was once the Chief Operating Officer of Gino’s, a NYSE company. Romano says, the residual brand equity, is beyond his wildest expectations. The reintroduction of the iconic brand aside from its apparent success is his most prized accomplishment.
The Glen Burnie and Aberdeen locations are just two of 25 more franchises planned for the region.
For Franchise Information visit www.ginosgiant.com or call 610.945.1889.
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