Ground Round is returning again in markets where the brand is known, including at the Bowl & Recreation Center on Main Street in Bradley Beach, NJ. The former Brewster’s Pub has undergone major renovations and property improvements, along with the bowling center, with plans for a grand re-opening of the entire property in early September. “Ground Round is a brand we all remember here in New Jersey and we are proud and excited to bring this brand back to the area,” says Mike Little, CEO of Recreation Centers LLC., local owner and franchisee of Ground Rounds in New Jersey. “Recreation Centers, LLC has signed a Development Agreement to open Bradley Beach and four other locations over the next few years, including East Windsor, NJ later this year as well,” adds Jack Crawford, President & CEO of Ground Round Independent Owners Cooperative, LLC (Ground Round IOC).
The Bradley Beach location will open as Ground Round Sports Grille, a brand designed to feature a sports bar and lounge atmosphere with a pub style menu suited for this particular operation. The East Windsor location, with its larger restaurant and facility, will sport a full sized Ground Round Grill & Bar facility and expanded menu. Both locations will offer those favorite menu items and full liquor and bar service guests expect from Ground Round. “Our Bradley Beach facility will feature multiple flat screen TV programming, new and expanded bar and seating accommodations, an innovative and interactive computer system to enhance execution and service times while providing guests with on-line ordering and pay at the table options, all with a Ground Round menu even better than you remember!” offers Dennis Todero, Director of Operations. The Ground Round Sports Grille and Bradley Bowling Center is completing its pre-opening training at this time and will employ more than 75 local employees.
About Ground Round IOC
Ground Round IOC represents a group of independent franchise owners who purchased the Ground Round Franchise Rights and Trademarks, and have owned and led their own brand since 2004. They offer two distinctive brands for development and a unique franchise model whereby franchisees can own their own restaurant and an ownership/membership share in the overall future and growth of the brand. Ground Round IOC operates restaurants in 12 states spread across the Midwest and Northeast areas of the United States, with headquarters based in Freeport, Maine. For more information, visit www.groundround.com.
Director of Operations
Recreation Centers, LLC
Jack Crawford, CEO
Ground Round Independent Owners Cooperative (IOC)