‘Kitchen Counter’ service offers affordable, fast casual options for on-the-go diners
Romano’s Macaroni Grill is making full-service restaurant history by adding a little fast casual flair with its new lunchtime Kitchen Counter ordering options.
The popular Italian restaurant chain recently announced the new $7 menu items, which are available at more than 130 Macaroni Grill locations nationwide. These made-to-order meals are guaranteed in seven minutes or the meal is free. With a wide array of options like fresh salads, classic dishes-turned-sandwiches, pasta and specialty Calzonettos – handheld pockets filled with your favorite Italian ingredients and baked in a brick oven – the new menu offers sit-down quality for those even on the tightest of schedules.
“Many of our restaurants are located in busy areas full of people looking for a fast lunch without the fast-food experience. They may only have half an hour to spare, so our Kitchen Counter menu is the perfect option, whether they’d like to eat in our dining rooms or take it to go,” said John Gilbert, president of Macaroni Grill. “Just because you’re in a hurry doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice great taste, high quality and healthy options. So skip the drive-thru line and meet us at the counter!”
Some of Macaroni Grill’s Kitchen Counter signature dishes include:
Prosciutto Grilled Cheese – Lightly smoked prosciutto, fresh mozzarella and four cheese fonduta, served on warm ciabatta.
Chicken Parmesan Sandwich – Parmesan chicken, mozzarella, imported pomodorinia and fresh basil served on warm ciabatta.
Chicken Caesar Calzonetto – Handheld pocket stuffed with grilled chicken, tomatoes, spinach, oregano, Parmesan, mozzarella and Caesar dressing.
Inspired by Italian trattoria cuisine, culture and conversation, Romano’s Macaroni Grill has been proudly serving unforgettable meals that leave a lasting impression to our deserving guests since 1988 – with knowledge, care and Italian charisma infused in everything we do.
At Romano’s Macaroni Grill, we know that for our guests any night out is a big night out – and it is our responsibility and privilege to treat it as such. That’s why we start every meal off right: With a bottle of wine at the center of the table, while you explore our menu of expertly handcrafted rustic dishes and Italian classics. Warm distinctive touches, like our signature honor system wine and bustling open kitchen, create a memorable, sensory experience that you’ll remember long after you leave the table.