Bennigan’s Opens in Panama City
Bennigan’s opened its doors in the Obarrio district of Panama City on October 24, bringing its friendly Irish hospitality, craveable chef-driven food, and innovative drinks to this vibrant part of town.
The local franchisees chose the Obarrio district due to its central location between El Cangrejo and San Francisco in downtown Panama City.
Bennigan’s has enjoyed success in the Panamanian market for more than 16 years. The Obarrio restaurant replaces the local team’s previous location in the Marina, which was closed in May due to heavy construction in the area, which made it difficult for guests to get to the restaurant.
The Obarrio restaurant will be open for lunch, happy hour, dinner and late night. A special lunch menu will be served on weekdays from noon to 3 p.m. The restaurant includes a full bar, 18 high-definition TVs and a comfortable outdoor seating area that is ideal for family dining, business meals and large group events.
“Our Panama franchisees are outstanding operators who share our passion for providing memorable dining experiences every meal, every day,” says Paul Mangiamele, Chairman & CEO of Legendary Restaurant Brands LLC. “They’ve built a beautiful restaurant in an extraordinary location and I have no doubt that their Bennigan’s will quickly become one of the most popular destinations in the area.”
Bennigan’s menu features such signature favorites as the World Famous Monte Cristo, Oh, Baby Back Ribs, the Turkey O’Toole, the Big Irish double-decker hamburger, multiple beers on tap and a wide assortment of handcrafted specialty drinks.
Now with more than 150 restaurants open or under contract worldwide, Legendary Restaurant Brands LLC is continuing to experience strong growth while simultaneously redefining casual dining. Since the end of 2012, the company has opened new franchise locations in Clarksburg and Frederick, Maryland; Santa Clara and Fremont, California; Melbourne, Floria Saddle Brook, New Jersey; Tysons Corner, Virginia; Veracruz, Mexico; Larnaca, Cyprus; and Dubai, UAE; and a new corporate location in Panama City.
Additional restaurants are planned for California, Florida, Kentucky, New Jersey, Tennessee, Texas, Pennsylvania and Virginia; and internationally in Mexico, Central America, Cyprus, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and South America.
Delivery service to Obarrio, San Francisco, Marbella, Calle 50 and other areas will be offered soon, and the franchisees plan to open two additional Bennigan’s in Panama in 2017.