One of Dave Shula's favorite recurring incidents is seeing his father, legendary NFL coach Don Shula and namesake of the restaurant brand, react to people who identify him for his eatery."People recognize him and they start talking to him, and when it's apparent they recognize him from the restaurants, he inevitably will say, 'You know, I used to be a football coach!'" Dave Shula says, laughing.
Shula’s Steakhouse and La Tasca announced plans to expand their respective brands into the mainstream retail distribution with leading global brand licensing agency Beanstalk.Starting with extension in key food categories inspired by La Tasca’s head chef Antony Bennett’s most popular dishes, Beanstalk will also be looking for licensing partners for La Tasca in non-food classifications such as cookware, publishing and gift items.
Global restaurateur HMSHost and the Shula Family celebrated the grand opening of the new Shula’s Bar&Grill at Jacksonville International Airport December 5. The opening marks the fourth airport location for Shula’s after successful launches at Miami International Airport, Tampa International Airport and Southwest Florida International Airport.