Brio Tuscan Grille Opens First Central Jersey Location

Brio Tuscan Grille, serving upscale affordable Italian cuisine in a unique, Tuscan atmosphere, will open its first restaurant in Central New Jersey at the Freehold Raceway Mall on Thursday, May 3. The restaurant will feature made-to-order pastas, grilled and oven-roasted steaks, chops and fresh fish as well as delicious entrée salads, flatbreads and bruschettas. The restaurant will be open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday through Thursday and from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Friday and Saturday. Brio offers an extensive brunch menu on Saturdays and Sundays until 3 p.m. in addition to the regular menu. Brio is a Bravo Brio Restaurant Group (NASDAQ: BBRG) concept.

As part of its grand opening, Brio Tuscan Grille will host three “Make a Difference Mondays” and donate a portion of its dinner proceeds to local nonprofit organizations.  The “Make a Difference Mondays” are scheduled to be held May 21, June 4 and June 11.

Brio Tucan Grille, known for family-friendly fare, offers fresh, authentic northern Italian food in a Tuscan country villa atmosphere, with antique hardwood cypress flooring, hand-crafted walls, arched colonnades and hand-crafted Italian mosaics. The 7800 square foot restaurant is designed to comfortably accommodate 190 diners and 50 guests for bar seating. Also, Brio offers a full-service terrace that accommodates up to 56 guests. In addition to the lunch, brunch and dinner menus, Brio hosts a $3.95 Tuscan Taster Bar menu and $5 drink specials Monday-Friday from 3 p.m.-7 p.m. and 9 p.m. – Close.

Bravo Brio Restaurant Group (BBRG), of Columbus, Ohio, operates 48 Brio Tuscan Grilles, in addition to 47 Bravo! Cucina Italiana restaurants throughout the United States. The restaurant group, focused on consistently high quality food, superior service, good value and unique atmosphere, will employ 120 locally.

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