Romano’s Macaroni Grill unveiled a fast-casual lunch format called Romano’s Kitchen Counter inside 131 of its company owned restaurants.
The division of Houston-based Ignite Restaurant Group, which also owns the Joe’s Crab Shack and Brick House Tavern + Tap casual-dining brands, said the Kitchen Counter, open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., intends to give lunch customers a faster, less expensive option than its traditional full service menu.
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.
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.