Headquartered in Houston, TX, Ignite Restaurant Group, Inc. owns and operates three restaurant brands: Joe's Crab Shack, Romano's Macaroni Grill and Brick House Tavern + Tap. Each brand offers a variety of high-quality, chef-inspired food and beverages in distinctive, casual, high-energy atmosphere. The Ignite brands provide guests with memorable, matchless dining experiences.
Founded in 1991, Joe's Crab Shack is an established, national chain of casual seafood restaurants. The menu offers a variety of unique, high quality seafood items, with an emphasis on crab and Southern flavors. Joe's is a fun, family-friendly restaurant that encourages guests to "strap on a bib, order your favorite bucket of crab or steampot, and unwind & enjoy with the best of them." Unique steampots and buckets of crab combined with signature cocktails like the Shark Bite and Category 5 Hurricane are a few of the most popular items on the innovative and "crabcentric" menu. The guests at Joe's create lasting memories dining on picnic tables located on outdoor patios, many of which are equipped with playgrounds.
Romano's Macaroni Grill was founded in 1988 by Texas restaurateur Phillip J. Romano. Blending 20 years of tradition with imaginative Italian cooking, Macaroni Grill provides a rich experience that can only be matched by its classic Tuscan menu. The open kitchen, quality Italian ingredients, honor system wine and warm welcoming environment showcase the restaurant's rich heritage. Fresh pastas, regional ingredients and diverse wine list boast of what's to come, yet the classics and traditions continue to tempt.
Brick House Tavern + Tap, founded in 2008, is a polished casual restaurant brand focused on elevated American fare prepared fresh by our executive chefs. Brick House is ahead of the curve in innovative menu and beverage development, featuring over 70 varieties of beer. Several local & craft selections provide guests a truly differentiated spin on a "gastro pub". The contemporary interior features unique seating and dining with 360 degree TV viewing for sports enthusiasts. Brick House strikes a balance between providing guests with an elevated experience while providing personalized hospitality. Brick House was recently listed as the #1 "up and comer" full-service, varied-menu restaurant business by Technomic, a leading restaurant industry consulting and research firm, and a top ten Breakout Brand from Nation's Restaurant News.
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