Grille 29 is the 8th restaurant concept wholly owned and developed by Restaurant Partners, Inc. (RPI), a 22 year old restaurant operating company based in Orlando, Florida. RPI has operations throughout the States of Florida and Alabama, and has managed properties in many regions of the United States.
The Company has twice been named to the prestigious list of “Fastest Growing Privately held Companies In America” by Inc. Magazine.
The five divisions of RPI are Consulting, Restaurant Management, Restaurant Ownership, Accounting, and Procurement. Clients, operations and a more detailed listing of RPI’s activities can be found on the Company’s website at RestaurantPartnersInc.com.
The principals involved in the Grille 29 operation have combined restaurant operations over 50 years experience. Mr. David Manuchia, President of Restaurant Partners, Inc., was one of the founding members of The Olive Garden chain of Italian restaurants for Darden Restaurants. He founded the Company in 1992, and has a Master’s Degree in Finance as well as 30 years experience in the restaurant industry.
Director of Operations, Troy Goldman begin his career in the Hospitality Industry at Walt Disney World. Goldman spent fourteen years with Darden Restaurants as a General Manager at four restaurant concepts throughout Florida and was promoted to lead operations for the Central Florida region- overseeing nine restaurants and thirty-seven million in annual sales. In 2006, Troy joined Restaurant Partners, Inc to open and oversee operations of Grille 29 and Market Street Cafe. Today, Troy leads the operational integrity for all of RPI Properties and consulting projects including Sloppy Joe’s in Daytona Beach, FL and Sandpiper’s Cove Restaurant Bar in North Palm Beach , FL, Grille 29 in Huntsville, AL and Rizzoni’s Trattoria in Port of Spain, Trinidad.
Barry Abes is the General Manager for Grille 29. Mr. Abes graduated from Florida International University with a Hospitality Degree. Showcasing a successful career path including partnering on four of his own restaurant concepts, consulting for others and managing for major corporations such as Benihana, Cheesecake Factory and Brio Tuscan Grille, Barry has always been active in his community and is glad to be part of the Grille 29 team.
Restaurant Partners, Inc. is located at 1030 N. Orange Ave., Suite 200, Orlando, FL. 32801 and can be reached at (407) 839-5070