BRAVO! Cucina Italiana & BRIO Tuscan Grille “Mix it Up” with Lively New Happy Hour Programs, Featuring Value, Variety & More

Good Times Merge with Quality Food & Beverage Offerings, Incredible Value, Stylish Atmosphere & Friendly Service, Weekdays During Early & Late Evening Hours

COLUMBUS, Ohio--()--Letting the good times roll is what BRAVO! Cucina Italiana and BRIO Tuscan Grille are all about with their new happy hour programs, which launched Jan. 13. Offering a new twist on great value with a large selection of delectable dishes and beverages from $4–$6, an inviting setting and warm service, BRAVO! Hours at BRAVO! and BAR BRIOSO at BRIO are redefining the “happy” in happy hour.

Offered in the bar Monday–Friday from 3:30–6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m.–close where legally available, the new happy hours at BRAVO! and BRIO are a fun and welcoming opportunity for friends, colleagues, and family to socialize. To even further enhance the happy hours, both BRAVO! and BRIO also offer $5 Martini Wednesdays and $5 Wine Thursdays, available during select hours in the bar where legally available. Certain restrictions may apply.

BRAVO! Hours feature nine scrumptious “plate” selections, perfect for sharing. Offered in tiered pricing from $4–$6 are dishes including the new Beef Carpaccio, the new Pulled Pork Sliders, and full appetizer portion Crispy Shrimp Napoli. For $4–$6 per glass, guests also enjoy 13 beverage options, including White Peach Sangria, Peroni beer, Black Raspberry Cosmo, four Porta Palo wine selections and Italian Margarita.

At BRIO, BAR BRIOSO features nine tasty “plate” offerings, great to share. With tiered pricing from $4–$6 are selections including the new, unique Crispy Eggplant Fries, the new Fresh Vegetable & Hummus Plate, BRIO Burger, and full appetizer portion Crispy Cheese Ravioli. Thirteen delightful beverage options, available for $4–$6 per glass, include Italian Lemonade, Sangria Rosa, Vodka Martini, four Porta Palo wine selections, and Key Lime Mojito.

At both BRAVO! and BRIO in the bar during select hours, guests can sip away during $5 Martini Wednesdays, featuring martinis including Lemontini, Razzbertini, and Dirty Vodka. Also at both BRAVO! and BRIO, $5 Wine Thursdays are a special treat. Guests enjoy whites such as Porta Palo Sauvignon Blanc, and reds including Tavolo Matto Rosso. $5 Martini Wednesdays and $5 Wine Thursdays are offered where legally available.

“At BRAVO! and BRIO, it’s our priority to keep guests happy and continue to make our offerings fresh and innovative,” said BRAVO | BRIO Restaurant Group President and CEO Saed Mohseni. “With our new happy hour programs, we are thrilled to bring a new energy to our bar areas, with great values, new dishes, and an enjoyable atmosphere where guests can gather with friends and colleagues.”

About BRAVO | BRIO Restaurant Group, Inc.

BRAVO | BRIO Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: BBRG) is a leading owner and operator of two distinct Italian restaurant brands, BRAVO! Cucina Italiana and BRIO Tuscan Grille. BBRG has positioned its brands as multifaceted culinary destinations that deliver the ambiance, design elements and food quality reminiscent of fine dining restaurants at a value typically offered by casual dining establishments, a combination known as the “polished casual” affordable dining segment. Each of BBRG's brands provides its guests with a fine dining experience and value by serving affordable cuisine prepared using fresh flavorful ingredients and authentic Italian cooking methods, combined with attentive service in an attractive, lively atmosphere. BBRG strives to be the best Italian restaurant company in America and is focused on providing its guests an excellent dining experience through consistency of execution. For more information, visit www.bbrg.com.

About BRAVO! Cucina Italiana

BRAVO! Cucina Italiana is a “polished casual,” affordable restaurant offering classic Italian food amongst the shadows of Roman ruins. The subtitle “Cucina Italiana” means Italian kitchen, in which all cooking is done in full view of the guest, creating the energy of a live theater. BRAVO’s popular entrees include grilled steaks, chops, and made-to-order pizzas, pastas and house specialties, similar to an authentic ‘ristorante’ in Italy. BRAVO! is part of Columbus-based BRAVO I BRIO Restaurant Group. Founded in 1992, BRAVO I BRIO Restaurant Group currently operates more than 100 restaurants including BRAVO! Cucina Italiana, BRIO Tuscan Grille and Bon Vie Bistro. Please visit the Web site, BravoItalian.com for a list of locations, and to follow the restaurant on Twitter (@bravo_italian) and Facebook (facebook.com/bravoitalian).

About BRIO Tuscan Grille

BRIO (meaning “lively” or “full of life”) is a “polished casual,” affordable restaurant serving authentic, northern Italian cuisine. The subtitle, “Tuscan Grille” is descriptive in the menu that features oven-roasted steaks, chops and seafood, similar to what one would find in an authentic ristorante in Tuscany. BRIO’s philosophy is “to eat well, is to live well;” which is why it only uses the finest and freshest ingredients. BRIO brings the pleasure of the Tuscan country villa to the American city. BRIO is part of Columbus-based BRAVO|BRIO Restaurant Group (BBRG). Founded in 1992, BBRG currently operates more than 100 restaurants in 31 states including BRAVO! Cucina Italiana, BRIO Tuscan Grille and Bon Vie Bistro. Please visit the website for BRIO locations at www.brioitalian.com and follow the restaurant on Twitter (@brioitalian) and Facebook (facebook.com/brioitalian).

Contacts

Durée & Company, Inc.
Durée Ross, 954-723-9350
duree@dureeandcompany.com

During BRIO's BAR BRIOSO hours, guests may enjoy thirteen delightful beverage options, including Italian Lemonade, Sangria Rosa, Vodka Martini, four Porta Palo wine selections, and Key Lime Mojito, for $4-$6 per glass. (Photo: Business Wire)

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Letting the good times roll is what BRAVO! Cucina Italiana and BRIO Tuscan Grille are all about with their new happy hour programs, which launched Jan. 13.

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Durée & Company, Inc.
Durée Ross, 954-723-9350
duree@dureeandcompany.com