STONEFIRE GRILL TO OPEN NEWEST LOCATION IN THOUSAND OAKS (Popular Concept Was Hailed by CBS Evening News For Expansive Value-Oriented Menu)

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Stonefire Grill will launch its newest restaurant in Thousand Oaks.Known for its expansive, value-oriented menu of high quality American fare, Stonefire Grill will open its seventh restaurant at Evergreen Plaza (3635 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd) in the site formerly occupied by Marie Callender’s, in April, announced Mary Harrigan, who with her sister, Maureen, launched the concept in 2000.

Hailed by the “CBS Evening News With Katie Couric” for its successful approach to family style dining, Stonefire Grill specializes in such favorites as mesquite grilled tri-tip, barbecue and lemon-garlic chicken, baby-back ribs, and a wide assortment of entree salads, gourmet pizzas and fresh pastas as well as homemade desserts.Menu items are priced from $4.99 to $13.99 and complete family-style dinners start at $19.99. A selection of well-priced wine and beer also is available.All items are available “to-go” with a special entrance dedicated to take-out orders, an especially popular feature among busy, working mothers who are finding it increasingly difficult to prepare wholesome satisfying meals for their families. Stonefire Grill also offers off-site catering, which TV’s Style Network praised for “catering a scrumptious meal on a budget.”

The architectural firm of Heathcote & Associates is in charge of transforming the former Marie Callender’s into Stonefire Grill while the West End Design Group of Encino will complete the indoor and patio design touches.

“We’re delighted to launch our newest restaurant in Thousand Oaks, a location that holds a special place in my heart as I live there,” said Mary Harrigan.”We’re hoping that residents and visitors to the area welcome us as warmly as they have in the other communities we serve.”

Added sister Maureen, an Oak Park resident, “Our goal is to provide guests with an affordable option to eating at home.In a day and age when dining out is considered a luxury for many people, Stonefire Grills offer a vast menu of items made right in our restaurants each day, a pleasant environment in which to dine, great service by a friendly staff and tremendous value that keeps our guests coming back over and over.”

Stonefire Grill is the culmination of a dream of the Harrigans, who hail from a large family in the San Fernando Valley.They risked everything they had and defied the odds to make it in the rough and tumble restaurant business.Armed with long-held family recipes, a vision for revolutionizing the concept of family dining and good old-fashioned determination, the sisters set out to bring something entirely new to the dining public.Unlike full-service restaurants, those visiting Stonefire Grill place their order at the counter and have their meal served to them at the table of their choice, a concept known as
“fast casual”.By eliminating the need for servers to take the meal order, food reaches the table faster and the cost savings is passed down to the customer.

The new Stonefire Grill will join sister locations in Chatsworth, West Hills, Valencia, Pasadena, Fountain Valley and Irvine.

For more information, visit www.stonefiregrill.com.