Houlihan’s, a stylish casual dining brand for over 40 years, held it’s grand opening on Tuesday, July 10 in Grand Rapids at Breton Village, contributing to the established shopping center’s new business revitalization and boosting the local economy with the creation of 75-100 jobs. Houlihan’s of Grand Rapids, located at 1968 Breton Rd. SE, offers diners made-from-scratch cooking in a contemporary setting with an energetic bar scene and cater to consumers’ increasing demand for a customized dining experience with a flavor-packed menu of 30+ ‘small plates.’
“We give a jolt to people’s expectations of casual dining, not only with the taste, quality and presentation of our food, but our personality and atmosphere,” said Peggy Fischer, General Manager of the new Grand Rapids Houlihan’s. “Everything from our progressive décor, unique menu design and our ageless bar experience has been carefully thought out. Houlihan’s is fine dining made affordable and accessible everyday. We will have an incredible patio that overlooks Breton Street, one of the community’s main thoroughfares, and we will also display artwork created by Houlihan’s customers from around the country. East Grand Rapids is in for a real treat.”
The Grand Rapids Houlihan’s leads the trend of smaller portion sizes by offering guests a large selection of small plates & half-portioned entrees along with more traditional American fare. Houlihan’s menu is the result of ongoing research and development by a seasoned team of culinary experts. According to Fischer, “there isn’t a single dish that Houlihan’s hasn’t put a ton of thought and time and testing into.”
Houlihan’s dishes range from eclectic salads, premium steaks, fresh seafood and modern comfort foods to homemade desserts and hand-crafted beverages.
Established in 1972, Houlihan’s is a progressive concept that bridges the gap between fine dining and what people have come to expect from casual dining, priding itself on style and quality. Houlihan’s offers guests a design-forward atmosphere featuring a curated indie soundtrack, an eclectic menu and energetic bar environment. Inspired by fare around the globe, Houlihan’s crafts dishes made from scratch with assertive flavors and offers creative, diverse cocktails and wine selections, with many of its locations garnering ‘best happy hour’ awards from local media outlets. Currently, 80 Houlihan’s restaurants operate throughout the country, 48 of which are franchised. Houlihan’s is owned by Houlihan’s Restaurants, Inc. of Leawood, Kansas, which developed and owns several restaurant concepts comprising of approximately 100 locations coast-to-coast, including Devon Seafood Grill and J. Gilbert’s Wood-Fired Steaks. For more information, please visit www.houlihans.com or find Houlihan’s on Facebook at www.facebook.com/houlihans.