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Outback Co-Founder Sees Opportunity in Glory Days

Play Ball Florida will acquire 22 Glory Days Grill corporate locations

Outback Co-Founder Sees Opportunity in Glory DaysTampa, FL ( Play Ball Florida, owner and franchisee of Glory Days Grill restaurants in Florida and Georgia, announced that they can acquire Glory Days, Inc., the organization entity which owns 22 corporate restaurant locations in Virginia and Maryland. The acquisition provides the system-wide final number of Glory Days Grill locations to 40.

In 1996, Glory Days Grill began in Burke, Virginia and was founded by Richard Danker, Robert Garner and Jeff Newman. The Florida and Georgia franchises are owned and run by Bob Basham, Outback Steakhouse co-founder, and his business partner, Jesse McPherson, CEO of Glory Days Grill Florida. Collectively, the organization and franchise partners created a full-service, casual dining restaurant which has a special appeal for sports fans and families. The brand has won numerous awards because of its cuisine and commitment to the city.

With over a combined 94 years in the restaurant industry, Glory Days, Inc. partners and co-founders Jeff Newman and Robert Garner are determined to retire, providing a chance for third co-founder, Richard Danker, to create all Glory Days Grill locations together under one company along with his brother, Bob Basham.

Jeff, Robert and I have become pleased with the Glory Days Grill brand we’ve built during the last 26 years, said Danker. I’ll miss my business partners but anticipate collaborating a lot more closely with my buddy, Bob Basham, to keep to create Glory Days a respected and loved brand.

The chance to work hand and hand with my buddy, Richard, thats my notion of the glory days, said Basham. Richard and I want forward to continuing to expand the brand through the entire Southeast while providing quality food in a great, sports-centric atmosphere.

Because of the acquisition, the entity Play Ball Florida will now be referred to as Play Ball USA.

About Glory Days Grill

Glory Days Grill is really a full-service, sports-themed family restaurant known because of its commitment to quality food, supporting a number of local sports groups and for his or her community involvement. Every restaurant includes award-winning menus associated with numerous large screen televisions tuned to a number of sports, cartoons, news and entertainment offerings. Tables and booths have individual volume-controlled speaker stations increasing the guests enjoyment. Glory Days Grill features signature fan-fare favorites sufficient reason for many entrees starting at only $12. Signature Dishes include Macho Nachos, Mac n Cheese Bites, Glory Days Award Winning Wings and Sauces, Fabulous Fish Fry and Glory Burger. The lighter fare carries a wide selection of salads like the Glory Days Cobb Salad. Selecting desserts includes Signature Favorite Oreo Sliders and a Chocolate Cake. To find out more, visit or


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