As customers return to restaurants that summer, the iconic franchise brand is rolling out heightened takes on the traditional bar-and-grille fare it’s famous for.
Columbia, MD (RestaurantNews.com) Across the country, people are now returning to restaurants and just in time for summer. The Greene Turtle, a 37-unit sports pub and grille franchise, is welcoming guests back using an innovative menu that places an exciting spin on the traditional comfort food that the brand is well known for while incorporating a few entirely new dimensions.
“After surmounting the unbelievably challenging environment of 2020, we didn’t want to lose sight of upping the game on our menu. The team worked tirelessly to create exciting new items and improve existing ones to wow our guests when they return,” said Greene Turtle CEO and President Geo Concepcion.
The Greene Turtle leaned on their Maryland roots when creating some of their newest items such as the Old Bay® BBQ Ribs. The ribs are slow-smoked and grilled St. Louis style pork ribs basted with a smoky BBQ sauce and dusted with Maryland’s favorite seasoning, Old Bay®. They also added a 9-layer yellow cake with chocolate fudge that comes directly from the Chesapeake Bay’s Smith Island, giving a fresh and distinctive candy treat for guests.
The taco category has been expanded adding a trio of fresh flavorful tacos for guests to enjoy. The Shrimp Fiesta features blackened shrimp with a lime crema topping, the Spicy Baja Fish pairs Yuengling® battered cod with a spicy mayo sauce and also the Carne Asada pairs the yummy lime-basted steak with fresh pico de gallo. The carne asada can also be found in quesadilla form or a grain-based bowl which includes queso fresco cheese, avocado, and a lot of other fresh ingredients.
If guests are looking for something unique, look no farther than the Crabby Rinds. The Crabby Rinds place a Maryland twist on a traditional bar favorite adding Old Bay® with a Crab Dip add-on for its adventurous eater.
In addition guests can enjoy the following new items:
- Slamburgers — a trio of hand-packed beef sliders with american cheese, pickled red onions, ketchup, mustard and pickles
- Smokehouse Pork Nachos — smoked pork, Fat Tire® beer cheese, jalapenos, smoky BBQ sauce, pico de gallo and lime crema
- Hearty Chili — mild chili with beans, served with cheddar cheese, sour cream and scallions
- New cocktails such as the Lavender Cosmo, Boozy Cherry Limeade and PB&J Shot
The new menu was designed by the new innovation team, who incorporated feedback from workers and faithful guests to focus on simplifying the offerings.
“As we start to return to a more normal way of life I’m pumped to have an experience our guests will love,” Concepcion said. “We know lots of folks are looking forward to dining out at their favorite places again and we want them to have an incredible experience with us.”
More details on choices available at each Greene Turtle location can be found in https://thegreeneturtle.com/locations/.
About The Greene Turtle
Founded in 1976 at Ocean City, Maryland, The Greene Turtle has come to be the local community hangout for many ages, serving good food and beverages in a fun, casual setting assembled on the excitement and unity of sport. The brand’s high level of customer service, culinary menu and locally sourced beers make sure that The Greene Turtle stays near and dear to clients’ hearts. With a flair reflective of its Maryland origins, The Greene Turtle’s food is not your typical”sports bar” cuisine. The extensive menu includes bowls, tacos, crab cakes, desserts and more. For more information, please see https://thegreeneturtle.com.