The first Ground Round® was built in 1969, and provided a "neighborhood pub" experience where everyone, including couples and families, felt comfortable.
The restaurant had a limited menu with only 12 items featuring primarily burgers in a basket, snack food and pitchers of beer. The atmosphere was casual, relaxed and permissive.
As the original "no rules" place, the Ground Round® was a big success with customers. During the early 1980s, Ground Round ® evolved towards a fun, family-oriented environment. In the 1990s, everyone, including families, began to dine out more often. People expected quality food and service, and once again, the Ground Round® met this guest expectation by improving food quality, taste profiles, portion size, customer service and overall value.
Today, the Ground Round® menu offers a combination of variety, flavor profile and portion size that is unequaled in any other casual dining concept.
We continue to create a dining experience and level of service that surpasses customer expectations and provides a true value for our guests.