NFL'S Winningest Coach to Open Shula's 347 Grill in St Louis

Famed Coach Don Shula partners with the Roberts Family

Aug 31, 2010, 08:30 ET from Shula Steak Houses, LP

ST LOUIS, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- NFL Hall of Fame coach Don Shula will open his newest restaurant, Shula's 347 Grill, in St Louis at the Roberts Tower, a new high end condominium development adjacent to the Roberts Mayfair Hotel. The restaurant is expected to open in late Oct. or early Nov.

"We are excited to bring the Shula brand to St Louis,"  says Michael V. Roberts, Sr., Roberts Companies Chairman.

"We are both family owned companies which makes this partnership a great fit."

Named in honor of Don Shula's 347 career victories, Shula's 347 Grill follows a long line of successful restaurants founded on the tradition of Shula's Steak Houses. Shula's 347 features gourmet salads, fresh specialty fish, burgers and sandwiches; and serves the best beef money can buy, The SHULA CUT® steaks. The atmosphere of the restaurant is casual, hip, and full of energy, characterized by a high-impact bar, dark wood, and multiple high-end flat panel screened televisions.  

"St Louis is the perfect choice for our next location," said Dave Shula, President of Shula Steak Houses. "There is a rich tradition in sports and some of the best fans in the country."

The St Louis restaurant marks the eleventh Shula's 347 Grill in the portfolio of 31 restaurants across four brands.  Shula's 347 Grill is located at 411 North 8th Street.  Situated on the Old Post Office Plaza, the restaurant is steps from the convention center, Edward Jones Dome, Busch Stadium, shopping, casinos, and the nightlife of the Washington Avenue strip.

Michael V. Roberts, Sr. and Steven C. Roberts are ranked among the nation's top entrepreneurs, and over the past 20 years their professionalism and business acumen has established the Roberts Companies as widely respected property and hotel developers. Continuing this tradition, Roberts Tower is downtown St. Louis' newest and most luxurious condominium development. The first new residential property construction on the downtown landscape in 50 years, the state of the art Roberts Tower is attached to the historic  Roberts Mayfair Hotel, and offers 55 units, including 1, 2, and 3 bedroom condos and two split level penthouses. Ballroom and meeting space can comfortably accommodate up to 800 in event space outfitted with all modern amenities, yet keeping with historic architectural charm.

"Together, the Mayfair and the Tower provide residents fashionable urban living with all the services and amenities of a full service hotel.  Shula's first class restaurant experience is in perfect harmony with our first class modern structure," said company President Steven Roberts.  

For more information on Roberts Companies and the Roberts Tower, visit http://www.therobertscompanies.com or www.robertstower.com.

SOURCE Shula Steak Houses, LP



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