Acclaimed Restauranteur Tony May Joins Bertucci's as Culinary Consultant

-Owner of New York City's San Domenico NY,

Mr. May To Bring Authentic Italian Direction,

Meal Enhancement and Product Development

to Bertucci's National Restaurant Group-



Apr 11, 2001, 01:00 ET from Bertucci's

    MAYNARD, Mass., April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Renown Italian restauranteur Tony
 May, owner of San Domenico NY, has joined Bertucci's as a consultant.  Mr. May
 brings nearly four decades of experience to Bertucci's 73 Italian casual
 dining restaurants from Washington DC to New England.
     "I am delighted to join the Bertucci's management team as a consultant,"
 explains Tony May.  "Bertucci's offers a casual dining experience with
 authentic Italian food.  I have visited many of the restaurants and I continue
 to be impressed with the consistent quality Italian food.  Bertucci's is
 unique in the extensive use of their signature brick ovens in almost all of
 their entrees."
     "It will be exciting to be able to assist in the further development of
 the Bertucci's menu -- adding new dishes while continuing to provide the
 finest authentic Italian cuisine available in a casual dining environment.  In
 addition, I plan to assist in furthering the development of Bertucci's
 restaurant managers' passion and understanding of Italy and its wonderful,
 nutritional cuisine."
     Tony May is world renown as the voice of Italian cuisine in America.  His
 premier restaurant, San Domenico NY is one of only 24 restaurants in the world
 to receive the first Insegna del Ristorante Italiano (1996) from the President
 of The Republic of Italy.  This award honored San Domenico, NY as one of the
 finest Italian restaurants outside of Italy.
     "Tony May is an ideal addition to Bertucci's executive team," explains
 Rick Barbrick, Executive Vice President of NE Restaurant Company, Inc. and
 President of Bertucci's.  "Bertucci's is dedicated to providing authentic
 Italian cuisine to our guests.  As our company continues to grow, Tony's vast
 knowledge, contacts and talent will serve to enhance the Bertucci's
 experience."
     "Tony will work closely with our Executive Chef Rosario Del Nero to
 develop new products and further develop the innovative Bertucci's concept -
 providing our guests with the best, authentic Italian cuisine available in a
 casual dining setting," concludes Mr. Barbrick.
     Founded in 1981, Bertucci's operates 73 casual dining restaurants in nine
 states and the District of Columbia.  The restaurants feature an authentic
 Italian atmosphere and specialize in brick oven pizza and entrees, authentic
 pasta dishes and salads.   For additional information and restaurant
 locations, visit www.bertuccis.com.
     For more information on Bertucci's and Mr. May please call Leary & Co.,
 Inc. Public Relations, 781-455-8784, ext. 28.
 
 

SOURCE Bertucci's
    MAYNARD, Mass., April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Renown Italian restauranteur Tony
 May, owner of San Domenico NY, has joined Bertucci's as a consultant.  Mr. May
 brings nearly four decades of experience to Bertucci's 73 Italian casual
 dining restaurants from Washington DC to New England.
     "I am delighted to join the Bertucci's management team as a consultant,"
 explains Tony May.  "Bertucci's offers a casual dining experience with
 authentic Italian food.  I have visited many of the restaurants and I continue
 to be impressed with the consistent quality Italian food.  Bertucci's is
 unique in the extensive use of their signature brick ovens in almost all of
 their entrees."
     "It will be exciting to be able to assist in the further development of
 the Bertucci's menu -- adding new dishes while continuing to provide the
 finest authentic Italian cuisine available in a casual dining environment.  In
 addition, I plan to assist in furthering the development of Bertucci's
 restaurant managers' passion and understanding of Italy and its wonderful,
 nutritional cuisine."
     Tony May is world renown as the voice of Italian cuisine in America.  His
 premier restaurant, San Domenico NY is one of only 24 restaurants in the world
 to receive the first Insegna del Ristorante Italiano (1996) from the President
 of The Republic of Italy.  This award honored San Domenico, NY as one of the
 finest Italian restaurants outside of Italy.
     "Tony May is an ideal addition to Bertucci's executive team," explains
 Rick Barbrick, Executive Vice President of NE Restaurant Company, Inc. and
 President of Bertucci's.  "Bertucci's is dedicated to providing authentic
 Italian cuisine to our guests.  As our company continues to grow, Tony's vast
 knowledge, contacts and talent will serve to enhance the Bertucci's
 experience."
     "Tony will work closely with our Executive Chef Rosario Del Nero to
 develop new products and further develop the innovative Bertucci's concept -
 providing our guests with the best, authentic Italian cuisine available in a
 casual dining setting," concludes Mr. Barbrick.
     Founded in 1981, Bertucci's operates 73 casual dining restaurants in nine
 states and the District of Columbia.  The restaurants feature an authentic
 Italian atmosphere and specialize in brick oven pizza and entrees, authentic
 pasta dishes and salads.   For additional information and restaurant
 locations, visit www.bertuccis.com.
     For more information on Bertucci's and Mr. May please call Leary & Co.,
 Inc. Public Relations, 781-455-8784, ext. 28.
 
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