Community Connect with Janie Bordner Philip J. Romano

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Today On Community Connect with Janie Bordner Philip J. Romano is an investor, entrepreneur, artist and nationally-renowned restauranteur. Romano has been involved in the restaurant business for more than 50 years, creating over 25 concepts and receiving numerous honors. Romano is the only person in the restaurant industry that has created more than two national concepts – creating six to date: Fuddruckers, Romano’s Macaroni Grill, Spageddies, Cozymel’s, Rudy’s Country Store and BBQ and eatZi’s Market & Bakery.

Romano and his family established a charitable foundation, The Food Foundation, which
operates as Hunger Busters and has been in operation for 20 years. Hunger Busters provides food to the hungry and serves over 415,000 meals per year to schoolchildren in Dallas. He currently owns and operates eatZi’s Market & Bakery, Nick & Sam’s, Nick & Sam’s Grill,
and Coal Vines Pizza. Romano’s latest venture is Trinity Groves in Dallas. The first 15 acres are
a restaurant concept incubator that encourages entrepreneurs to start businesses and create jobs and tax revenue.