The Cimmarusti Story
The Los Angeles, California based business started with an Italian Deli located in starry Hollywood 40 years ago. The company then became franchisees of Burger King and according to the Restaurant Monitor rankings, the Company rated as one of the top 100 largest restaurant franchisees in the country. Building on its success in quick service dining, the company branched out into casual dining to become one of the largest franchisees of Tony Roma’s Restaurants in Southern California. Last but not least, the company purchased the Original Roadhouse Grill chain, another casual dining concept.
The Cimmarusti brothers, Larry and Ralph, grew up in Los Angeles, graduated from Eagle Rock High and Glendale Community College. The brothers own 100% of the company and its related affiliates. "As you grow you don’t realize how big you are," said Larry. The Company now operates 11 Original Roadhouse Grill restaurants as well as owning several large real estate developments. "I still look at it as a mom and pop business."