The History of Cimmarusti Holdings, LLC.
The Los Angeles, California based business started 45 years ago with an Italian Deli located in starry Hollywood. The company grew and became Burger King franchisees, with Restaurant Monitor ultimately rating it 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, becoming one of the largest franchisees of Tony Roma’s Restaurants in Southern California. Most recently the company purchased the entire Original Roadhouse Grill chain, another casual dining concept.
The Cimmarusti brothers, Larry and Ralph, grew up in Los Angeles, graduating from Eagle Rock High School 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," says Larry. The Company now operates 10 Original Roadhouse Grill restaurants, in addition to owning several large real estate developments. "I still look at it as a mom and pop business," Larry says.
Building on our success in quick-service dining, we branched out into casual dining. We became one of the largest franchisees of Tony Roma’s restaurants in Southern California. We also purchased the Original Roadhouse Grill chain, a casual dining establishment which boasts delicious BBQ and in-house hand cut steaks. Today, we operate 8 Original Roadhouse Grill restaurants, and we own several large real estate developments.
The Business Today
Compared to what it was more than 40 years, the business looks very different now. We currently operate casual dining restaurants in two states, and we have also expanded into other related areas.
The skills we learned in building new restaurants allowed us to enter the real estate development industry. We now own approximately 15 properties throughout Western United States, which include office buildings and retail strip centers. Our conglomerate also has a construction company that is actively involved in restaurant and retail center development.