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National Chain Taking Over Houlihan’s Restaurant in Brick

Houlihan's, Brick, N.J. (Credit: Google Maps)

Houlihan’s, Brick, N.J. (Credit: Google Maps)

Houlihan’s, a Kansas-based American casual pub, will keep its Brick location open following the company’s bankruptcy.

Brick’s location is one of 44 restaurants across the country that will remain open and under the control of Landry’s, a national restaurant ownership group that is most famous for its namesake chain, Chart House restaurants, Morton’s Steakhouse and the Golden Nugget Casino in Atlantic City.

The township council authorized a transfer of the restaurant’s liquor license this week from HRI, the holding company for Houlihan’s that filed for bankruptcy protection late last year, and Landry’s, which was the high bidder for the company’s assets.

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Landry’s agreed to pay $40 million for HRI, which owed $47 million in outstanding debt. Customers should not notice any significant changes at the restaurant, at least for now.

“We expect the process to be seamless for our guests, team members and vendors and look forward to continuing to provide our guests with the same great experience they expect when they dine with us,” said Mike Archer, chief executive officer of HRI.

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