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Brinker International awards RCC Associates

DEERFIELD BEACH, FL—NOVEMBER, 2009— Brinker International Inc., with over 1,700 restaurants in 27 countries and two territories, has selected South Florida general contractor, RCC Associates, Inc. (www.rccassociates.com), as one of just eight honorees for the company’s annual Hospitality Award for Partner Excellence (HAPE) award for 2009.

Known for its restaurant brands, Chili’s Grill & Bar, Romano’s Macaroni Grill, Maggiano’s Little Italy and On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina, Brinker International annually recognizes excellence in performance among its many vendors and contractors.

RCC Associates, which continues to build upon its reputation as one of the nation’s most-sought-after high-end restaurant contractors with more than 250 restaurant projects to date in 25 states, has been the contractor of choice for Brinker’s Maggiano’s Little Italy brand for the last four years.

“They are one of the only general contractors that seems to consistently be able to handle a Maggiano’s project,” said Ryan Hatfield, Brinker’s Director of Construction for Maggiano’s Little Italy, On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina and Romano’s Macaroni Grill. “They have built both remodels and new sites for us- both ground-ups and in-lines.  The consistently raise the bar for how a general contractor should manage a project.”

Hatfield, who joined with Brinker team officials, Jeff Smith, VP Restaurant Development and Rick McCaffery, VP Design, in an awards ceremony at RCC Associates’ Deerfield Beach, Florida headquarters, cited Maggiano’s recently completed restaurant project in Cherry Hill, New Jersey as an example of RCC’s outstanding performance.

Hatfield said RCC had to take over $500,000 in additional work that was originally part of the developer’s responsibility at the Cherry Hill location, and still managed to meet the original contract date while keeping the change order percentage under 3% (Maggiano’s typically runs in the 8% to 10% range for change orders).

RCC over the past five years has built Maggiano’s locations in Cincinnati, Jacksonville, Beachwood (Ohio), Orlando, Hackensack and Cherry Hill. Work for Maggiano’s also included remodels. The company has also built three locations for Chili’s Bar & Grill.

In addition for its work for Brinker International some of RCC’s more prominent restaurant assignments include 50 locations for The Cheesecake Factory and Grand Lux Cafe, Bravo, Manny’s Steakhouse, Capital Grille, Maggiano’s, Martini Park, Emeril’s on Miami Beach, Benihana, Brimstone Woodfire Grill, The Clubhouse, Fogo de Chao, Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville, Kona Grill, Stir Crazy, Starbucks, Cafe L’Europe, Uncle Julio’s, Morton’s, ZED 451 and Carpaccio’s.

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Retail General Contractor, Restaurant Contractor and Florida Construction


For over 40 years, RCC Associates has been a leader in upscale restaurant and retail tenant build out segment of the general contracting industry.  “Known by the companies that keep us”, RCC’s list of prominent clients in the restaurant and retail arena nationwide speaks to its success in delivering the very best quality, service and on-time performance to its esteemed clientele.  In such prime South Florida locations as Bal Harbour Shops, Worth Avenue, Aventura, Gardens Mall, Sawgrass Mills, Galleria, Merrick Park, Dolphin, Dadeland, and Miami International Malls and major malls across the country, RCC has made its mark.  


In addition to major national restaurants brands such as The Cheesecake Factory, Del Frisco’s, PF Chang’s, Cooper’s Hawk, Yard House, BJ’s Brewhouse, Cheddar’s Casual Café, Brio Tuscan Grille and many more, RCC Associates has built a reputation for itself with distinguished European clientele such as Versace, Fendi, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Christian Dior, Chanel, Hermes and many national retail brands such as Victoria’s Secret, Ann Taylor, Sephora, H&M, Sur La Table, Henri Bendel, Ulta, DKNY and Ron Jon Surf Shop to name a few.


RCC has built for many prominent financial institutions such as Wells Fargo, Bank United and Credit Agricole.  Additionally, many historic South Beach hotels such as The Raleigh, Redbury, The Astor, The Edison, The Bentley and the National Hotel Penthouse have sought out the expertise of RCC Associates to complete their challenging historic art deco remodels, based on our exceptional management experience. 

Whether you are looking for a Restaurant Contractor, Retail Contractor, Hotel Contractor, or General Contractor for Commercial Projects, you have come to the right place.  Let RCC make your project a success!



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