Go Roma Italian Kitchen to Open in Bolingbrook

Popular Restaurant Opening at Bolingbrook Promenade April 26th To Give First 126 Guests a FREE MEAL and Launch “Go Roma Vespa Give-Away”

 Raffle Will Be Held Every Hour to win a Year’s Worth of Free Pizza

BOLINGBROOK, IL. April 18, 2007- Forklift Brands is pleased to announce its newest restaurant Go Roma Italian Kitchen will open in Bolingbrook, Illinois at the Bolingbrook Promenade, 635 East Boughton Road on April 26th, 2007.

When Go Roma opens its doors at 11 a.m. the first lucky 126 Go Roma fans in line will receive a complimentary meal. All guests will have a chance to enter a raffle to win their pizza fix for a year with 52 complimentary Go Roma hand-stretched artisan pizza cards—one winner per hour will be announced for a total of eight winners opening day.

The Company also announced it will launch their “Go Roma Vespa Give-Away” in celebration of the newest Go Roma Bolingbrook location. One lucky winner will win a brand new Vespa scooter. The “Go Roma Vespa Give-Away” will be held at the new Bolingbrook Go Roma location beginning April 26th at 8:30 a.m. and all Go
Roma locations after 11 a.m. on April 26th with entry forms being taken until May 21st, and the winner will be announced May 23rd, 2007. There is no purchase necessary. Official rules are available at each Go Roma location.

With the opening of the new Bolingbrook Promenade location, and the chain’s eighth restaurant in three years, Go Roma Italian Kitchen is rapidly establishing itself as the dining destination for people who enjoy delicious, moderately priced, freshly-made Italian food designed for today’s busy and uncompromising guests.

“We are especially excited about this Go Roma location since the whole Promenade is really an exciting new place for the community,” said Yorgo Koutsogiorgas, president and co-founder of Go Roma. “We’re thrilled to introduce our neighbors to Go Roma in Bolingbrook.”

“We’re extremely pleased with the overwhelmingly positive response we’ve received from our guests at all our locations,” added Dave Wolfgram, co-founder of Go Roma. “The community has really embraced every aspect of Go Roma — the food, the setting, and the option for carry-out or catering. Because we’re extremely
accommodating and deliver everything quickly, our guests feel like they have control of their dining experience. Our goal is to set a new standard of excellence for delicious fast casual Italian dining.”

Whether grabbing lunch on the fly or sitting down for a casual family dinner, Go Roma Italian Kitchen provides a delicious and healthful alternative to fast food. Go Roma offers a wide range of fresh Italian dishes, including hearty homemade soups, hand-stretched thin-crust artisan pizzas, seasonal entrée salads, flatbread
sandwiches, tossed pasta, and a variety of homemade desserts. The chefs at Go Roma use only the freshest ingredients available and meals are served very quickly. All menu items are less than $9; a separate menu for children is available. And wine is served in splits so parties of two can each have one reasonably-priced,
generous glass of quality wine.

Go Roma Italian Kitchen was created by restaurant veterans David Wolfgram, Jeff Drake, Russell Bry and Yorgo Koutsogiorgas, who worked together for years at Chicago-based Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises. 

The men shared a passion for great Italian food, and committed themselves to providing delicious Italian food in a quick, casual setting to meet the needs and tastes of time-pressed, budget-minded, health-conscious food-lovers.

Reminiscent of stylish urban lofts (Linda, in an earlier email, Dave said he would delete “industrial” Go Roma Italian Kitchen restaurants are designed with clean lines, angular architecture, exposed pipes, modern lighting fixtures, customized lithographs and bold colors. Comfortable leather booths and flexible seating options are ideal for business lunches, working professionals and families with small children.

Go Roma Italian Kitchen opened its first Chicagoland restaurant in 2004 in Warrenville, Illinois. Since then the restaurant chain has grown quickly, with eight locations in Illinois: Northbrook, Deer Park, Lincolnshire, Oakbrook, Warrenville and Bolingbrook, and the Gold Coast on Chestnut and State Streets – plus a location in
Merrillville, Indiana. With a strong and experienced management team at the helm, a dynamic hospitality concept and consistently high ratings from guests, Go Roma Italian Kitchen is poised to expand rapidly and strategically. The company plans to double its size in 2007 and add 10 company-owned restaurants annually beginning in 2008.

Go Roma Italian Kitchen is located in the Bolingbrook Promenade, 635 East Boughton Road, Bolingbrook, Illinois, 60440. The restaurant will be open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. and Sunday from 12 noon – 8 p.m. The General Manager is Mike Rood, and the restaurant can be reached by calling 630-739-2660, and their fax number is: 630-739-2663. Go Roma can be visited on the Web at www.goroma.net.

About Forklift Brands

Forklift Brands is the parent company of three dynamic concepts in California, the Midwest and Texas: Boudin Bakery, Go Roma Italian Kitchen and Austin’s Park. Boudin Bakery is the creator of San Francisco’s Original Sourdough French Bread. The Boudin family of restaurants includes Boudin at the Wharf in San Francisco,
Boudin Bakeries & Cafes throughout Northern and Southern California, and its newest fast casual restaurant, Boudin SF. Go Roma Italian Kitchen, with eight locations in Illinois and Indiana, is a rapidly-expanding fast casual Italian restaurant company. Austin’s Park is located in Austin, Texas and combines the fun of an
amusement park with an all-you-can-eat pizza buffet. Forklift Brands is headquartered in San Francisco.