Industry News | March 12, 2008

Mama Fu's Asian House Sold

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Raving Brands announced today that it has sold its Mama Fu’s Asian House brand in the United States and Mexico for an undisclosed amount to Austin, Texas-based Murphy Adams Restaurant Group, currently Mama Fu's largest franchisee.

There are 17 Mama Fu’s restaurants in the United States. Five are owned by Murphy Adams, who also have a sixth restaurant in development. Randy Murphy, President & CEO of Murphy Adams, said, “We have seen the potential of Mama Fu’s first hand and look forward to building on the existing brand equity and creating a successful franchise system in the United States and Mexico to replicate our success.”

In support of its growth plans for the Mama Fu's brand, Murphy Adams added industry executive Stephen MacManus as COO. MacManus brings significant domestic and international multi-unit restaurant franchise experience to Murphy Adams having served as COO of Johnny Carino’s Italian Restaurants (Fired Up, Inc.), growing the chain from five restaurants to over 120 locations. Prior to Johnny Carino’s MacManus held corporate and franchise operations director positions within Brinker International which included the franchise growth of Chili’s Grill and Bar and Spageddies Italian Kitchen in Australia and the Pacific Rim.