Friends American Grill Knows the Secrets to Expansion

by Margarette Burnette on May 1, 2015 | posted in Small Business - NerdWallet If you own a single restaurant and are thinking about opening a second one, make sure you take the time to build your first location into a success. That’s the advice from Ray Stanjevich, co-owner of Friends American Grill in Dacula, Georgia.  He and co-founder […]

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Friends American Grill is a Finalist for Impact Business Awards

We are excited to be a finalist for the Impact Regional Business Award! Check us out among the finalists!

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Friends American Grill Named April, 2015 Small Business of the Month

Friends American Grill, members of the Gwinnett County Chamber of Commerce since 2013, is a neighborhood grill and bar with 5 locations. It was founded in 2010 by Suzanne Cartwright and Ray Stanjevich. Gwinnett County is represented in Dacula, Suwanee and Buford, with additional restaurants in Dawsonville and Winder. Plans are also under way to […]

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Friends American Grill opening new restaurant at The Gateway at University Parkway

Bethlehem location expected to open later this year By Curt Yeomans curt.yeomans@gwinnettdailypost.com As of Friday, March 13, 2015 © Copyright 2015 Gwinnett Daily Post The Exchange at University Parkway announced Wednesday that the restaurant chain is expected to open a new location at the Bethlehem shopping center later this year. (File Photo) Brian Ahlstrom, right, […]

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Suwanee Magazine Restaurant Spotlight: Friends American Grill

Friends American Grill serves up food and fun in the neighborhood BY: Tana Christian Suggs As the old song says…“you gotta have friends,” and I’m not talking about the mega-hit television show featuring the cast of six twenty-somethings who were always there for each other. I’m talking about the local, fun-filled, neighborhood grill and bar […]

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Take Me Out to the Ball Game, In Gwinnett!

How cool is it that we have a minor league baseball team right here in Gwinnett County?! The Gwinnett Braves, the Triple-A affiliate of the Atlanta Braves, takes home field advantage at Coolray Field in Lawrenceville. This stadium is one of the many attractions located in our community, and if you have been to a […]

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Friends restaurant continues growth with store at Coolray Field

LAWRENCEVILLE — Originally posted on Gwinnett Daily Post. When players get called up to play for the Gwinnett Braves at Coolray Field, they know they’ve made major progress. Ray Stanjevich and Suzanne Cartwright feel the same way about their restaurant. Like a rising prospect in the Braves organization, the owners of Friends American Grill are […]

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Friends American Grill Coming to Buford, Winder

Friends American Grill, a neighborhood grill and bar with locations in Dacula, Suwanee and Dawsonville, has announced the opening of two new locations.  Plans are under way to open Friends Buford Grill in January 2014 and Friends Winder Grill in the 2nd quarter of 2014. Friends Buford Grill will be located at 33 Buford Village […]

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Best of Gwinnett 2013: Gwinnett at Play

You work 40 hours (or more) every week. You deserve a little rest and relaxation. Lucky for you, Gwinnett County has a wealth of opportunities for enjoying the good life. Whether it’s catching a concert at a local venue, date night at the movie theater, a round of golf with your buddies or stopping for […]

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