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May 07, 2013 at 10:36 AM EDT
Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery Expanding in Midwest
Famed Sports Bar Chain to Introduce 10 New Locations

TEMPE, Ariz., May 7, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kansas, Nebraska, and Missouri will soon enjoy the rousing tradition of Scottish, Irish and English pubs in their own backyard as the one-of-a-kind eatery with the sexy kilted servers unveils ambitious expansion plans.

Tilted Kilt Franchise Operating, LLC (TKFO, LLC) has partnered with KD KS-NE,LLC to establish the Celtic style "Best Looking Sports Pubs you've ever seen" in Kansas, Nebraska and Missouri. KD KS-NE, LLC signed a multiple store deal to develop Kilt sites in Kansas City, Omaha, St. Louis and other areas over the next five years. There are currently two locations in St. Charles, MO and Lincoln, NE. KD KS-NE, LLC is looking for quality franchisee partners to grow with.

"We are very excited to grow our current franchise partners and continue to expand the popular Tilted Kilt brand," said Mark Hanby, Vice President of Franchise Development, TKFO, LLC. "We have already worked with this group and we're extremely confident that an experienced and business savvy partner like KD KS-NE, LLC will succeed in expanding our footprint in tremendously appealing markets."

KD KS-NE, LLC is a hospitality group that combines a team of skilled executives, entrepreneurs and restaurateurs, including Managing Partner Paul DiBenedetto. DiBenedetto and his partners are Area Developers for a number of states and currently own three locations. DiBenedetto is responsible for overseeing Pub operations and management, with a seasoned and experience team behind him.

"These markets have been asking for multiple locations for a long time and we are excited to bring that to them," said DiBenedetto. "We are looking for quality franchisees to grow with and who want to be a part of one of the hottest growing chains in the country."

With more than 80 locations open across the US and Canada, the Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery features an appetizing menu serving up savory choices like its "Big Arse BurgersTM," "Danny Boy's Shepherd's Pie" and its "Maggie Mae Fish & Chips." There's also plenty of beer and perhaps its signature asset – the beautiful and alluring servers in sexy plaid kilts and matching bras.

For more information about franchising and Tilted Kilt, contact Paul DiBenedetto at or Rob Rynes at

About Tilted Kilt

Currently with 80 open units in the US and Canada and 20 in development, the Tilted Kilt is known as "The Best Looking Sports Pub You've Ever Seen." It is uniquely different than other sports bars because of its theme that combines Celtic décor, humorous and slightly bawdy limericks and sexy cast members with great food, drinks and a fun entertaining atmosphere. The original restaurant concept was developed in the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas in 2003. For more information, go to

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