Our Story

When, Jamal Haddad decided to start a business in 2001, he imagined something more than an ordinary restaurant.  He wanted to capture the spirit of his childhood kitchen in Lebanon: buzzing with energy, bursting with fresh Mediterranean flavors, and filled with lots of love.

With that mission, beginning in 2001, the seed was planted for what is now Peño Grill.  We are proud to carry on the mission Jamal started, and to share his commitment to traditional recipes, served with a smile in a vibrant atmosphere, and filled with love.

The essence of tradition and flavor is something we know very well, so let us show you the many different flavors of Peño Grill.

Since the days of the first store, we have been known for fresh, flavorful food and great times. Now, each Peño Grill location carries on that original mission - and it just keeps getting better!  

What is Peño?

Learn From The Founder

Our Founder, Jamal Haddad, has been in the restaurant business for over 30+ years, owning over two dozen restaurants. He poured his experience and passion into creating this amazing company, Peño Mediterranean Grill.


Our Success at Peño is built on the foundation of our Core Values:

- World Class Customer Service
- Best Possible Products
- Fun and Inviting Environment


It is these Core Values which have allowed us to grow this one-of-a-kind restaurant concept, and to begin nationwide expansion. We don't just tout these three core values for show - we put them into practice every day. We truly use them as guiding principles for every decision we make in the company and in every restaurant.

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