Bel Air, MD—
Humagalas, set to open this March in the Bel Air South Parkway shopping center in the former DuClaw brewpub, will be a completely original new restaurant concept catering to the young at heart by offering a fun, fresh approach to serving up great “seed-to-plate” food, a modern, high-energy social atmosphere and a passion for connecting with the local community.
Upon entering the new restaurant, guests will be greeted by a large banner defining the unique name and concept: “Humagala (hoo-muh-gah-luh), noun: An adventurer – light on etiquette, heavy on delicious – in search of the perfect burger.” Humagalas guests can expect to enjoy gourmet burgers, artisan pizzas, regionally inspired appetizers, craft beers and homemade milkshakes, all prepared with fresh, healthy and locally sourced ingredients…plus a few unexpected surprises like a non-traditional dining experience to include a “build-your-own” dining option, very upbeat service and more.
“We want to create a culture that positively impacts the community, especially young people, by sharing our passion for great hospitality,” said Bob Frankis, who is co-owner with his brother Bill of the Bel Air based Frankis Restaurant Group. “Humagalas will be staffed by a talented and motivated team who share our passion for serving the freshest food and delivering exceptional guest experiences.”
The restaurant is actively hiring from the local workforce and will also be staffed in part by many of the employees who worked at DuClaw. The Frankis brothers are committed not only to providing local jobs to young people, but to also fostering a genuine relationship with the local community.
“We wanted to develop a brand that connects with and supports our community,” Bob Frankis added. “So in addition to working with local farmers as much as possible, we created ‘Helping Humagalas,’ an effort that invites employees and Humagalas guests to work together in various ways to support worthy causes locally and serve our neighbors and friends in times of need.”
“Real Food, Real Friends” is the restaurant’s slogan, targeting young, educated professionals with little time or desire to cook who are looking for a unique place nearby to socialize that’s not in a corporate or cookie-cutter/chain setting.