News & Awards
Lisa Allen, 2021 Outstanding Women in Business recipient - February 11, 2021
BEDFORD — Lisa Allen is the Chief Administrative Officer of Great NH Restaurants
Within six months, Lisa Allen progressed from food server to bartender and then assistant manager of T-BONES restaurant in Bedford. Upon graduating from UNH Manchester, she wrote a five-page letter to Great NH Restaurants CEO Tom Boucher about her observations and ideas to grow the business.
That’s how Lisa was offered a starting position in the home office for two hours per week in neighborhood marketing. Within one year, she had earned herself a full-time office position, handling payroll, marketing and assisting the company’s accountant.
These events occurred more than 20 years ago, but they’re illustrative of Lisa’s personal investment in every aspect of the Great NH Restaurants organization, where she now oversees all administrative operations (for up to 600 employees at one time), and has been an owner and member of the executive team for a decade.
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Bedford Living - Eat and drink your hearts out - October 2020
BEDFORD — Let’s dig in and see what’s cooking in NH! Our neighbors’ restaurants need our support, and we need to eat. It’s a win-win. We hope you enjoy learning about their businesses and what they love to eat. Read Full Article
RestaurantNews.com - T-BONES Opens 6th Location in Concord, NH - September 2020
CONCORD — Tom Boucher of Great NH Restaurants, owner and CEO of T-BONES, CJ’s, Cactus Jack’s, and Copper Door is pleased to announce the opening of T-BONES Concord in mid-September. Located at 404 South Main Street, off exit 12S on I-93 North, this will be the company’s sixth T-BONES Great American Eatery. The occupancy of the restaurant is 307 people; including over 250 seats in the dining room and bar, a private dining room, and outdoor dining terrace. Location and visibility on the highly traveled I-93 was a crucial part of the decision to move forward with the Concord T-BONES project. Read Full Article
The Union Leader - T-BONES’ first custom-built location coming to Concord - November 2019
CONCORD — After 35 years in business and multiple locations, T-Bones Great American Eatery will open its first custom-built restaurant early next year. T-BONES’ parent company, Great New Hampshire Restaurants, is also gearing up to open a new sports bar concept called Bull & Bear at the former Shorty’s in Bedford in the near future. Read Full Article
The Nashua Telegraph - Company now offering paper straws - July 2019
BEDFORD — Recently, Great NH Restaurants stopped automatically handing out plastic straws and providing them only when guests ask. Searching for a better solution, Bob Sullivan, director of purchasing for Great NH Restaurants, found a paper straw that was a cut above the rest on the market, most of which don’t perform well. Read Full Article
Union Leader - New Concord hotel will feature T-BONES as a neighbor - June 2019CONCORD — A new 85-room Tru by Hilton hotel will open in the spring and feature the state’s largest T-BONES restaurant.
Great New Hampshire Restaurants said it would open its sixth T-Bones restaurant alongside the Tru hotel. The eatery will be the chain’s largest at 9,900 square feet. It will feature 275 seats and a 35-seat patio.
CEO Tom Boucher said the restaurant will create more than 100 new jobs at the Concord restaurant, slated to open in the winter of 2020. Read Full Article
Union Leader - NH Voices - January 2019NH Voices - Tom Boucher: NH Restaurants Pay It Forward
As 2018 winds down many of us will look back on the year and think about all that has occurred in our own lives, our communities, our country, and our world. With regular emphasis on what’s wrong, and in hopes that you will also be focusing on the good, I thought I’d take this opportunity to focus on what’s good and share what some of New Hampshire’s restaurants have done.
Did you know that 94 percent of restaurants make charitable contributions? Whether to assist with a crisis, boost a community project or start a charitable program of their own (more on this in a bit), America’s restaurants are there to help by contributing food, donating their time, and writing checks. The charitable giving of America’s restaurants adds up to a staggering $3 billion a year. Read Full Article
NH Magazine - Pets Are People Too - February 2017Tails on The Terrace: Bedford T-BONES' Dog Friendly Restaurant Menu
Treat your four-legged best friend to a special meal at T-BONES of Bedford. Our Tails on the Terrace menu lets your puppy take a break from all that kibble and enjoy a restaurant-quality meal specially-made for dogs. Pet-friendly dishes are named after staff pooches, whose pictures grace the back of the special dog menu. The Moe Bowl, which includes ground beef and whole-grain rotini, is named for a smiling, pink-tongued bulldog. "Moe eats anything," the description reads. "Maybe your dog does too?"
We know it's hard to find dog-friendly restaurants in New Hampshire and we welcome you and your pet to dine on the terrace at T-BONES of Bedford. The terrace is an outdoor dining area of the restaurant, availability subject to New Hampshire's seasons and weather conditions.
New Hampshire Homes - April 2015T-BONES: Cooking the Perfect Steak
T-Bones A Great American Eatery is a Laconia restaurant with a focus on great steak. Known for its unique dishes, inviting atmosphere, and authentic service, the eatery has a 7-year history of making award-winning food. Ranging from burgers and steaks to sandwiches and good ol' country cookin', T-Bones has something for everyone! Read Full Article
Trav PR - May 2014National Restaurant Association Honors New Hampshire Restauranteur
Tom Boucher, owner and CEO of Great NH Restaurants was honored at the National Restaurant Association Public Affairs conference in Washington DC on May 6th, 2014. Boucher was awarded with the 2013 America's Restaurant Advocates Advocacy Leadership Award for Independent Restaurants. Read Full Article
Bedford Patch - May 2014Copper Door Restaurant Features Live Music on Thursdays
Every Thursday now through August 28th, the Copper Door Restaurant in Bedford, NH will host free live musical performances, from 8pm-11pm. Read Full Article
PRLog - May 2014It's The Big 3oh! NH Restaurant Group Celebrates 30 Year Milestone
American Eatery opened in Salem, NH. In 2014, the locally owned New Hampshire restaurant group known as Great NH Restaurants celebrates their 30 year milestone with a generous 30 week celebration as a thank you to their loyal guests. Thousands of New Hampshirites have been ordering their favorite. Read Full Article
Bedford NH Town - March 2014Chef Nicole Represents New Hampshire At New England Food Show
Chef Nicole Barreira, from the Great NH Restaurants will represent the NHLRA (NH Lodging & Restaurant Association) and the state of New Hampshire during the annual New England Food Show. The show is the region's largest trade show for retailers, restaurants, chefs and food industry professionals and will be held in Boston. Read Full Article
Bedford Patch - March 2014Bedford's Growing Town Needs a Substation
It's no secret our town of Bedford, New Hampshire has enjoyed terrific quality growth in housing, schools, business and services over the past 20 years. It's why Bedford continues to be one of the most highly sought after communities to live and create business due to its fine quality of life. Read Full Article
The Nashua Telegraph - January 2014Chef Nicole Barreira Wants NH Families to Share Kitchen Family Time
Grass doesn't grow under the feet of Nicole Barreira. As corporate chef for Great NH restaurants T-BONES, Cactus Jack's and The Copper Door, Barreira is creating new dishes in the test kitchens. As marketing manager, she is meeting with the executives and the menu team, tweaking seasonal menus and aligning concepts for the disparate restaurants, and creating her "In The Pink" healthy choices section. Read Full Article
Yankee Magazine - December 2013Science Starts In The Kitchen With Chef Nicole at SEE Science Center
The exhibit, donated by Great NH Restaurants, was created by their own Corporate Chef, Nicole Barreira, known for her dedication to healthy food and getting children involved in meal preparation at an early age. The exhibit features a "kid-sized" kitchen display, where children can get familiar with the in's and out's of a real kitchen, and how much fun it is to be involved in the planning and preparation of meals. Read Full Article
Salvation Army - December 2013Laconia Turkey Plunge
With your help we were able to raise $2,960 to benefit the Laconia Salvation Army. The fundraiser ran from Nov.10th - Nov.17th. Read Full Article