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Rocky Top Hospitality Celebrates 2012 Olympics with Beers and Burgers from Around the World

Locally-Owned Rocky Top Hospitality Restaurants Go Global in Honor of the London Games.

Raleigh, NC, August 01, 2012 --( Dean Ogan, owner of Rocky Top Hospitality (, has announced that its restaurants will feature beers and burgers from around the world in honor of the 2012 Olympic Games. Home to a bevy of North Carolina-based brews, the restaurants will replace their local beer selections with globally-inspired taps. In addition, all participating restaurants will serve specially-crafted burgers, giving diners a culinary trip around the world. To celebrate the United States, restaurants will serve a $12 all-American 5-ounce burger, topped with a grilled Ball Park Frank hot dog, bacon, cheddar cheese, fried onion rings and barbeque. For fans of French cuisine, restaurants will serve a $14 10-ounce burger topped with St. Andre Tripel Crème, grilled portobello mushrooms, red onions and a red wine reduction. In honor of China, restaurants will serve a $13 10-ounce burger with cheese curds, french fries, chopped bacon and gravy. For Italy, restaurants will serve a $13 5-ounce burger with fresh mozzarella, fried basil, sopressata and a balsamic reduction. On behalf of South America, restaurants will serve a $13 5-ounce burger topped with Manchego cheese, chorizo sausage, roasted red peppers and chimichurri.

“The Olympic season brings together people of all tastes and cultures to celebrate the athletic talent of our favorite countries, and we wanted to do something special to commemorate such an exciting event for our customers while they enjoy watching the 2012 games,” said Ogan. “We are excited to feature beers from all over the globe for our customers to try, and are happy to preview some of our culturally inspired burgers during this time.”

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About Rocky Top Hospitality:
Rocky Top Hospitality restaurants have consistently rated among the Triangle’s most popular local dining choices since its first restaurant opened in 1998. Six different restaurant concepts operate under the Rocky Top Hospitality name: The Twisted Fork Grill, Market & Bar, Draft Carolina Burgers & Beers, The Mash House Brewery & Chophouse, Tribeca Tavern with two locations in Cary and Raleigh, Rockwell’s American Grill & Bar, and Rocky Top Catering & Events, a thriving events facility and catering business. All Rocky Top restaurant menus provide items not found anywhere else, and focus on using local North Carolina beef, seafood, poultry, pork, dairy and organic produce. Pastas and desserts are made daily, in house by the chefs and never come out of a box. Rocky Top beef and pork have had no growth hormones, additives, antibiotics or chemical feed. Owner Dean Ogan is known for actively giving back to the community and was named the 2011 Restaurateur of the Year by the North Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association (NCRLA). For more information, visit

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