Rocky Top Hospitality Taps MMI Associates, Inc.

Raleigh, NC, December 21, 2007 --( Patty Briguglio, president of MMI Associates, Inc., ( a Raleigh-based full-service public relations firm, has announced that the firm has been named the agency of record for Rocky Top Hospitality, which operates seven restaurants as well as catering services in the Raleigh area. MMI Associates, Inc. will assist Rocky Top in developing and implementing a public relations campaign, including media relations, strategic planning, community relations and special event services.

“We are honored to have been selected by Rocky Top Hospitality,” said Patty Briguglio. “We look forward to collaborating with Rocky Top to enhance their public relations strategies.”

About MMI Associates, Inc.:
MMI Associates, Inc. is a full-service marketing and public relations firm offering a wide range of services to help clients achieve measurable results in brand awareness, name recognition, market penetration and crisis management. Established in 1994 in Phoenix, Arizona, this award-winning firm was named one of the top 10 public relations firms in the state. In North Carolina, the Triangle Business Journal’s Book of Lists has recognized MMI as one of the top five public relations firms in the Triangle. The firm has received numerous awards for its work and most recently was awarded the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce’s 2007 Pinnacle Award for Steady Growth and Profitability, and was named a Best Place to Work by the Triangle Business Journal. For more information, please call 919-233-6600 or visit the Web site at

About Rocky Top Hospitality:
Rocky Top Hospitality has been devoted to improving Raleigh, North Carolina’s local dining scene since 1998, when their first restaurant opened. Michael Dean’s Wood Oven and Seafood Grill was the culmination of years of planning by Dean Ogan. Six other restaurants have now opened under the Rocky Top Hospitality name. New restaurants are always built from the menu-out, so the emphasis is always on the food and how to create an experience you can’t find anywhere else. For more information visit their Web site at

Patty Briguglio
MMI Associates, Inc.
PR Firms Raleigh, NC

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