Colts legends headed to Glen Burnie for Gino's grand opening

  • Gino Marchetti holds an autographed photo. There was a long line outside the Gino's in Towson last October waiting to meet and get autographs from the restaurant's namesake, Gino Marchetti, legendary defensive end for the Baltimore Colts. Other former Colts players were are on hand for the session.
Gino Marchetti holds an autographed photo. There was a long… (Baltimore Sun Photo/Amy…)
October 17, 2012|by Richard Gorelick | The Baltimore Sun

The new Gino's Burgers & Chicken in Glen Burnie will have its official ribbon-cutting on Thursday, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Gino Marchetti himself is expected to attend, along with other Baltimore Colts legends Stan White, Tom Matte, Art Donovan and Lenny Moore.

The Glen Burnie Gino’s Burgers & Chicken  is located in the same building used by Gino’s in the 1950s.  The location, 7958 Ritchie Highway, is the first in Anne Arundel County for the revived franchise.

Established under the name Gino's in 1959 and named for its co-founder, Baltimore Colt Hall of Fame defensive end Gino Marchetti, the restaurant franchise moved its headquarters to King of Prussia, Pa., before being purchased by the Marriott Corp.

The last of the original Gino's closed in 1991. The chain was revived by a group of former Gino's executives as Gino's Burgers & Chicken. The first store opened in November 2010 in King of Prussia.  The first Maryland location for the rebooted franchise opened in August 2011 in Towson.  A Bel Air store followed, and plans were announced in August for three Harford County locations.

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