Iron Chef Jose Garces Grand Opens Amada Radnor This Weekend in Wayne

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WAYNE, PA — James Beard Award Winning Iron Chef Jose Garces expands one of his most beloved restaurant concepts to the Philadelphia suburbs with the unveiling of Amada Radnor. Starting today, March 17th, Amada will open a new outpost on the Main Line, at 555 E. Lancaster Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087.

“Amada is near and dear to my heart,” said Garces. “It was the very first restaurant I opened when I went out on my own in 2005. It will be a great addition to the exciting and rapidly growing Main Line dining scene. We have so many Garces fans from over the years come join us in Old City, and now we are bringing the concept right to them in their own backyards.”

He added, “We are thrilled to expand our relationship with the Main Line. We started off last year with fast casual, with Buena Onda, and are now moving into something more elevated with the opening of the Radnor outpost of Amada, one of my flagship restaurants. The reception we have gotten has been amazing. We can’t wait to meet even more foodies and get even more involved in our new community as we open our doors this week. We’ve created a gorgeous space that carries the best of the Amada Philadelphia experience through to the Main Line; I’m particularly excited about our two patio spaces and our beautiful white marble bar top.”

He continued, “Our team has been working diligently to fine tune the menu offerings to best take advantage of our new Mibrasa ovens, which allows us to include exciting wood-fired fare in addition to our traditional Spanish tapas offerings. This is, what feels like, a natural evolution for Amada. We’ve worked really hard to capture the essence of what makes Amada Old City so special while also looking forward to the opportunity to present new and exciting offerings to our guests in the Philadelphia suburbs.”

Amada Radnor comes hot on the heels of a banner year for Garces, who has opened Amada Radnor, Garces Trading Company at Kimmel, Garces Trading Company at Cira Centre, Buena Onda Radnor, Buena Onda Rittenhouse, Buena Onda Wells Fargo Center, Buena Onda at the Concourse at Comcast Center and Garces Eats at Wells Fargo Center all within the last twelve months.

“Five years ago, we created this strategic partnership with Chef Jose Garces and couldn’t be more pleased by the ways our talents and resources have aligned,” said Ballard Brands & Ideation Hospitality Owner Steven Ballard. “Within the last year, Ballard Brands and Ideation Hospitality provided the launch pad for national franchise chain, Buena Onda in addition to opening four new locations. Together, we also brought back storied brand, Garces Trading Company and opened two new locations. Now, we are opening the third location of Chef Garces’ flagship brand, Amada, on the Main Line. We’re excited to watch this beloved fine dining concept continue to expand nationally.”

Ballard Brands & Ideation Hospitality Owner Scott Ballard said, “Through Amada, Chef blends rich traditions and recipes coupled with a chic rustic vibe to create a unique award-winning experience. Amada at Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City was recently named, “25 Best Casino Restaurants Across the United States” by Tasting Table. The Amada brand has proven to be a solution for casinos and resorts looking for a creative and in-demand concept to offer on property.”

“The continued growth of Garces concepts with the support of Ideation Hospitality and Ballard Brands has been incredible,” said Ballard Brands & Ideation Hospitality Owner Paul Ballard. “Our business collaboration highlights each partners’ strengths, creating a best-in-class hospitality group that has national reach and awareness. From fine dining to fast casual and franchised concepts, we continue to innovate and expand upon our portfolio of brands. It’s a thrilling time for us.”

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