Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Italian chain may disrupt plans for Nick's.

Byline: Dining Tips & Tabs By Charlotte Balcomb Lane OF THE JOURNAL

Nick's Mediterranean Grill & Bar may not be Nick's after all. The restaurant at 5001 San Mateo NE may become a Johnny Carino's Country Italian restaurant. Johnny Carino's is a national chain based in Austin, Texas, with locations in Idaho, Oklahoma, Colorado and the Middle East. According to a report on the Internet, the parent company, Fired Up Inc., plans to open 108 of the restaurants worldwide.

Nick's was going to be the second Albuquerque restaurant of Nick Kapnison, who purchased the building that formerly housed Grady's American Grill. He also owns Yanni's Mediterranean Bar & Grill in Nob Hill. …

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