Home to many happy memories, this year Sports Grill celebrated 35 years in serving the community at its 305 & 941 locations.

On March 17, 1987 the luck of the Irish shown on the founders of Sports Grill as it  opened its establishment at its original home on Sunset & 100 Avenue, and in the years since has grown to South Miami, Kendall, Miami Lakes, Bird Road, Pembroke Pines, the Palmetto Golf Course and opened its eighth location at West Bird Plaza in Doral this year.  

Sports Grill is an award-winning restaurant recognized for its finger-licking food and family-friendly atmosphere.  In a city that cherishes longevity and tradition, for its 35 years Sports Grill has been celebrating with good food, good drinks and good friends.  It has been a place for little league parties, nail-biting championship games, and one too many happy hours, (you know who you are!).

Michael Anderson, Pablo Marques, Christine Marques, Lori Haas and Eric Haas

 “Thirty-five years ago we never thought we would be in the restaurant business for 35 years, we just wanted to create a place where families would go to eat after their kids played soccer,” said Eric Haas, founder of Sports Grill Restaurants. “We will always be a staple for Miamians; if you grew up in Miami, you know Sports Grill. The world has changed so much in the past 35 years, it’s nice to give the community something stable.”

In the spirit of growth and endurance, Sports Grill has proven itself to be a dedicated community partner.  It has developed a great annual fund-raising event for the Make a Wish Foundation. Hundreds of people turned out for the neighborhood block party outside of Sports Grill South Miami to raise money for children battling illnesses. Wings for Wishes is a unique South Florida fundraising event combining the love of delicious chicken wings with the desire to grant children’s wishes through Make-A-Wish Southern Florida.  Since its inception fourteen years ago it has raised some $1.5m.  As noted by Brian Exelbert, Co-Founder of Wings For Wishes, “Raising money for an amazing cause is always rewarding, but doing it in an unique way by bringing local businesses, politicians and law enforcement together is rewarding and enduring.”


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