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TAPS Fish House & Brewery is opening two new restaurants in north Orange County. TAPS Brewery + Kitchen in Yorba Linda and TAPS Great American Brewery in Anaheim Hills will both open this summer, said Joe Manzella, founder and proprietor of Manzella Restaurant Group, which also operates The Catch in Anaheim.

Both new TAPS concepts are a departure from the brand’s three dinner houses in Brea, Corona and Irvine, as well as TAPS Brewery & Barrel Room in Tustin, which opened in July 2018 with a full-scale production brewery, tasting room, patio, and dedicated food truck.

In addition to TAPS Brewery + Kitchen and TAPS Great American Brewery, the popular restaurant group is scheduled to open its first restaurant later this year at John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana.

Spearheading TAPS’ expansion and running the operations is longtime industry expert Randy Teffeteller, who assumed the position of CEO of the Manzella Restaurant Group in 2019. Teffeteller initially served as an advisor to Manzella to assist with potential acquisitions and expansion financing. His impressive 30-year track record includes serving as CEO and Managing Partner of Hospitality Management Group and West Coast Ventures & Resources.

Manzella envisions brand expansion of TAPS beers through tasting rooms rather than distribution and retail and the two new locations reflect that strategy. Here’s a closer look at the three TAPS restaurants opening in 2020:

TAPS BREWERY + KITCHEN, YORBA LINDA
23741 La Palma Ave, Yorba Linda (Bryant Ranch Center)
Opens at 11:30 a.m. daily
Summer 2020

In this “TAPS light” model, TAPS is teaming up with longtime Los Angeles restaurant chain Alondra’s, known for its handmade pizza and hot wings. The concept found within TAPS Brewery + Kitchen will serve its specialties in a comfortable, relaxed, family-friendly setting that also will help meet the demand for quality takeout food in east Yorba Linda.

Founded in 2002 by brothers Harout (“Joey”), Garo and Danny Kazarian, Alondra’s has four locations in southeast L.A. County and is making its O.C. debut with the TAPS joint venture.

“The relationship is beneficial on several levels—besides partnering in Yorba Linda, Alondra’s is a great outlet for us to expand our craft beer presence in the Los Angeles marketplace,” said Manzella, a fan of Alondra’s breads and pizzas, the creations of a fifth-generation family of Armenian artisan bakers.

TAPS Brewery + Kitchen will have a tasting room inspired by its Tustin location, but with a more comprehensive menu, including TAPS Fish House & Brewery classics such as its original brewer’s fish and chips, blackened fish tacos, and New England clam chowder, as well as the most popular items from TAPS Brewery & Barrel Room, including Electric Taco, Royale Burger with Cheese and warm Bavarian pretzels.

The Alondra’s side of the space will feature abbreviated offerings from the restaurant’s full-size locations, with handmade artisan pizzas, hot wing creations, hand-battered onion rings and Alondra’s famous cheeseballs.

An island bar will serve as the center of the restaurant. The restaurant’s full-service bar will offer 16 beer taps, wine and classic and signature cocktails.

TAPS GREAT AMERICAN BREWERY, ANAHEIM HILLS
5665 E La Palma Ave, Anaheim (Imperial Promenade)
Opening at 11:30 daily
Summer 2020

This restaurant, larger than the Yorba Linda and Tustin locations, will provide full-service of the most popular items from TAPS Fish House & Brewery and TAPS Brewery and Barrel Room, as well as classic American comfort foods. A highlight will be a live taco bar, where various styles of tacos will be prepared teppan-style for guests seated at the station.

The menu will be approachable and beer-centric with comfort foods that are unfussy, high quality, and with reasonable price points.

TAPS FISH HOUSE & BREWERY, JOHN WAYNE AIRPORT
Terminal C, John Wayne Airport, Santa Ana
7 a.m.-10 p.m. daily
Fall 2020

In this licensing agreement between Manzella’s restaurant group and the airport concessionaire, Colorado-based Mission Yogurt, Inc., TAPS will offer a full bar, six craft brews on tap, and a slimmed-down menu focusing on entrees such as Chilean sea bass, sustainable salmon and other popular offerings.

There will be fresh oysters, shrimp cocktail, market fish sandwich and tacos, New England clam chowder, brewer’s fish and chips, varieties of calamari, ceviche and more. In the morning, TAPS will dish up breakfast tacos, smoked salmon with bagels, Bloody Marys, and other eye-openers. Those rushing for a flight can snag grab-and-go items. For more information, visit tapsbrewery.com.

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TAPS Fish House & Brewery is opening two new restaurants in north Orange County. TAPS Brewery + Kitchen in Yorba Linda and TAPS Great American Brewery in Anaheim Hills will both open this summer, said Joe Manzella, founder and proprietor of Manzella Restaurant Group, which also operates The Catch in Anaheim.

Both new TAPS concepts are a departure from the brand’s three dinner houses in Brea, Corona and Irvine, as well as TAPS Brewery & Barrel Room in Tustin, which opened in July 2018 with a full-scale production brewery, tasting room, patio, and dedicated food truck.

In addition to TAPS Brewery + Kitchen and TAPS Great American Brewery, the popular restaurant group is scheduled to open its first restaurant later this year at John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana.

Spearheading TAPS’ expansion and running the operations is longtime industry expert Randy Teffeteller, who assumed the position of CEO of the Manzella Restaurant Group in 2019. Teffeteller initially served as an advisor to Manzella to assist with potential acquisitions and expansion financing. His impressive 30-year track record includes serving as CEO and Managing Partner of Hospitality Management Group and West Coast Ventures & Resources.

Manzella envisions brand expansion of TAPS beers through tasting rooms rather than distribution and retail and the two new locations reflect that strategy. Here’s a closer look at the three TAPS restaurants opening in 2020:

TAPS BREWERY + KITCHEN, YORBA LINDA
23741 La Palma Ave, Yorba Linda (Bryant Ranch Center)
Opens at 11:30 a.m. daily
Summer 2020

In this “TAPS light” model, TAPS is teaming up with longtime Los Angeles restaurant chain Alondra’s, known for its handmade pizza and hot wings. The concept found within TAPS Brewery + Kitchen will serve its specialties in a comfortable, relaxed, family-friendly setting that also will help meet the demand for quality takeout food in east Yorba Linda.

Founded in 2002 by brothers Harout (“Joey”), Garo and Danny Kazarian, Alondra’s has four locations in southeast L.A. County and is making its O.C. debut with the TAPS joint venture.

“The relationship is beneficial on several levels—besides partnering in Yorba Linda, Alondra’s is a great outlet for us to expand our craft beer presence in the Los Angeles marketplace,” said Manzella, a fan of Alondra’s breads and pizzas, the creations of a fifth-generation family of Armenian artisan bakers.

TAPS Brewery + Kitchen will have a tasting room inspired by its Tustin location, but with a more comprehensive menu, including TAPS Fish House & Brewery classics such as its original brewer’s fish and chips, blackened fish tacos, and New England clam chowder, as well as the most popular items from TAPS Brewery & Barrel Room, including Electric Taco, Royale Burger with Cheese and warm Bavarian pretzels.

The Alondra’s side of the space will feature abbreviated offerings from the restaurant’s full-size locations, with handmade artisan pizzas, hot wing creations, hand-battered onion rings and Alondra’s famous cheeseballs.

An island bar will serve as the center of the restaurant. The restaurant’s full-service bar will offer 16 beer taps, wine and classic and signature cocktails.

TAPS GREAT AMERICAN BREWERY, ANAHEIM HILLS
5665 E La Palma Ave, Anaheim (Imperial Promenade)
Opening at 11:30 daily
Summer 2020

This restaurant, larger than the Yorba Linda and Tustin locations, will provide full-service of the most popular items from TAPS Fish House & Brewery and TAPS Brewery and Barrel Room, as well as classic American comfort foods. A highlight will be a live taco bar, where various styles of tacos will be prepared teppan-style for guests seated at the station.

The menu will be approachable and beer-centric with comfort foods that are unfussy, high quality, and with reasonable price points.

TAPS FISH HOUSE & BREWERY, JOHN WAYNE AIRPORT
Terminal C, John Wayne Airport, Santa Ana
7 a.m.-10 p.m. daily
Fall 2020

In this licensing agreement between Manzella’s restaurant group and the airport concessionaire, Colorado-based Mission Yogurt, Inc., TAPS will offer a full bar, six craft brews on tap, and a slimmed-down menu focusing on entrees such as Chilean sea bass, sustainable salmon and other popular offerings.

There will be fresh oysters, shrimp cocktail, market fish sandwich and tacos, New England clam chowder, brewer’s fish and chips, varieties of calamari, ceviche and more. In the morning, TAPS will dish up breakfast tacos, smoked salmon with bagels, Bloody Marys, and other eye-openers. Those rushing for a flight can snag grab-and-go items. For more information, visit tapsbrewery.com.

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