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Bubba Gump Teams Up With Rubicon

GLOBE - Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. has signed an exclusive partnership deal with Rubicon Resources LLC, one of the worlds largest suppliers of sustainable and environmentally friendly seafood, to bring the restaurants award-winning menu to the retail space.

“We’re excited about the opportunity to parlay the great food and brand strength of Bubba Gump into the retail world,” said Brian Wynn, president and founder of Rubicon Resources. “We can’t think of a name more synonymous with great seafood than Bubba Gump.”

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. has become a favorite of visitors to each of its 33 US and international locations. Ten consecutive years of same store sales growth and 2008 projected revenues of nearly $200 million tell the story. With restaurants from Times Square to Tokyo, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. has been recognized as “an American icon” by People Magazine, and received numerous awards for its practices in food safety, food quality and community involvement.

“This project represents an important step in the extension of the brand beyond our core restaurant business. Rubicon’s commitment to high-quality environmentally friendly product is right in line with our philosophies at Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. and it made the decision to partner with them easy,” said Scott Barnett, President and CEO of Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.