In 1992, the owners of the Homestead restaurants purchased the vacant Indian Head bank building in Laconia, NH. The historic brick bank building did not fit the theme for another Homestead location so the McDonough family went to work on developing a new theme. The end result was Fratello’s Italian Grille, a casual Italian-American restaurant featuring wood-fired brick oven pizza, steaks, seafood and Italian favorites. The name Fratello’s comes from the Italian word Fratello which means brother.
After great success in the Laconia market, the McDonough brothers purchased the Myrna shoe building on Commercial Street in Manchester in 1997. After much renovation, the 86,000 square foot building was divided into business condominiums and a 16,000 square foot Fratello’s with an attached event facility.