Geno Auriemma, the University of Connecticut women´s basketball coach who opened Geno´s Fast Break restaurant at Mohegan Sun casino, will expand his franchise to at least two more locations - at Interstate 95 rest stops on both sides of the highway in Milford, Connecticut.
Auriemma announced last week that he has a contract with Project Services, LLC, which was awarded a 35-year contract last October to upgrade and operate 23 highway service plazas on I-95, I-395 and the Merritt Parkway. The overhauls will include adding more restaurants and fuel pumps, if needed, at rest stops.
Project Services is a partnership of a private equity firm, the Carlyle Group, and Doctor's Associates, a North Haven-based developer of Subway restaurants.
Auriemma has shown he can deliver on a basketball court. The UConn women are ranked number 1 in the nation, are undefeated this season at 26-0, have won the last 65 of their games and are quickly catching up to their record-breaking 70-game win streak that spanned the team´s 2001 and 2004 seasons.
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