Buca, Inc. is an industry leader in terms of growth in the number of restaurants it oversees. The company owns and operates 51 full service, dinner-only restaurants under the name Buca di Beppo. Its restaurants are located in 18 states as well as the District of Columbia. Buca di Beppo (meaning 'Joe's basement') restaurants differentiate from other Italian restaurant chains by providing distinctive oversized Southern Italian family style portions in a casual, festive, humorous, socially interactive atmosphere. Appealing to nostalgic trends, the décor at each of Buca's restaurants irreverently exaggerates the clichés of traditional postwar neighborhood Italian/American restaurants. In terms of scale, Buca thinks big: large food portions, large tables, and large restaurant size with an average seating capacity of 300.
Mozzarella Garlic Bread
MOZZARELLA GARLIC BREAD
Buca di Beppo Restaurant Recipe
1 loaf focaccia bread
1/2 cup salted butter, softened
3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
2 cups shredded mozzarella
6 cloves garlic, sliced thin
1 teaspoon dried oregan
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.Slice the focaccia bread in half through the middle and spread about 1/4 cup of softened butter on the faces of each half of the loaf. Sprinkle 1 1/2 tablespoons of Parmesan cheese over the butter on each half. Sprinkle 1 cup of mozzarella cheese on the face of each half of foccacia.
Arrange about 3 cloves of sliced garlic on each face of the bread, and then sprinkle about 1/2 teaspoon of dried oregano over the top of each half. Bake bread on a baking sheet for 10 to 12 minutes or until top begins to brown. Slice and serve. Serves 8.