Max & Erma's Owner Buying Damon's

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Two Columbus-based restaurant chains are being brought under the same corporate roof.

Damon's Grill is being acquired by G&R Acquisition Inc., the same Pittsburgh equity firm that took over Max & Erma's earlier this year.

G&R leader Gary Reinert Sr. says both casual dining chains have great heritages and histories.

Friday's announcement about the Damon's sale did not provide financial terms.

G&R plans to keep the Damon's and Max & Erma's brands separate while combining some management and support operations. Both will stay based in Columbus.

There are 65 Damon's sports theme restaurants located in 15 states. Max & Erma's has more than 100 locations in 13 states.