HOUSTON – One of the founders of Carrabba’s was arrested Thursday in Hays County.
Damian Mandola is charged with burglary of a habitation.
He was arrested at the Duchman Family Winery in Driftwood. Mandola owns a nearby restaurant called Trattoria Lisina.
The Hays County Sheriff is not releasing any other details.
Mandola, 61, was released from jail after posting bond.
The restaurateur opened the original Carrabba’s on Kirby with his nephew, Johnny Carrabba, in 1986. The chain has since grown to an empire in 15 states, but Mandola is no longer involved.