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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.

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