Maximo’s Takeout, the independently owned, award-winning takeout restaurant situated in the heart of Watertown, Massachusetts, is celebrating its first birthday with the launch of the “Perkins Panini,” in honor of local charity the Perkins School for the blind and visually impaired.

Maximo’s Takeout opened in September 2011 and is owned by Phillip Zeller and his wife, Betsy, a program manager at Harvard Business School. It takes its name from the family’s two children, Max and Morgan.

The couple met while working at the Cheesecake Factory in downtown Boston, married in 2007 and started Maximo’s four years later.

Maximo’s menus are new American with a Mediterranean edge, and are inspired by the owners’ love of traveling. They include a wide selection of options, including: salads, wraps, sandwiches, bruschetta, dumplings, grilled platters, and burgers with delicious flavors from the U.S., Greece, Cyprus, China, Italy, and Mexico, along with an excellent range of vegetarian and gluten-free options.

Awarded “Best new restaurant” and “Best burger in Watertown” locally, the firm offers a free home and office delivery service within a two-mile radius of the store and also supplies catering for businesses, meetings, and events. For advance orders, Maximo’s can deliver catering orders almost anywhere in the greater Watertown area, including: Cambridge, Waltham, Newton, Brighton, Allson, and Belmont.

Every Monday, for any customer who mentions the Perkins School, the restaurant donates 5 percent of the entire purchase to benefit the Perkins School for the blind and visually impaired, whether through an individual or business catering order.

Proprietor Phillip Zeller comments, “As a community focused, family-owned restaurant, we are thrilled to be celebrating our first birthday and would like to thank our customers for all their support.”

“We love what we do: inspiring businesses and individuals with a wide range of delicious home-cooked, freshly prepared food which they can enjoy at work or at home.”

The restaurant is participating in Watertown’s “Faire on the Square” September 22, offering attendees a selection of free samples and menus.

Maximos invites in-store customers at the location at 584 Mount Auburn St. to enjoy a piece of the birthday cake with free mini cupcakes.



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