Crave, a new concept out of Minneapolis, will open a restaurant at Mall of Millennia in April. The restaurant features a variedmenu ranging from sushi to steaks with pizzas and pastas in between. Entrees range from $13.95 to $34.95.
Crave opened its first restaurant in Edina, Minn., in 2007 and followed with two more locations, also in the Minneapolis area, last year. Besides Orlando, the company plans to open a Crave in Omaha within the next six month and another, perhaps in Florida, by the end of 2010. Expansion plans call for three more Craves in 2011.
The Orlando restaurant will be on the north side of the Mall at Millennia, on Conroy Road, in a standalone building (the former Village Tavern space) with 8,600 square feet. It will employ 125.
“While we know Orlando is a competitive restaurant market, we are confident that Crave will succeed because we are bringing an entirely new and proven concept to the area,” said Kam Talebi, owner and CEO of Crave, in a written statement. “Our passion for high quality food, our emphasis on customer service, and our commitment to a value-driven menu will set us apart. We also place a big emphasis on being an active and involved member in every community in which we do business, and plan to continue that focus in Central Florida.”
For more information visit Crave's Web site.