A chain of sushi bars that offers food to customers via a conveyor-belt plans to open a second restaurant in Orlando.
Kura Sushi USA will open a second location in Waterford Lakes Town Center. The chain has an existing location in Orlando at 11579 Regency Village Drive.
Why it matters: New restaurants are targeted by property investors to fill vacant retail spaces and can create jobs.
The chain has a sushi conveyor belt running throughout the entire restaurant. Customers can order rolls directly to their table or choose from a variety of rolls on the lower conveyor belt. Menu items include soups and noodles, side dishes and desserts as well as the full sushi selection.
The website of the company did not list an exact address and representatives were unavailable to comment immediately. Washington Prime Group, the owner of Waterford Lakes Town Center (NYSE:WPG), also did not respond to requests for comment.
Kura Sushi USA, a subsidiary company of Kura Sushi, Inc., a Japanese-based company, was founded in 2008. More than 45 U.S. restaurants are currently open, and 17 more will be opening soon. The company currently has an Aventura location, and another is on its way to Tampa.
Other restaurant chains have also moved into Waterford Lakes Town Center's retail hub in the last year. Dave's Hot Chicken and CrunCheese Korean Hot Dogs were among the restaurants that moved into the Waterford Lakes Town Center during the past year.
Waterford Lakes Town Center general manager Lynda Glinski stated in a prepared press release that 'creating a positive shopping and dining town center, as well as entertaining the public, is a priority when we consider the future of a shopping destination such as ours'. The new retailers, entertainment and restaurants not only align with Waterford Lakes Town Center's long-term goals, but also provide an exciting experience for guests and families of all ages.