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Red Robin restaurant coming to Wesley Chapel mall

WESLEY CHAPEL — Red Robin, a Colorado-based family restaurant chain known for its gourmet hamburgers, is opening a location at the Shops at Wiregrass.

Construction is expected to start in early July, with the restaurant opening in time for the holiday shopping season, said Greg Lenners, the mall's general manager.

The restaurant features many varieties of burgers and milkshakes but also offers salads and other sandwiches.

"It's a huge addition for us," Lenner said. "It's very kid friendly."

The restaurant fills a void at the mall, which opened more than 18 months ago at State Road 56 and Bruce B. Downs Boulevard. Many of the restaurants offer more upscale dining or are geared toward night life.

Prices range from $8 to $12 for adult items, with a kids' menu available.

The restaurant is now going through the county permit process with top officials granting a minor exception to landscaping rules Thursday because of a pipe running underneath the property.

Red Robin has four locations in Florida; the closest is near Fort Myers. Another Red Robin is being built in the Tampa Bay area near Citrus Park, Lenners said.

Red Robin restaurant coming to Wesley Chapel mall 06/10/10 [Last modified: Thursday, June 10, 2010 10:11pm]
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