03 Mar Two New Regional Restaurant Client Openings
Please join me and ICONIC in welcoming two new regional restaurant clients that opened locations in the last few weeks: The Taco Stand (https://www.thetacostandtaqueria.com/) in downtown Birmingham at 344 Hamilton Row and The Hudson Café (https://hudson-cafe.com/detroit-the-hudson-cafe-locations-northville) Northville at 17101 Haggerty Rd, Northville in front of Barnes and Noble on 6 Mile and Haggerty and keep your eyes open for the re-opening of the newly remodeled location in Downtown Detroit, re-opening soon!
As shopping centers strive to differentiate themselves and attract customers in an increasingly competitive market, regional restaurant operators are becoming an increasingly valuable asset. These locally-owned restaurants offer a unique dining experience that sets them apart from larger chains and fast-food restaurants. But the benefits of regional restaurant operators extend beyond just their culinary offerings.
Drawing Foot Traffic
Regional restaurant operators can draw foot traffic to shopping centers and communities. Customers who come for a meal are likely to browse and visit other businesses in the area, leading to increased sales and revenue. This can be especially beneficial for smaller businesses that may struggle to attract customers on their own.
Adding Diversity to the Food Offerings
Regional restaurant operators offer diverse and unique food options that may not be available elsewhere in the shopping center or community. This adds a level of diversity to the food scene that can attract a wider range of customers. Additionally, patrons can enjoy a different dining experience than what is offered by larger chain restaurants.
Creating a Sense of Community
Regional restaurant operators often have ties to the local community and can help create a sense of place and identity within the shopping center. They can provide a gathering space for residents and visitors to connect over shared cultural experiences and food. Regional restaurant operators often feature dishes that are unique to the region, which can attract tourists and promote the area’s culinary heritage.
Supporting the Local Economy
Regional restaurant operators support the local economy by sourcing ingredients from local farmers and suppliers, creating jobs, and paying local taxes. This can have a positive impact on the community as a whole. By keeping their dollars local, residents can support small businesses and help keep money circulating in the community.
Showcasing Regional Cuisine
Regional restaurant operators can showcase the unique cuisine and culinary traditions of a particular region, highlighting the diversity and richness of local cultures. This can help promote the region and its culinary heritage, attracting tourists and enhancing the overall reputation of the community. This also provides a sense of pride and ownership in the region’s cuisine and culinary traditions.
In conclusion, regional restaurant operators can provide significant benefits to shopping centers and communities. They offer unique and diverse food options that can attract a wider range of customers, create a sense of community, support the local economy, and showcase the area’s culinary heritage. As consumers continue to seek out authentic and unique dining experiences, regional restaurant operators are becoming an increasingly valuable asset for shopping centers and the communities they serve.
Thank you for reading.
Kees Janeway – Managing Partner, ICONIC Real Estate