Seminole's got a fresh place for affordable dining and big portions in the Breakfast Station.
The decades-old breakfast and lunch franchise, founded in Port Richey, has made 9342 Oakhurst Road the 10th location for its Florida expansion. In the Oakhurst Shopping Plaza, the Seminole restaurant's two-day grand opening celebration is planned for 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 14 and 15.
Owned by Dante and Sonia Lenzi, who recently moved to Seminole from Chicago, the newest Breakfast Station soft-launched earlier this month. But during its official opening weekend — which will feature a ribbon-cutting ceremony, free cinnamon swirl pancakes, contests and prize giveaways — 10 percent of all the revenue will go to The Family Center on Deafness. Become a "fan" of The Breakfast Station on Facebook to land a free coffee, too.
Dante, the manager, is familiar with the restaurant business. He grew up in the industry with his parents, who owned a beloved Italian restaurant in Chicago, and has also operated a restaurant-bar himself called Dante's.
"We knew there was a need here for a quality hearty breakfast place with fair prices," Dante said in a statement. "We look forward to sharing our unique menu and fresh approach to breakfast, brunch and lunch with the Seminole foodies and families alike."
With restaurants across Central Florida, The Breakfast Station's train-themed decor reflects its American comfort food lineup. Among the dishes are the Train Wreck (homemade biscuit and home fries with peppers and onions, covered in sausage gravy and topped with two eggs any style) and Railroad Yard Burger (6-ounce burger served open on a grilled roll and covered with chili, Jack cheese and onions).