Almost three years later, the fast casual restaurant finally makes its way across the bridge to 1732 S. Dale Mabry Hwy., where its debut Tampa location will open sometime in March, according to a press release.
After next month’s grand opening, Pacific Counter will share a bustling South Tampa plaza with neighbors Woody’s Famous Salads and the newly-opened Crumbl Cookies.
Pacific Counter’s flagship location debuted on St. Pete’s Central Avenue in 2018, and has remained one of the 600 Block’s core restaurants, alongside Colony Grill and The Lure. Its second location in Lakewood Ranch opened in spring 2020, but the fast casual spot also slings hot dogs and poke bowls out of small stand inside of Tropicana Field during baseball season.
According to TBBJ, additional locations of Pacific Counter are headed to Sarasota and downtown Tampa—although construction delays have indefinitely pushed back the latter. Its downtown Tampa storefront—being built at the corner of North Ashley Drive and West Tyler Street—was originally slated to open last summer.
The soon-to-open Pacific Counter is currently hiring various team members; interested folks can apply directly on its website.