You can’t drive through Tampa Bay without noticing Fresh Kitchen’s hot pink “FK” signs jumping out at you. Everyone is about to see even more of these signs, as the health-oriented restaurant chain has raised millions of dollars to increase its footprint throughout Florida.
According to the Tampa Bay Business Journal, Fresh Kitchen’s parent company Ciccio Restaurant Group has raised $4.125 million for its Florida expansion. The same restaurant group owns and operates other Tampa Bay health-driven eateries like Green Lemon, Better Byrd, and Taco Dirty. Fresh Kitchen’s chief financial officer Tyler Azzarelli told the TBBJ that the company is looking to open more stores in Tampa Bay and South Florida.
The first Fresh Kitchen opened in South Tampa on Howard Ave. about six years ago, and now there are seven locations spanning from Orlando to Boca Raton.
New Fresh Kitchen spots to open this year are a Gainesville location expected summer of 2020, and a Lake Mary store that’s set to open any day now.
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