Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Cuba Libre To Expand, Open Third Location In Orlando, Florida

The people behind Cuba Libre are taking the plunge and expanding well beyond their familiar territory of Philadelphia and Atlantic City. This fall, they’re opening their third Cuba Libre. It will be in Orlando, Florida.
A new restaurant reminiscent of Cuba in its 1950s golden era is expected to open at Pointe Orlando in the fall.

Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar plans to open its third location in the United States at the International Drive lifestyle center. The 20,000-square-foot, 500-seat restaurant will feature both traditional and modern Cuban cuisine by award winning concept chef, Guillermo Pernot, along with indoor and outdoor bars, two dance floors and Latin floor shows in an Old Havana tropical atmosphere.
20,000 square feet is big, which will fit nicely with its location right down the street from the Orlando Convention Center. (Ah, love those conventioneers…)

Other than that, not much else to say.

Except that it looks like Barry Guten is getting closer to finally realizing his dream of creating the next Cheesecake Factory.


Cuba Libre Restaurant and Rum Bar [ Official Site ]
Old Havana-themed restaurant comes to Pointe Orlando
[ Orlando Business Journal ]
Making the Chains - Could Philly be the birthplace of the next Cheesecake Factory? [ Philadelphia Magazine ]

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