North Carolina’s first Fresh to Order, a “fast-fine” dining concept, recently opening in Pineville and is hosting a Grand Opening Friday, February 27 from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Samples of appetizers including Ale Laced Chicken Tenders, Almond Crusted Seared Tuna, Blackened Lime Shrimp, and Panini sandwiches will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. followed by a soup tasting from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and concluded with an assortment of soups, salads, Paninis, entrees, cookies and brownies from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The new restaurant is located in the Carolina Place Mall (2nd floor, main entrance between JCPenney and Sears) in Pineville, NC. This will be the first of eight restaurants scheduled to open in North Carolina over the next five years.
“There are many, many restaurants to choose from in Charlotte, a city with rich diversity in food choices. But we believe there is a place for the type of fresh, flavorful and healthy food that Fresh To Order offers,” says Pierre Panos, Fresh To Order’s founder-CEO and veteran restaurateur. “As the pioneer of fast-fine niche, our menu fills the need for affordable, great-tasting food that you can feel good about eating, which is what differentiates us from other fast-casual and quick-service options. It’s why experienced franchisees like JNR are partnering with us.”
Fresh To Order’s seasonal-driven, chef-inspired menu features premium ingredients and freshly made dishes most often associated with full-service dining, such as crushed-almond crusted tuna steak, brown-sugar roasted pork loin and handmade black bean, bison and tuna burgers.
“What we want to show Charlotte is that you don’t have to sacrifice flavor or your well-being to enjoy a fast, affordable meal,” Panos says. “Fresh to Order is on a mission to provide an elevated level of service and menu options at a fast-casual price to guests across the country.”
Fresh To Order offers these choices along with a variety of soups, salads and sandwiches in less than 10 minutes for around $10. In addition, Fresh To Order is a member of the National Restaurant Association’s Kids LiveWell program, designed to help parents make the healthful choice for their children when dining out. Combine Fresh to Order’s focus on healthier, flavorful menu choices with its open-kitchen set-up and commitment to great customer service, and you have an experience like no other in fast casual.
North Carolina’s first Fresh to Order is owned and operated by JNR Restaurant Group, LLC, a Charlotte–based hospitality holding group that operates additional restaurant concepts and a sizeable hotel portfolio. JNR plans to open two additional units in Charlotte, while another Charlotte franchisee, Real Restaurant Group, plans on five more.