Cantina Louie Mexican Road Foods is relocating its headquarters to the Regency region subsequent to its Monument Highway cafe and opening a commissary kitchen.
“This will be a significant action for us,” said President Ben Porter, a associate in Cantina Louie. “All food items preparing is at present finished at the unique destinations.”
Cantina Louie Mexican Street Food items is up to a dozen spots, which includes two St. Johns County dining establishments set to open up this spring in the Shoppes of Aberdeen in Fruit Cove and in Julington Creek.
“We will be making a large amount of our products in that kitchen and then supply to the person places to eat,” Porter said.
“This will streamline the course of action, build regularity and also consolidate some labor.”
Porter claimed the kitchen area will develop all the sauces, some dessert merchandise, pre-made ingredients and seasoning kits.
“For instance, with pico de gallo, they would basically dice tomatoes, include the pre-manufactured ingredient kit, blend, then serve.”
The commissary kitchen also will method most protein goods. Now, individuals are hand-slash in dining places and that can generate some inconsistency.
Porter stated at the commissary, the cuts will be finished by machine and then marinated ahead of currently being sent to the restaurants.
He expects the move in April.
Cantina Louie’s headquarters will shift from about 2,500 sq. toes in Jacksonville Seaside to the extra than 5,600-sq.-foot house, which features the kitchen, at 1040 Hospitality Lane.
Cantina Louie opened a 4,800-sq.-foot restaurant and bar there a year in the past. The website is at Monument Road and Interstate 295, north of Regency Sq. Shopping mall. It is next to a Ruby Tuesday restaurant and Gate gasoline station and ease shop and in entrance of the Hampton Inn.
Cantina Louie Corp. purchased the land and produced the cafe and adjacent commercial room for lease. It now will use the entire making, known as the Shoppes at Monument heart.
Porter and Luis Cuevas direct ZT Holdings #06 LLC, which bought the home from Gate Petroleum Co. in January 2018 for $1.1 million.
ShayCore Enterprises Inc. developed the more than 10,400-square-foot shell developing for ZT Holdings at a price tag of $1.6 million. Porter beforehand predicted up to 4 supplemental tenants at 1,400 square toes every single.
In July 2020, the city permitted a permit for Types Smith Plumbing Inc. to make-out the Cantina Louie cafe at a cost of $325,685.
Porter stated Jan. 24 his group expects to go four or 5 workforce from present-day cafe operations to the commissary.
He mentioned the corporate staff of 10 contains 5 in the business and five regional team customers in the area.
The town accepted a allow Jan. 11 for Kinds Smith Plumbing Inc. to get ready the creating shell for the commissary and headquarters at a value of $190,000. Porter anticipates a total $600,000 construct-out.
Cantina Louie’s 10 present locations comprise three in Duval County two additional in St. Johns County in Ponte Vedra and St. Augustine and one each and every in Fernandina Beach, Palm Coastline and Daytona Beach front as effectively as two in South Asheville and Matthews, North Carolina.
Porter claimed the commissary kitchen area will provide the Florida locations. Porter explained that when additional spots open in North Carolina, Cantina Louie will search at opening a commissary kitchen area in that current market.,
Cantina Louie Mexican Road Food stuff serves lunch and dinner.
The menu features appetizers, nachos, salads, quesadillas, enchiladas, tacos, burritos, fajitas, entrees, desserts, a children’s menu, wine, beer and specialty beverages.
The partners opened the very first Cantina Louie in 2014 in St. Augustine.
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