Locally owned restaurant chain opens 14th location in region
Fresh Kitchen, part of Tampa-based Ciccio Restaurant Group, has expanded to Lakeland.
| 9:30 a.m. April 13, 2023
Fresh Kitchen, a locally owned, build-your-own-bowl restaurant concept, has debuted a new restaurant, its 14th, in Lakeland and will hold grand opening festivities April 16-18.
According to a news release, the Lakeland Fresh Kitchen will feature a drive-thru for quickly and easily picking up online orders. The brand’s Gainesville location, which opened last year, was the first Fresh Kitchen restaurant to feature a dedicated drive-thru pickup window for online orders.
The Lakeland Fresh Kitchen, the release states, will also include the brand’s most up-to-date look and feel and will feature a unique mural that was inspired by the community and painted by Lakeland artist Gillian Fazio.
"We are so excited to bring a healthy and feel-good dining experience to Lakeland and to be able to provide a great place to work within the community,” states Steven Lanza, a partner at Tampa-based Ciccio Restaurant Group, which owns the Fresh Kitchen brand, in the release. "We are so driven by sharing love with our communities through incredible food and experiences, while simultaneously contributing to the betterment of our team members’ lives and reducing our impact on the environment.”
Fresh Kitchen's Lakeland location is located at 4520 Florida Ave. S., Lakeland. The restaurant will be open from 11 a.m. to 9:35 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and from 11 a.m. to 9:05 p.m. Sundays.