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Paul Fleming Restaurant Group opens second diner location in Naples

  • By Mark Gordon
  • | 5:45 p.m. May 9, 2024
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The first Lake Park Diner opened in 2019.
The first Lake Park Diner opened in 2019.
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The second Lake Park Diner location in Naples, this one in Founder Square, is now open.

Lake Park Diner is a concept that began from a food truck in 2017 and is now run in part by the founder of Fleming’s Steakhouse and P.F. Chang’s brands. The first Lake Park Diner opened in downtown Naples in October 2019, when Southwest Florida entrepreneur Adam Smith expanded his Smith Organics food truck concept. That location is the Lake Park neighborhood in Naples. The restaurant brand is now part of the Paul Fleming Restaurant Group

The Founders Square location mirrors many attributes from the original, according to a statement, “including the same chef-driven menu.” The Founders Square location also incorporates the retro-modern design of the original Lake Park Diner, complemented by an expansive pet-friendly patio. An indoor/outdoor bar, meanwhile, is unique to the Founders Square location. 

“This new diner is not just another eatery; it is a testament to our vision and commitment, fostering spaces for friends and family to gather and enjoy their favorite dishes,” Paul Fleming Restaurant Group CEO Jody Goodenough-Fleming says in the statement. 

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held May 3. Founders Square is a mixed-use project consisting of residences, office space and self-storage units on a 55-acre site at the corner of Immokalee Road and Collier Boulevard.



Mark Gordon

Mark Gordon is the managing editor of the Business Observer. He has worked for the Business Observer since 2005. He previously worked for newspapers and magazines in upstate New York, suburban Philadelphia and Jacksonville.

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