Sugarfire Smoke House’s personal soft opening July 25 served to practice workforce and offer you the St. Louis-based mostly barbecue chain’s menu things in advance of the public debut at 11 a.m. July 26.
The company’s franchise group transformed a former Panera Bread at 12959 Atlantic Blvd., east of Girvin Road, into a 90-seat cafe, which include patio seating.
It employs 14, like franchise owners Shy Patel and Anil and Juli Dharna, who are aspect of BBQ Florida LLC.
“We need 40,” Patel stated. Hiring indications are posted outside.
It is the to start with Florida place for Sugarfire Smoke Residence.
The franchise staff associates previously believed they are investing at minimum $600,000 into the locale, which is at the conclusion of a multitenant setting up in front of Lowe’s.
The pretty much 4,880-sq.-foot area will operate 11 a.m.- 8 p.m. everyday for lunch and evening meal. Following this 7 days, it will be closed Monday-Tuesday and open up Wednesday-Sunday.
Its Fb web site claims the cafe will provide restricted portions of menu merchandise this 7 days until finally it sells out.
When it reopens Aug. 4-8, it also will serve until it sells out, the site says.
“Please come quit by and see the restaurant, get your bbq repair, and meet our staff who are not able to hold out to serve you the greatest chef-pushed ‘cue in city,” the website page states.
Sugarfire intends to provide beer and wine when permitted.
The Jacksonville cafe will give the similar menu as the chain’s other locations, with some Florida touches that incorporate “a Florida vibe.”
A boat hangs from the ceiling. Additional could possibly be included.
Anil and Juli Dharna are longtime mates with Sugarfire founder Mike Johnson, who visited the area March 11. The Dharnas moved to Daytona Seashore six a long time back from St. Louis and skipped the meals.
They considering the fact that have acquired a residence in Jacksonville in the vicinity of the restaurant.
With a franchise settlement, they and other associates chose Jacksonville for the to start with web-site because of its demographics.
Patel initially talked about the programs in April 2020.
Anil Dharna saw similarities among Jacksonville and St. Louis, moreover “it has a seaside.”
Johnson stated in March that Jacksonville has excellent barbecue and he invites clients to try out the Sugarfire fare, which combines a number of barbecue designs: Texas brisket, Memphis ribs and Kansas City ribs.
Furthermore, he claimed, “St. Louis is the barbecue sauce cash of the planet.”
Sugarfire’s menu consists of smoked ribs, brisket, pulled pork, turkey and sausage backlinks, salmon, burgers, specialty sandwiches, salads, sides, desserts, shakes and floats, a kid’s food and more.
The blackboard menu is earlier mentioned the counter.
Specialty sandwiches that contain a Brisket Dip for $13.99, smoked portobello at $10.99 and The Carolina, with a decision of meat, for $10.99.
Meat sandwiches consist of pulled pork and turkey, each at $10.99 brisket at $13.99 and sausage link at $7.99. A salmon sandwich is $11.99.
There also are burgers – a solitary at $8.99 and double at $10.99.
Sugarfire gives meat only, which include ribs, as nicely as combos and plates.
The six sauce possibilities comprise St. Louis Sweet, Carolina Mustard Espresso Barbecue White Barbecue Honey Badger and Texas hot.
Patel claimed in March the Jacksonville cafe will supply additional seafood selections.
The cafe delivers dine-in counter company, carryout and delivery as properly as catering.
Shoppers purchase at the counter with their selections marked on a paper-lined tray and pay out at the sign-up. The food is sent to their table.
Self-provide fountain and canned beverages are out there.
The Dharnas and Patel explained formerly they will open additional Sugarfire places during Florida, including Northeast Florida.
Patel mentioned previously his franchise team, BBQ Florida LLC, intends to open up at the very least eight destinations in Florida.
Johnson mentioned Sugarfire prefers next-era place, like the previous Panera Bread.