A Krispy Kreme donut shop opens Tuesday at 3790 U.S. 98 N. near Lakeland Square mall, replacing the south Lakeland store that closed in June. It’s the company’s fourth location using a larger design that lets customers view the doughnut-making process, The Ledger reports. (Subscribers-only story) Source: The Ledger
Walk-On’s Sports Bistreaux: Fried Gator and Krispy Kreme Bread Pudding
The commercial district just north of I-4 and U.S. 98 continues to expand, with a Cajun-themed sports bar, Walk-On’s Sports Bistreaux, which opened June 21. It’s located adjacent to Lakeland Square in the space formerly occupied by Toys ”R” Us.
Facebook Group Boosts Sweet Cup Café After Covid Delayed Opening
The owners of Sweet Cup Café, which offers a taste of Mexico on Lakeland Hills Boulevard, had to delay opening by more than a year because of the pandemic, but they say social media has given their business a big boost.
Gaskins Barbecue and Lobster Coming to Lakeside Village
A Winter Haven barbecue and seafood restaurant is expanding to Lakeland. Gaskins Barbecue and Lobster plans to open a new location at Lakeside Village in the space formerly occupied by Beef O’Brady’s.
Two Culver’s Restaurants Planned for Greater Lakeland
Culver’s, a Wisconsin-based restaurant chain known for its butter burgers and frozen custards, is coming to two locations on opposite ends of Lakeland, The Ledger reports. One will front the Fort Fraser Trail in Highland City along U.S. 98 at Clubhouse Road; the other will be on U.S. 98 north of I-4 near Walmart and […]
DOU Commercial Bakery Adds Retail Sales Curbside and at Farmers Market
Most of the French macarons and other pastries created by DOU Bakehouse go to Orlando-area resorts, but retail customers can now pick them up curbside at the North Massachusetts Avenue bakery or at the downtown curb market, Fox 13 News reports. (DOU will not be at the Lakeland market this weekend, according to their Facebook […]
Lakeland Checkers Chosen to Test New Design
The Checkers restaurant on South Florida Avenue will be the test site for a new design for the 595-location chain that upgrades the kitchen and exterior and adds outdoor seating.
Adler’s Bringing Its Burgers to The Poor Porker
Visitors to The Poor Porker will soon be able to order burgers in addition to the Lake Mirror establishment’s well-known beignets, The Ledger reports. Adler’s, known for the classic burger it serves at its restaurants in Davenport and Winter Haven, will base its food truck at The Poor Porker on weekends starting in January (with […]
New Joinery Restaurant Offers Updated Mediterranean Dishes
There’s an old cliché that food that’s good for you doesn’t taste good. But it doesn’t have to be that way, say Sarah and Jon Bucklew, owners of Plenty, the newest restaurant at The Joinery, the artisan food court at 640 E. Main St. that overlooks Lake Mirror.
3 Downtown Restaurants Picked to Test ‘Parklets’ for Outdoor Dining
Three restaurants in the heart of downtown Lakeland have been selected to expand their outdoor seating into “parklets” along the street. They are Frescos Southern Kitchen, Harry’s Seafood Bar and Grille and Nineteen61.