Boca Raton, FL-based PF Hospitality Group reported Tuesday that it plans to open its newest restaurant concept, Shaker & Pie, in the second fiscal quarter of 2016 in the Mizner Park area of Boca Raton.
Shaker & Pie is described as a new interactive restaurant concept combining wood-fired pizzas with healthy, hearty Italian-influenced street food. An “interactive restaurant” incorporates experiences that might include the use of tablets to place orders, and social interaction on social media, including the use of on-line reservations or on-line ordering.
The new Shaker & Pie is expected to occupy approximately 3,638 square feet and, based on the currently proposed menu, the expected average cost for lunch will be $12.00 per person and $15.00 per person for dinner.
The flagship location will be a part of Boca Raton’s Mizner Park, a downtown mixed-use project that includes 236,000 square feet of retail space, 267,000 square feet of office space, luxury retail apartments, town homes and cultural arts space, as well as a 5,000-person-capacity open-air amphitheater and was named one of America’s Top Public Places in 2010 by the American Planning Association.
Boca Raton has been rated among the best places to start a new restaurant by the personal finance website NerdWallet.com.
PF Hospitality Group says it is in the final stages of entering into a joint venture agreement with Sub-Culture Restaurant Group, an unrelated third party familiar with the operations of similar restaurant concepts, for the Shaker & Pie location. PF Hospitality Group will own a controlling interest in the joint venture and will be responsible for all conceptual design and brand direction, as well as share in the operating and marketing responsibilities of the restaurant.
PF Hospitality Group currently has Pizza Fusion franchises in 6 locations in the United States and 9 in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Within the United States, it has franchisees in Florida, New Jersey, and Virginia.