First Watch, a leading operator of full-service breakfast, brunch, and lunch restaurants, is looking to expand its footprint into Maryland and Virginia over the next three years. The brand strategy includes an aggressive growth plan of more than 100 restaurants and is looking for 3,400-4,400 SF of freestanding or prominent end cap locations with patio space. Strong multi-directional visibility from a primary street with a traffic volume of over 25,000 VPD is key. Target market areas offer a combination of households and daytime population with well-established co-tenants, such as gourmet or first-tier grocers, health clubs, and upscale soft goods retailers.
With over 250 restaurants in 28 states, Sarasota-based First Watch serves over 90,000 customers daily and was named Consumer Report’s Top Family Dining Restaurant in 2016 and Nation’s Restaurant News’ Top Consumer Pick in 2015.