LELAND — There’s no shortage of new fast-casual options in the growing Town of Leland.
The town’s long-awaited Chik-fil-A will open next week as the first official tenant in the Leland Town Center.
Newcomers have also taken the place of shuttered restaurants in existing spaces, including: Chingōn Taqueria in Ocean Gate Plaza (formerly Hibachi Bistro), Mr. Bagel Meister in Westgate (formerly Empire Bagel and Deli), and Islands Fresh Mex Grill in Waterford (formerly Gusto Grill).
All three recently opened in Leland and all have some local roots (as opposed to the chain powerhouse, Chik-fil-A). Chingon Taqueria is owned by the same folks that brought Leland Papi’s Chicken, Mr. Bagel Meister got its start in Wilmington and anticipates expanding out-of-state soon, and Islands Fresh Mex Grill also starting in Wilmington, with Leland serving as its fourth location.
Here are the basics on Leland’s new fast-casual options:
Opens: Dec. 5 (Location offering free Chik-fil-A for the year for the first 100 people in line)
Hours: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday; 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday; closed Sunday
Menu: Chicken sandwiches, nuggets, etc. (view full menu)
Location: Leland Town Center
Keep up with local announcements and offers on Leland Town Center’s Chik-Fil-A’s Facebook page.
Opened: Oct. 21
Hours: 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday; 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday; 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday
Menu: Tacos, burritos, tortas, margaritas, and more (view full menu)
Location: Ocean Gate Plaza
Keep up with local announcements and offers on Chingōn Taqueria’s Facebook page.
Mr. Bagel Meister
Opened: Nov. 1
Hours: 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. every day
Menu: Bagels, breakfast sandwiches (view menu, local specials available in-store only)
Keep up with local announcements and offers on Mr. Bagel Meister’s Facebook page.
Islands Fresh-Mex Grill
Opened: Nov. 14
Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day
Menu: Tacos, burritos, quesadillas, and more (view full menu)
Keep up with local announcements and offers on Islands Fresh-Mex Grill’s Facebook page.
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