Jul 15, 2015, 7:28am EDT
South Florida Business Journal
A retail and dining project in Pembroke Pines that will include a Twin Peaks restaurant secured a $12.53 million construction loan from City National Bank of Florida.
The Miami-based bank awarded the loan to PP Omni Ventures, a partnership between East Syracuse, New York-based Point Five Development and Weston-based Jafrejo Holdings. The latter company is the owner of restaurant brands Twin Peaks and VooDoo BBQ and Grill and has raised funds through the EB-5 visa program.
The project is located on the west side of Southwest 145th Avenue next to the Shoppes at Pembroke Gardens, a busy open-air mall. Jafrejo CEO Jack Flechner said it should break ground by the end of August. He likes the location because of the successful retail nearby and the new apartments and office projects under construction there.
Flechner said Twin Peaks will occupy a 9,500-square-foot, stand-alone building. There will be another two buildings for a combined 29,000 square feet. Tenants will include TooJay’s deli, Comcast, a Pieology pizzeria, AT&T and Firebirds Wood Fired Grill.
Pieology currently has no Florida locations. Firebirds’ only Florida restaurant is in Orlando.
The developer paid $7.9 million in 2014 for the 5.6-acre site.
Jafrejo Holdings, a prominent developer of EB-5 funded projects in Florida, has been invited by Dalaneze Realty to speak on its EB-5 investment opportunities for Brazilian investors looking to move to the USA in lawful, expedited manner.
At this time Jafrejo is promoting EB-5 offerings in the following projects:
· FRFG XI, LP – Financing the opening of an InterContinental brand hotel (Candlewood Suites) and a Twin Peaks restaurant in a prime location in Lake Buena Vista (Orlando), Florida. Over 90% subscribed.
· FRFG VIII, LP – Financing the opening of two (2) Twin Peaks restaurants in South Florida, with one of the locations scheduled to open June 15 in Davie, Florida.
· College Town at FSU – Financing the construction and development of residential lofts, 2 restaurants and a parking garage within walking distance of the Florida State University Campus in Tallahassee, Florida
A private presentation will be held at Restaurante by Koji on June 22, 2015, to promote the launch of two state of art condo developments in Miami – Echo in Brickell, and Muse in Sunny Isles Beach.
Private meetings are available in Portuguese between June 21st and June 26th. To schedule a meeting, contact Renata Castro by email email@example.com , by phone 11 3323 7479 or on WhatsApp + 1 305 746 1205.
Dalaneze Realty is a leading luxury real estate brokerage serving Brazilian clients looking to purchase property in Florida – from Orlando to Miami. Dalaneze Realty’s Broker, Tania Dalaneze, will also be conducting private meetings for individuals interested in purchasing real estate in Florida. To attend the event at Restaurante by Koji, please contact Artur Rodrigues with Dalaneze Realty by email firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 55 11 2137 7952.
BY NICOLE DANNA in the Broward / Palm Beach New Times - WEDNESDAY, MAY 6, 2015
There's no end to the ways restaurants can insinuate women's breasts into their decor — subtly or otherwise.
Hooters, with more than 300 locations nationwide, does it with white tank tops, flesh-colored pantyhose, and orange spandex booty shorts. At Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery, which has locations in Boca Raton and Fort Lauderdale, the servers are known for sporting the company's Celtic-style garb, butt-grazing plaid skirts, and tight, cropped tops.
Today, the most recent newcomer to the "breastaurant" sector — Twin Peaks Restaurant — is giving away its signature "scenic views" with servers decked out in tightly cropped plaid shirts, short belted shorts, and UGG-like boots.
One of the nation’s hottest sports-themed restaurant chains, Twin Peaks is billed as the "ultimate sports lodge" and "man cave" but is best-known for its sparsely dressed Twin Peaks Girls. Founded in 2005 in the Dallas suburb of Lewisville by restaurant veterans Randy DeWitt and Scott Gordon, last year the company was named America’s Fastest Growing Restaurant Chain by Bloomberg Businessweek, ringing in a total of $165 million in sales.
Now a national chain, it currently has 66 locations in 23 states, including Florida, with locations in Orlando and Pensacola.
The Dallas-based franchise will open its first South Florida location in Davie in the coming months. The restaurant will be part of a larger expansion plan developed by the Florida Restaurant Franchise Group (FRFG) and its subsidiary, Jafrejo Holdings, LLC, which is planning to open ten locations across South Florida via additional sites planned for Pembroke Pines, West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, and Doral.
According to Jack Flechner of FRFG, who is operator of Twin Peaks in South Florida, Davie will present the perfect location to introduce the Twin Peaks brand to South Florida.
The new restaurant will be located at the Tower Shops plaza and will feature more than 20 high-definition flat-screen TVs, at least 20 draft beers poured at a freezing 29 degrees (per company policy), and a menu of classic American comfort foods with dishes like pulled pork nachos, pot roast, chicken-fried steak, and venison chili.
Twin Peaks Davie will also be home to a team of Twin Peaks Girls, the concept’s name for the bevy of female servers. This week, the new restaurant will hold open auditions every day except Sunday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Renaissance Hotel (corner of I-595 and Pine Island Road). The Twin Peaks Davie Facebook page says no experience is required, but be sure to "dress to impress."
According to the company's website, becoming a Twin Peaks Girl comes with many perks, including flexible hours to accommodate student school schedules, prepaid tanning and fitness packages, and a chance to star in national modeling campaigns. There's just one catch: A job here requires you to don the official Twin Peaks Girls gear, a pro-cheerleader-inspired “Lumber-Jill” costume.
"Guys love a place that offers craveable man food, cold drinks, and all their favorite sports," said Kristen Colby, senior director of marketing at Twin Peaks. "It's the ultimate sports lounge."
Yeah, that's what they love about it.
Twin Peaks will open at 2000 S. University Drive, Davie. Call 954-306-6191, or visittwinpeaksrestaurant.com.
Nicole Danna is a food writer covering Broward and Palm Beach counties. To get the latest in food and drink news in South Florida, follow her @SoFloNicole or find her latest food pics on the BPB New Times Food & Drink Instagram.
The crew continues to make significant progress on the Twin Peaks Davie location. Installation of the outdoor patio has begun and the interior walls are starting to take shape. Stay tuned for more updates
Week 3 of construction in Fort Myers, Florida came to end this past weekend with crews working overtime to get the foundation of the building and footers poured. The project continues to be on schedule and looks to be ready for an opening this September. This is scheduled to be the 5th location open in Florida and will be the 2nd Florida location to be open by Jafrejo Holdings subsidiary DMD Restaurants, partially funded through the EB-5 Investment Visa program and the Florida Restaurant Franchise Group.
Week 17 of construction has come to a close with a tremendous amount of progress. Twin Peaks Davie is getting ready to share the "eats, drinks and scenic views" with South Florida. HVAC work is complete, Kitchen has been prepared for equipment delivery and the roof is completed. The crew is working fast and furiously to meet the planed June opening and things are looking good!
Twin Peaks recently opened its first Michigan restaurant. Located at 1111 W. Fourteen Mile Road in Madison Heights, the sports-themed restaurant features a mountain lodge-style atmosphere, 58 high definition flat screen televisions, 24 craft and domestic beers with full-service bar and “Twin Peaks Girls.”
The menu includes made-from-scratch entrees such as slow-roasted Mom’s Pot Roast and house-breaded Chicken Fried Steak as well as Smokehouse Burgers and BBQ Pulled Pork Nachos.
Twin Peaks is based in Dallas. It currently has 68 locations with plans for an additional 15 locations before the end of the year. For more information, visit www.TwinPeaksRestaurant.com or call 248-268-4173.
Progress, Progress, Progress . . . crews are working 6 days a week in Davie, Florida to meet the scheduled opening date of May 25 for Twin Peaks Davie. Week 15 saw tremendous progress with the roof being closed in, all low voltage cables being run, kitchen hoods being installed and Air Con duct work getting started.
Earlier this week construction crews started site work on the Twin Peaks restaurant location being developed in Ft. Myers, FL. Extensive site work is required but when completed this will be the 2nd Twin Peaks location to be opened by DMD Restaurant Group (a subsidiary of Jafrejo Holdings, LLC ) and the 5th location for Twin Peaks in the State of Florida. The construction is expected to take 28 weeks with an expected opening date in late September 2015.
The development of this location was partially funded through the EB-5 Investment Visa program, under the Palm Beach Regional Center and the Florida Restaurant Franchise Group (FRFG) which provides foreign investors with Permanent US REsidency in exchange for their money helping to develop permanent jobs for US residents. This Fort Myers location is the first of two locations to be developed under the FRFG 10 EB-5 offering, with the 2nd location being developed in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.