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Jax Daily Record Wednesday, Apr. 2, 201412:00 PM EST

Food notes: BurgerFi in review at St. Johns Town Center


The city’s first BurgerFi restaurant is in review for build-out at The Markets at Town Center at St. Johns Town Center.

Skyline Construction Inc. of Lake City is the contractor for the $250,000 interior construction project at 4890 Big Island Drive, sharing a building with Visionworks.

The 3,031-square-foot space will include seating for 56 inside and 32 outside.

BurgerFi will join Visionworks as tenants in a 7,500-square-foot building.

BurgerFi, based in North Palm Beach, has built a menu with specialty items like Angus burgers, a crisp quinoa burger, Kobe beef hot dogs, gourmet toppings, desserts, craft beer and wine “and an overall focus on a healthier menu selection.”

There were 45 locations open as of Tuesday across the country. The headquarters reports there is no opening date set yet for Jacksonville.

A BurgerFi news release late last year for a new Texas location said each restaurant typically adds 40-50 jobs.

It said the chain, founded in 2009, has aggressive plans for expansion with the goal of more than 70 locations to be operating by the end of 2014. It offers franchises.

Krispy Kreme applies for University Boulevard location

Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corp. applied for a permit to build a new shop at 3814 University Blvd. W., the former Barnhill’s Buffet as well as a former Internet café.

The 2,671-square-foot doughnut shop would be one of the Winston-Salem, N.C.-based chain’s prototypes. No contractor is listed for the $356,162 project.

Plans show seating for 30 indoors and 12 outside.

Publix No. 3 in Consumer Reports list

Consumer Reports, based on 27,208 reader responses, ranked Lakeland-based Publix Super Markets Inc. as the No. 3 supermarket in the country in consumer satisfaction. The survey was published in May edition.

Gate, N.Y-based Wegmans was No. 1 and Trader Joe’s, which plans to open its first area store in Jacksonville Beach, was No. 2.

Costco was No. 4 and Sprouts Farmers Market, which has been reviewing Jacksonville for a store, was No. 5.

Jacksonville-based Winn-Dixie was No. 42, while its parent company, Jacksonville-based Bi-Lo, was No. 32.

Among other stores with a Northeast Florida presence, or soon to be here: Aldi, No. 11;

Harris Teeter, No. 13; Whole Foods, No 15; Target/SuperTarget, No. 26; Save-A-Lot, No. 28; BJ’s Wholesale Club, No. 37; and Walmart Supercenter, last at No. 55.

Tropical Smoothie building out at Windsor Commons

Tropical Smoothie Café is building out a restaurant at the Windsor Commons Shopping Center. M.L. Warwick Inc. will renovate the 1,400-square-foot space for Tropical Smoothie at 4765 Hodges Blvd., No. 20, at a project cost of $106,994.

According to, this would be the ninth location in Duval County.

Firehouse Subs relocating along Roosevelt

Firehouse Subs plans to relocate within the Target shopping center along Roosevelt Boulevard.

Firehouse Subs intends to move from a 1,500-square-foot restaurant at 6331 Roosevelt Blvd. to a 2,686-square-foot location at 6337 Roosevelt Blvd.

The projected opening date is late June or early July.

The city is reviewing a permit application for a $150,000 build-out of the new location.

Licensed to serve

Duval County Tax Collector Michael Corrigan issued business licenses for:

• Premier Meats Inc., to Sameer Y. Kandah, 2401 W. Beaver St.

• Col. Mustard’s SS Inc., to Jessica L. Cooper, 8060 Philips Highway, No. 101.

• Tidbits Express 1 LLC, to Tidbits Holdings LLC, 8535 Baymeadows Road.

• China 99 Chinese Restaurant, to Xue Ang Lan, 3541 University Blvd., No. 5.

• Shark Bites Cajun Cooking LLC, to Brian Edward Weeks, 8131 Baymeadows Circle W., mobile vendor.

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