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Jax Daily Record Monday, Dec. 13, 202102:37 PM EST

Grumpy’s Restaurant plans to open in Wildlight in May

The chain is coming to the Publix-anchored Crossings at Wildlight shopping center.
by: Monty Zickuhr Managing Editor

Grumpy’s Restaurant announced Dec. 13 it plans to open in Wildlight in May.

The restaurant is planned for the Crossings at Wildlight, the Publix-anchored shopping center in the master-planned Nassau County community. The center is at Florida 200 and William Burgess Boulevard.

It will be the fourth Grumpy’s to open in Northeast Florida. The chain also has locations in Orange Park, Middleburg and St. Johns County.

The franchise will be operated by LeAnne and Ray Rhoden of Yulee.

“Our potential is limited only by the creativity of our management and the vision of our owners,” Grumpy’s President and CEO, Daniel DeLeon said in a news release. 

 The news release said LeAnne Rhoden has more than 25 years of quick-service restaurant franchise ownership experience.

“My husband and I are motivated to use our passion and combined expertise to serve our community with a smile, just as we’ve served for the past 25 years,” LeAnne Rhoden said in the release.

 “We believe the brunch-loving people of Wildlight and Yulee will welcome us with open arms. Our guests are truly a pillar of our businesses.”

Grumpy’s serves breakfast and lunch. It features diner fare, including meatloaf and roasted turkey plates. There are breakfast staples along with sandwiches, burgers, soups, salads and daily specials.

Hours are 5:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily.

DeLeon founded Grumpy’s in 1999 in Orange Park and began offering franchises in 2019.

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