4 Rivers Smokehouse, a brand that has seen popularity and rapid growth since its conception in 2009, is planning its next unit in Lakeland, according to ClickOrlando.
This location will be their 15th, and it will appear at 4747 S. Florida Ave in the Shoppes at Lake Miriam Crossing. They will be next to a Publix Greenwise Market.
The new location will boast nearly 4,300 square feet and an 87-customer capacity, along with a mobile curbside pickup, drive-thru, and it will offer delivery options. When exactly the restaurant will open is unclear, but according to a press release, it will be sometime in 2022.
CEO John Rivers started 4 Rivers Smokehouse as a ministry when his BBQ grew popular after he served it at a fundraiser for a member of his community. The family and ministry-centric company derives its name from the four “Rivers” of the CEO’s family: himself, wife and their two children.
The company is also planning to open a location in Orlando’s SoDo district in early 2022, which we covered here. It has yet to open, nor has an official opening date been announced, ClickOrlando reports.
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