C&P Company of Macon has submitted preliminary site plans to the Oconee County Planning Department for a Cheddar’s Casual Cafe on Epps Bridge Parkway as part of Epps Bridge Centre.
The plans call for a 8,465-square-foot building seating 324 people and with 206 parking spaces spread across parts of two of the mall’s 12 outparcels. It also would include an outdoor patio seating 60 people.
Cheddar’s, an Austin Arlington Irving, TX-based chain, serves steaks, chicken, seafood, burgers, salads and desserts.
The restaurant will join two others in the mall, the recently opened Taqueria Tsunami Restaurant and a restaurant in the University 16 Cinema. Both have beer and wine licenses.
The filing of the site plans on March 31 follows an email message sent to the Oconee County Commissionersby C&P co-owner Allen Peake saying he was interested in a site in the county but, without a liquor license, locating a restaurant in the county would be “economically unfeasible.”
For more, visit Oconee County Observations.
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