Jun 5, 2013, 2:51pm EDT
Florida’s first Twin Peaks restaurant and sports bar made its debut Tuesday night in Orlando.
The eatery at 8350 International Drive held a VIP night on June 4 for an exclusive first look, which offered menu samplings and the opportunity to meet the executive team.
Addison, Texas-based Twin Peaks, a national chain of sports restaurants, was founded in 2005 and has expanded to more than 40 locations in such states as Arizona, Colorado, Louisiana, Georgia and South Carolina.
The I-Drive restaurant’s setting mimics a hunting lodge atmosphere with cabin images, decorative animal heads and an open-air patio. The “Twin Peaks Girls” dressed in lumberjack-inspired uniforms also add to the woodsy venue. TWIN PEAKS ALBUM
At more than 9,000 square feet, the mountain-themed restaurant features more than 65 HD flat screens, provides two full-service bars and a 32-item menu that blends classic plates like house-breaded Chicken-Fried Steak with signature dishes like the Hangover Burger.
“When coming to a sports restaurant, people don’t expect such great food,” Colby said “The attention to detail, attention to ingredients and focus on recipes, you don’t see that in a sports bar.”
Twin Peaks I-Drive is open everyday from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.
Meanwhile, the group also is scouting for other locations in the Orlando area — including Lake Buena Vista, Winter Park, Lake Mary and the University of Central Florida submarket in east Orlando — though no deals are done yet, according to previous Orlando Business Journal reports.
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