Cincinnati-based taco chain Bakersfield is headed to Brush Park. Crain’s reports that the company, which serves up Mexican-inspired fare, is slated to open in the former Ye Olde Butcher Shoppe building adjacent to Grey Ghost and the forthcoming New Order Coffee Roasters.
The chain will take over the remaining 4,000-square-foot, first-floor suite in the massive Butcher Shoppe space facing Woodward Avenue. The restaurant operators haves signed a 19-year lease.
The Detroit restaurant will be the seventh location for Bakersfield, which has restaurants throughout the Midwest and East Coast. The chain serves a variety of Mexican-style food including tacos, tostadas, and tortas. Bakersfield restaurants also offer a full bar with pitchers of margaritas, beer, wine, and “over 100 tequilas and American whiskeys,” according to the company website. Bakersfield is expected to open in early 2017.
This is far from the first out-of-town Mexican-inspired eatery to expand to Detroit in recent months. The Calexico chain debuted its first location outside of New York in downtown Detroit in August.
• Mexican-Inspired Restaurant to Open in Former Ye Olde Butcher Shoppe Space [Crain’s]
• Bakersfield Website [Official]
• Vacant Ye Olde Butcher Shoppe Space to Welcome New Midtown Restaurant(s) [ED]